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Michael Daniel Kimerer

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.2   5 reviews

also known as KIMERER & DERRICK, P.C.

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All areas of criminal defense with an emphasis on white collar crimes and corporate regulatory matters.

    53 years

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Violent crime

  4. Federal crime

  5. White collar crime

Licensed for 53 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1970
Updated 12/21/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1970
Updated 12/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Kimerer & Derrick, P.C.
1313 E. Osborn Road.
Suite. 100
Phoenix, AZ, 85014


4.2 / 5.0
  5 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the Best Attorney cares his clients
the Firm that CARES ! that is exactly they are ! Mr. Kimerer and his team cares about his clients beyond you want to believe. His knowledge in law, his professional skills and his professional ethics are beyond you can see. I am not exaggerating, I experienced his extraordinary legal service. It is so hard to find this kind of the best attorney in today's world where a lot of attorneys care money more than their clients. Mr. Kimerer and his firm is the attorney you can count on.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One of the few honest attorneys left
I cannot say enough good things about Michael Kimerer. He is a brilliant attorney, who is honest and actually cares about his clients. He is a rare find and there is no one better to have in your corner when you are up against the corrupt legal system in Arizona.
Posted by Lucy | September 14, 2013
Mega Star Attorney you should hire
my name is Lucy and i was Mr. Kimerer's current and past client. I have been working with different lawyers and I think Mr. Kimerer is the Mega Star Attorney . I had a state case with all serious charges in 2010. I interviewed a few attorneys. among them I did not choose Mr. kimerer in the first place which is a huge mistake in my life ever , I knew i got wronged and I knew I did not commit those craps the state indicted me. I thought a mediocre attorney should work. so I hired a wrong one at begining. later on the state separated my criminal case from property forfeiture. the mediocre attorney excused himself by saying his flat fee only cover criminal charge not include forfeiture .(later on I learned that kimerer cover both) . So I went back to ask the 5 attorneys I interviewed , they either hang up my phone or coldly told me that they did not do forfeiture case, only Mr. Kimerer told me " let me see what I can do for you". later on He took over my forfeiture case . actually he has to work on my criminal case to solve the forfeiture case because they are all related. He got my forfeiture case Dismissed. Through the past three years working with Mr. kimerer and his firm( from 2010 to 2013) I started to know him and his firm so well. Mr. Kimerer is always there for his clients, you can always reach him, if you choose him as your attorney , you are in best hand. He is very reliable , trustworthy, his legal defense skill is the best, esp he cares about his clients's interest. His fee may sound expensive if you don;'t know how much work he put into your case, how much brain he burned out for your case, actually his fee is worth every penny. His office staff always friendly , helpful and quick responsive. they are the legal professionals devoted themselves to their clients. He is the Mega Star attorney and I highly recommend him to be your attorney. the only thing I regretted is that I did not hire him in the first place, otherwise I would not have been in prison for 3 years for some crime I did not committed at all . back in 2010, the PHX police seized all my property and cut off all my resources , the mediocre attorney I hired did not want to go to Jury trial and I did not have extra fund to hire Mr. Kimerer after I paid the mediocre attorney $30K flat fee . so I have to force myself signed a plea the state offered me. after Mr. Kimerer took over my forfeiture case and he has to go through my criminal case , he told me " Lucy, you should not have been in prison at all . I have gone through all your criminal case files and there is nothing , they wronged you. I agreed . however it is too late I have finished my 3 years prison time . thank God I hired him to fight for my forfeiture case and he won for me. he has won for so many clients. I am a real clients of his , you can ask him about me , and I am more than happy to share my life story and attorney experiences with you . if you are currently in legal trouble , you don't want to get a wrong attorney, Mr. Kimerer is the right one for you. again his fee may sound high, but he is very honest , he does not bill you for his over time thinking of your case. his fee covers more than you thought. I made a huge mistake in my life when I chose attorney, I hope my experience will help you to choose a right one for you. Mr. kimerer is the right one for you.
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2013
5 Star Super Lawyer....wouldn't ask for anyone better!!!
I first interviewed Mr. Kimerer and decided to go with a different attorney. The reason I didn't hire Michael Kimerer in the beginning is because he was working on a big case and didn't feel like he had time to focus on another high profile case. After about 7 months of being with another Attorney, I decided it was time to switch to a Lawyer I know that could get my case moving in the right direction. Which is Mr. Kimerer, luckily for me he had just won a huge case that he was working on when I originally interviewed him. Michael Kimerer is great at returning calls (morning,day, evening and on the weekends...imagine that)!!! He's prompt at returning emails and his staff is always friendly. I would highly recommend Mr. Kimerer for any federal crime, civil forfeitures or any trouble you might find yourself in. Thank you Mike for all your hard work
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Honest Review
I do not have one positive thing to say about Mike Kimerer after enduring several months of his unprofessional behavior during his time as my husband’s defense attorney. Instead of feeling supported, we felt completely hopeless and unprepared because he lacks compassion and understanding. He is aloof (often giving very little guidance), disheveled (wearing street clothes during important and stressful meetings) his work environment is sloppy and he is unorganized (he often forget important details about our case and did not keep proper billing itemization records) and he called my husband by the wrong name on several occasions. Every single time my husband and I interacted with Mike we felt worse (not better) afterwards. Please, please beware of hiring Mike as your criminal defense attorney. Take it from my husband and I, you will regret it. Especially if you experience an outcome such as ours where our lives have been irrevocably changed because of his ineffective counsel.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kimerer & Derrick, P.C.
  • 1977 - Present


  • California St Univ Chico
  • undergraduate
  • N/A
  • UC Davis SOL King Hall
  • law
  • N/A


  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • President & Fellow
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Arizona Judicial Council
  • State Bar Representative
  • 1990 - 1997
  • Arizona State Board of Governors
  • Member
  • 1989 - 1997
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • President
  • 1986 - 1988
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Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Jack Williams Appellate Achievement Award
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2015
  • Tom Karas Criminal Justice Award
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2010
  • Vanguard Leadership Award
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2006
  • John J. Flynn Memorial Award
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this attorney. Michael Daniel Kimerer is a highly skilled lawyer that is well respected in the legal community. He works hard for his clients and is ethical and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him for any criminal defense law matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Kimerer is a remarkable criminal defense attorney. He has great courtroom presence, good organization, and never gives up on his client. If he can get the matter taken care of before prosecution starts, great. If the client has been indicted, ditto. No matter what the outcome (because juries are unpredictable; that's why I like being a bankruptcy lawyer), Mike never quits working for a client. If there's a guilty verdict, Mike works to mitigate the damage by minimizing the sentence, and trying to get the time served in a less-bad location, or house arrest. If, God forbid, I ever needed a criminal defense lawyer, Mike would be on my short list."
Criminal defense
White collar crime
Criminal defense

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Phoenix Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Daniel Kimerer
Michael Daniel Kimerer
Criminal defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 53 years