We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Originally from Toronto, Canada, I relocated to Arizona where I received my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies with a minor in Criminology from Arizona State University. I then attended law school at Phoenix School of Law where I earned a Juris Doctorate degree. While pursuing my doctorate, I interned at a criminal defense firm in Scottsdale, Arizona. I handled a multitude of criminal cases there, including felony, misdemeanor and criminal traffic matters.
Following my internship, I was licensed and immediately hired as an attorney at the Scottsdale firm where I practiced for over a year. I then accepted a position with acclaimed boutique criminal defense firm, Kimerer & Derrick, PLC where I worked alongside world renowned attorneys – most notably known for their work establishing America’s Miranda Rights in U.S. v. Miranda. During my 7 years at the firm, I gained notoriety for expertly handling complex felony and misdemeanor cases while maintaining compassionate and genuine client-attorney relationships.
I've since continued my practice with my own firm, Palestini Law, PLC, located in Central Phoenix, where I provide high level criminal defense services to my clients. I have over 10 years of criminal defense experience and I've conducted over 300 trials. I've been awarded by the legal community for my expertise with the Rising Star Award for the last 6 consecutive years, and the AVVO Client Choice Award for the last 5 consecutive years. Clients recognize me for my personable and caring demeanor as well as the detailed attention I pay to each of my cases.
I'm admitted to practice law in the State of Arizona, the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. I'm a member of the Arizona Bar Association and American Bar Association.
Being charged with a crime will be one of the most difficult situations you or your loved ones will ever face. For aggressive and experienced representation in DUI, felony and misdemeanor cases, I'm here to help. To speak to me directly, and NOT an assistant, call Palestini Law, PLC, at for a free initial consultation.