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Jay S Volquardsen

also known as Jay Volquardsen

About me

Jay Volquardsen obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University in 1997 and later obtained his law degree from the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2000. 

After being trained as a civil lawyer for the first five years of his career, Jay, along with his law partner, Woody Thompson, opened Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. in 2005 to focus specifically on criminal law and DUI defense.

Almost 9 years later, Thompson & Volquardsen, P.C. has represented thousands of clients in the area of Criminal and DUI defense.

If you want an experienced lawyer that you can trust, you must talk to Jay Volquardsen about your or your loved one's pending criminal matter. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    15 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    15 years, 200 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Arthur J Hall

    I first met Jay as a prosecutor and he was on the opposing side of a case. I was impressed with how diligently he represented and advocated for his client. So many other defense attorneys won't fight for their clients but Jay will and because of this I've seen him achieve some incredible results. I endorse Mr. Volquardsen.


    Arthur Hall DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy John Tobin

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Timothy Tobin Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info


Phoenix, AZ, 85016-4747


AZActive 200107/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Based On Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Lawyers in ArizonaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
2014 Arizona Excellence AwardUS Institute for Advancement of Trade and Commerce2014
Best of Our ValleyArizonafoothillsmagazine.com2013
Certificate of MeritASU Del E. Webb School of Construction2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerThompson & Volquardsen, P.C.2005 - Present
Attorney at LawEllett Law Offices, P.C.2001 - 2006
Staff Attorney ExternArizona State Court of Appeals, Division One2000 - 2000
Summer Law ClerkPeshkin, Kotalik & Burkhart1999 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Papago Men's Golf AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Smith v. Lachter (In re Smith), 293 B.R. 220 (9 th Cir. 2003)Published
North v. Winterthur Assurances (In re North), 2003 Bankr. Lexis 829 (9 th Cir. B.A.P. 2003)Published
Arizona v. Bliemeister (In re Bliemeister), 296 F.3d 858 (9 th Cir. 2002)Published
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawProject ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Webinar / OnlineWhat To Do If You Have Been Charged With a DUI2013