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Matthew Bartz is an established Phoenix criminal defense lawyer whose legal skills and professional acumen have taken him far. Responsible for numerous jury and bench trials in Arizona, the criminal defender is also the proud winner of the western regional competition for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. The criminal defense attorney is fluent in both English and Spanish, providing legal assistance to a diverse set of defendants in and around the area of Phoenix, Arizona. Since acquiring his license to practice law in the state of Arizona and the United States District Court, Mr. Bartz has handled thousands of criminal cases, defending against allegations of aggravated assault, kidnapping, and much more. The attorney’s legal background is broad in scope, and includes time spent working as a Judicial Extern for Presiding Justice Paul Turner of the California Court of Appeals (2004) and a criminal prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Today, Attorney Bartz remains an invaluable member of the Juvenile Crimes Bureau, as well as the Adult Crimes Trial Bureau. When you need effective legal defense, you need Matthew Bartz. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Aaron Michael Black

    I have known Mr. Bartz since I started practicing law. I first worked with him when he was a prosecutor, and I now work with him as a defense attorney. He works hard for his clients and focuses on key legal issues that result in the best possible outcome for his clients.


    Aaron Black DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Arthur J Hall

    I've had the pleasure to observe Mr. Bartz advocate for his clients many times in court and I've seen him use incredible legal talents to advocate for his clients. He cares about his clients and the work that he does and sees his clients as people. I endorse Mr. Bartz.


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

Contact info

Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.

2929 East Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85016


AZActive 200703/30/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior Supervising AttorneySuzuki Law Offices2010 - Present
Deputy County AttorneyMaricopa County Attorney's Office2006 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of ArizonaMember2007 - Present
J. Ruben Clark Law SocietyMember2003 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Brigham Young UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2003

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