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Zachary Nathaniel Storrs

Federal crime Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Zach Storrs


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About Zachary

Learn Zachary’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    70%
    Defended wide range of charges including assault, fraud, drug sales, conspiracy, weapons offenses, immigration, and other charges.

    13 years, 200 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Defended wide variety of criminal charges ranging from traffic offenses to homicides.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    Defended both misdemeanor and felony DUI cases involving a myriad of defenses including challenging 4th Amendment issues, challenging BAC, APC, and other issues.

    15 years, 300 cases

My sole focus is helping my clients. My goal is to acheive the best outcome for every client in every case.  I strive to provide exceptional representation to every person who puts their faith in me. I know that getting the best outcome requires me to be available to my clients, to communicate with them, and to keep them involved in their cases. I answer my clients' phone calls because that is what an attorney should do and because I know that it leads to better results for my clients. 

I was named one of the Top 10 Attorneys in Arizona by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys each of the last two years.  I was also named to the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Lawyers.  I believe that these awards reflect the quality of my work, but I care far more about what my clients believe than I do about any award.

Being a lawyer isn't just about going to court. It is also about getting someone through the difficult experience of being charged with a crime. The best outcome can be a a trial victory, a dismissal, diversion, or a favorable plea agreement that protects my client's interests.  Ulitmately, what matters is protecting my clients and getting them what they need.  

I come from a family of lawyers who are committed to their clients and who put their clients first. I am an Arizona native and I have been around the law all of my life, so I know that the laws in Arizona are often harsh and that law enforcement isn't always fair.  These realities make it necessary to have a zealous advocate who really cares about the outcome of your case and about what happens to you.

I have represented clients on charges ranging from minor traffic offenses to murder. I have experience getting favorable outcomes in courts at every level in Arizona and This experience is vital to defending my clients.  If you are looking for a highly skilled, highly effective attorney who is committed to helping you find the best outcome in your case, give me a call so that we can get started defending your case.

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Licensed for 15 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/21/2022

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

Contact Zachary

Zach Storrs
1641 E. Osborn Rd.
Ste. 8
Phoenix, AZ, 85016
Storrs Law Firm, PLLC (satellite office)
950 W. Elliot Rd.
Ste. 107A
Tempe, AZ, 85284
Storrs Law Firm, PLLC (satellite office)
6989 N. Hayden Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85250
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Reviews

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Posted by Stephanie | August 4, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Attorney!
I consulted Zach on a recent case, I was more than pleased! He gave me great advice and I had my case resolved immediately! I would definitely recommend Zach if you are searching for a knowledgeable, reassuring, overall great attorney!
Posted by Gabriela | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, hardworking and reliable
Zach Storrs was my attorney for a pre-charge. Since the first time speaking to him over phone he made me feel relieved and I felt a large weight of stress lift off my shoulders. He is very knowledgeable at what he does. I recommend him 100%!!
Posted by Roy | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zach did a diligent job in my representation
Zach was a public Defender assigned to my case when we me met. Zak talked to the judge and got me the deal i was looking for, and very soon after started his private practice! even after he was no longer a public defender, Zach still to the time to help me with my case. i highly recommend Zach!!!
Response from Zachary Storrs November 20, 2015
Until recently, a small part of my practice included a contract where I was hired to represent indigent clients. I enjoyed helping those who couldn't afford to hire an attorney. I always tried to treat them exactly how I treated the clients who hired me. Unfortunately, I became too busy with my practice to continue with this contract. Of course, this has allowed me to make myself even more accessible to my clients.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
If you have any problems and need an attorney Zach is the one to call. He goes beyond the call of duty for his clients. He knows the system inside and out and will help you come to terms and fully understand the situation at hand, guiding you through every step of the way. He is honest and fair and will not judge you for anything you have done. He not only defends you while you are in court, but after you have been sentenced. He has helped me understand what I need to do to get the life I want and inspired me to change my ways. He also helped me tie my tie before sentencing because I didn't know how. What other attorney would do that. If there was a tv show that followed real lawyer's the subject would be Zach. I can say honestly that when I was in court I felt bad for every one else being sentenced before my cause their lawyers could not shine a light on the abilities of Zach. If you want the best deal you can get call Zach.
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Posted by Michael | November 6, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An excellant attorney
I contacted Zack before I was even charged. Zack was helpful from the very first phone call in calming the fear about the potential charges to come. He worked to lessen the possibility of more severe charges against me even before the prosecutor made a charging decision. I am convinced that his subtle contact with the prosecutors resulted in charges that were more palatable and I ended up with the best outcome in my case. Throughout the entire time, he was always there when needed either by phone, email or in person visits. It's hard to imagine going through a difficult and stressful case like mine without such a supportive and attentive attorney like Zack. He clearly cares about each and every client and is highly recommended.
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Posted by Kristina | October 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Respectful, attentive, confident
Zach was always respectful and attentive. His confident demeanor kept me at ease during a stressful time. He always answered my phone calls promptly, and was very thorough and patient in walking me through the steps of every process and all possible outcomes, all the way to trial. (My trial ended up being dismissed.) I highly recommend.
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Posted by Keith | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A good lawyer and a good guy
Zach was personable, got me the best outcome for my case, and even gave me a ride back to the airport since I'm from out of state. I would highly recommend him for your legal needs.
Posted by Cb | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Zach Storrs
I would highly recommend Mr Storrs ! He handled my case professionally and got me better than my desired result . He never judged me and always kept me up to date on the progress of the case. He truly cares about your situation and goes above and beyond to get your desired result. I live out of state and he took care of all my appearances and even got me a plea over the phone which was great. I have had to use many atorneys in past but Zach is by far the best and most qualified and id recommend him to anyone that's In need of help !!!
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Posted by Tunde | July 9, 2015
Amazing public defender
Zach Storrs was extremely helpful and informative when dealing with my DUI case. He had great rapport with the judge and prosecuting attorney and I believe that led to my reduced penalties. He's very knowledgeable of the law and kept me aware of all of my options during the process. He's also very personable and down to earth. I made a mistake, but I never felt like a criminal when working with Zach. I really appreciate the work he did for me and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2015
Zach Storrs has the skills
He was friendly and easy to communicate with, I felt confident with him as my lawyer. So, in my case we went to Trial.. And when Zach cross examined the police officer he asked him "Do you know what the statue definition is?" ( for the crime they accused me of committing) And guess what! The Officer was stumped....He had no idea what the law was for the crime he tried to charge me with. My case was dismissed and I was free to go. Thank You Zach! I would definitely recommend Zach
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Posted by angel velazquez | June 9, 2015
Really good lawyer
i had zach as my lawyer a couple months back i am realy happy i chiose him to help me. I felt i was in good hands. He is really responsible and helps you trough your case till the end speaks to you with the truth and makes you feel safe in his hands. He really cares about his clients. I really liked how he treated my family and showed that he cared for us and that he was there to help on what he could possibly can. I would totally recomend him to anyone who needs help. I wouldnt think twice to get him as my lawyer if i ever need him again. Im really thankfull for his help
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Posted by DiAndre | June 8, 2015
If lawyers received MVP awards, he would definitely have the most!
Zach Storrs is great at what he does. I am so thankful for him as my attorney and being on my side, every step of the way. He gave me the best outcome for my case, as what he promised to do. He knows his stuff, and what really got me, was that he actually cared about myself, and my well being. He never once judge me and any questions i had for him, he answered it truthfully, and on time, via email, text message or phone call. he is on top of his game, a true professional. he worked around my schedule and made things happen. you can tell he really enjoys and loves his job. i was comfortable around him, and so was my mother. Zach is awesome I would invite him around my family or any gatherings. I recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer for any case!
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Posted by Dillon | May 14, 2015
Cared for the Client
Zach helped me immensely in what turned out to be a very drawn out speeding offense. Because I go to school out of state, he was able to take care of everything in the AZ area during my case, while keeping my informed of any occurrences. The case ended up being drawn out over the span of a year, and Zach remained professional and caring throughout the process, having my back at every twist and turn. Awesome experience, I would recommend him to anyone!
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Posted by Aida | May 8, 2015
A true Professional and with a big heart!!
• I recommend Zachary Storrs. Attorney Zachary Storrs has and will always have my family’s and my gratitude. He is not only the best attorney because of his abilities, talents and professionalism. He is an example of humanity. If you want an attorney who really cares for the well-being of you and your family, you will not find one as courteous, diligent, and with such personal attention and dedication as Mr. Storrs. I know this because my brother needed someone who could understand what an immigrant goes through when facing a scary court process. My brother and our family were very blessed to have him. He took care of my brother and he was always there each time we needed to communicate or had questions and kept us informed. He always gave us the personal attention that is so hard to find now-a-days. He treated my brother and us with respect and as if we were his family. He is a true professional; He did an excellent job of representing my brother and was always clear on the process and told us what to expect. He worked very diligently to obtain a positive outcome. Thanks to Attorney Zach Storrs, my brother will be out very soon and hopefully continue with a normal and free life. There are not enough words to express my gratitude. I would and will always recommend him to anyone seeking an honest, caring, knowledgeable, and professional Attorney who will defend and represent his clients as he would do with his family. Without exaggeration, Zach Storrs is trustworthy, dedicated and he is the best Attorney to have by your side.
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Posted by Christy | April 29, 2015
Authentic
Almost 6 years ago I met Zach Storrs, as he was to be the attorney to represent me in my felony DUI case. I walked in his office already well versed in what I wanted and what I needed... I'm not quite sure he knew what had just walked in the door or what to do with me after I left. Zach sat across the desk from me and he LISTENED to what I had to say and when I was done he respectfully replied and used my own words in telling me how he could help me and what he would try to help me achieve. Anyone in AZ facing a felony DUI already knows there is a mandatory 4 month prison time, it's a class 4 felony and probation. I had already turned my life around and was putting blood, sweat and tears into creating a life that was "rehabilitated in the states eyes". Zach fought hard for me during the 5 month fight. He kept me informed, educated and he worked the best deal for me. Zach is an educated, experienced, passionate man who I experienced as authentic. He either answered the phone or returned my call in a timely manner. If he didn't know the answer he would tell me that he would find out and get back to me and he did. Zach went a step further in that once my case was over he still answered my questions, he still responded to my emails or calls. With Zach's education I have now received my rights back and have successfully been granted a set aside of my case... as it turns out I "am rehabilitated more than in the states eyes" and am so thankful for Zach. I would recommend Zach Storrs to anyone in trouble.
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Posted by Amy | April 9, 2015
Zachary Storrs is a Remarkable Lawyer
I would definitely recommend Mr. Storrs to anyone in need of help in the criminal justice system. I met him almost six years ago while sitting in jail, unsure of what my future held. I was coming off of drugs and facing some serious prison time. The one thing that stood out to me the most, is the way he never judged me. From the moment we met he helped me way out all of my options. He was willing to fight for me and that meant the world to me. He took time out to speak with my family and helped me prepare for all of my court proceedings. He gave me several helpful ideas of useful things to do with my jail time to help my case. I was able to get advice on how to get all of my open charges taken care of at one time so that, I could try and put my past behind me. With all of Mr. Storrs hard work, he was able to get me a minimal plea agreement with the best possible outcome. This was a very hard time in my life and it was very comforting to have such an incredible Lawyer to help me through it. I am truly grateful to know Mr. Storrs.
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Posted by Cathy | February 26, 2015
Recommendation of Zach Storrs
I encourage anyone with criminal legal issues to retain Mr. Storrs to represent them. My daughter was facing substantial prison time for numerous drug charges. Mr. Storrs walked us through the entire legal process every step of the way, explained everything, and worked tirelessly on her case. In addition to all the legal work Mr. Storrs was doing, he made recommendations of things that our family and friends could do that might help get her sentence reduced. I believe Mr. Storrs gave my daughter's case the same time and attention that he would give to one of his own family members if they were ever in trouble. The outcome of my daughter's case was the absolute best we ever could have hoped for. I hold Mr. Storrs in the highest esteem. Not only is he professional and very knowledgeable, he is a very kind individual who treats his clients as real people with real problems. Thank you, Mr. Storrs, for helping my daughter get her life back.
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Posted by Dan | February 3, 2015
Great lawyer!
Was very pleased with my dealings with Zach, he kept me in the loop and knew everything and anything about how to deal with my DUI. He provided me with every route I could go and explained very clearly and thoroughly the process my long case had to go through. I felt like I could always reach him via email or phone too. I will recommend him to anyone that has to go through the ugly process of a DUI
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Posted by Scott | January 30, 2015
Family Attorney
Mr. Storrs was instrumental in getting my son's drug felony charges reduced to misdemeanors keeping him out of jail. This allowed us to get my son into a residential treatment center and has remained there for the last several months. I truly believe by keeping my son out of jail and the court system, allowed him to get the treatment needed that saved his life. Mr. Storrs was extremely responsive and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Mr. Storrs.
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Posted by Robert | January 30, 2015
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Zach kept me informed on my case in a timely matter. He was always able to answer any questions I had. I would with out question use Zach to represent me in the future. I have recommended him to family and friends that have needed a lawyer. Thank you Zach for clearing my name in court.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Storrs Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Arizona Summit Law School
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Trial Attorney
  • OLD
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Legal Extern
  • OLD
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Yahoo!, Inc.
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Assistant Advertising Representative
  • BBDO New York
  • 2000 - 2001
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Education

  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • Law
  • 2007
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Client Not Charged
  • Client not charged in case that would have required mandatory prison
  • Client Not Charged with Fraud
  • No Criminal Charges
  • Not Guilty DUI Trial
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Arizona Senior Citizen's Law Project
  • Member: Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • Admitted Attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member Attorney
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Arizona
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Arizona
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Arizona
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Member
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society
  • 2000
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Vanderbilt University
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Self
  • The Football Recruiting Guide
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • High School Classes
  • Legal Profession
  • 2015
  • APDA Annual Conference
  • The Way of the Peaceful Lawyer: Effective Advocacy Without Fire Bombs
  • 2014
  • APDA Summer Conference
  • Daubert and Gang Expert Testimony
  • 2013
  • APDA Annual Conference
  • Daubert and Gang Expert Testimony
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (46)
Endorse Zachary
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Storrs is an extremely talented, knowledgeable and well respected attorney in the legal community. I recommend his services to anyone in need of an aggressive litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is an excellent trial attorney who I have frequently gone to for advice on legal issues and case strategy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach was a tremendous help to me when I was getting started as a new lawyer. He provided invaluable guidance and expertise on the best way to approach cases and assist clients. Considering his extensive experience in criminal defense, I feel very comfortable referring complex and important cases to Zach. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Storrs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"In addition to being an extremely humble and friendly person, Mr. Storrs is a bright and highly-capable criminal defense attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal community. He has significant experience with all types of felonies. I would highly recommend Mr. Storrs' abilities as a criminal defense attorney to someone seeking representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I was a prosecutor I met Zach as he was defending cases that I was prosecuting. I found him to be very effective at advocating his clients positions and he was extremely persuasive for other prosecutors as well as judges and juries. He uses these skills to achieve incredible results for his clients. I endorse Mr. Storrs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Storrs is a very effective and persistent advocate. As a prosecutor, I was impressed with the dogged determination he brought to each case to achieve impressive results for his clients. As a fellow defense attorney, I have now seen that same persistence bear even greater results as he has years of experience. He is a great lawyer, who I endorse without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach Storrs is a great lawyer. He is very knowledgable and always goes the extra mile for his clients. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Storrs is always a great advocate for his clients. He is thoughtful and intelligent. An excellent trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is a bright lawyer. We refer our criminal matters to him knowing that those clients are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his craft."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In the world of criminal defense you need a lawyer who knows the law as well as the system. Attorney Storrs meets those criteria. He is a professional and will use the resources at his disposal to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Storrs is a very intelligent and gifted attorney. He truly cares about his clients cases and makes every effort to get the best possible result"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great attorney and professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Zachary Storrs. He provides excellent legal answers in the Avvo community to help people who came here seeking some advice. He is an asset to our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Storrs knows the law well and is ready to put that knowledge to work for his clients. Call him to get some ideas on your case"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zachary is an adjunct law professor with 7 years of criminal defense experience. His knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. His client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Local endorsements from other attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him. If you are lucky he might just agree to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Zachary Storrs. His legal answers in the Avvo community are accurate and helpful to individuals who have asked for some advice. His contributions show an excellent knowledge of law and procedure. He is an asset to our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Storrs is a great criminal defense attorney. He has the experience and knowledge it takes to successfully represent his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Storrs is a dedicated, hardworking and effective advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely adept and talented in his ability to help his clients."
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