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Michael Kielsky

Personal injury Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   157 reviews

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Michael Kielsky is a member of the State Bars of Arizona and California, licensed to practice in both states, as well as before Arizona's U.S. District Court.

 

Michael Kielsky earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science from Grand Canyon College (now University) in Phoenix, Arizona, attended Graduate School in the College of Engineering at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and received his law degree (summa cum laude) from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California.

 

Mr. Kielsky's general practice areas include criminal defense, traffic ticket defense, civil rights, constitutional law, and administrative and government law.

 

Additionally, Mr. Kielsky has training and experience as a mediator.

 

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Anything you do after receiving any kind of traffic ticket may have legal consequences which you may not recognize, understand, or desire.

 

For any kind of traffic ticket, including criminal traffic tickets such as criminal speed, reckless driving, aggressive driving, driving on a suspended license, exhibition of speed or racing, as well as civil traffic such a speeding or red light violations, and including photo radar, you should discuss your case with an experienced criminal and traffic ticket attorney first!

 

Just a brief phone call, and a lot of your questions will likely be answered. Don't proceed without more information, become an informed consumer of legal services, and then decide on how to handle your case. 

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Licensed for 16 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 12/21/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/29/2022

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

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Zanes Injury Lawyers
4222 E. Thomas Rd., #100
Phoenix, AZ, 85018

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  157 customer reviews
Posted by Nicholas Krentiras | January 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Loves what he does? LAW!
My review of Michael Kielski on the three cases that he has worked for me are simple!!!!! He knows the law and he controls the courtroom! I’m going to be sad when he moves to the bench ! Because he loves what he does!!!!! The law!!!!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Tenacious Attorney
I want to thank Mr. Kielsky for the all the hard work and time he put into resolving my criminal case. His tenacity resulted in a great outcome. I appreciated the great communication. I highly recommend Mr. Kielsky!
Posted by Donna | October 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am so grateful!
I had called many lawyers before deciding on Mr. Kielsky. I was just exasperated! Initially Michael answered my phone call after hours which I found remarkable and assuring. I explained that I received a speeding ticket from a photo radar camera. He understood my concern that with my profession this would affect my work. I have professional licenses in many States. There were other personal factors that I told him that he could include in my defense too. I feel that Michael is a very caring, empathic and compassionate person and does much research so he can provide the best defense. He told me that he may not win but I could see that he had a great track record so I wanted to take a chance and hired him. His legal assistant Kristina updated me along the way with the progress. I can't tell you my relief when she called and emailed the results of my case today. Michael was able to get it brought down to a city code violation which is no points and is not reported to the MVD so it should have no impact on my livelihood and car insurance. I really hope that I don't get another violation but if I did I would ask Michael if he would represent me again. He took the stress out of a stressful situation. This is the 1st time I've ever hired a lawyer too!
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Posted by Jacqueline | June 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs Jacque Bratz
I spoke with Michael in the beginning of my criminal driving accident from there on he and his staff took over. Not once did I have to appear in court. The case was finally dismissed after I paid restitution which my insurance paid. But the misdemeanor went away.
Posted by Lauren | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I am very pleased with my experience working with both Michael Kielsky and his Legal Assistant, Kristina. Mr. Kielsky did a fantastic job of communicating, understanding my legal issue, collecting information relevant to the case, preparing me for what to expect and presenting it to the judge. I felt very confident in Mr. Kielsky's ability to represent me and seek a resolution. My case was dismissed and I couldn't be any happier with the services provided. Thank you, Mr. Kielsky!
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Posted by Ryan | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A honest man
2 years ago I got in trouble with the law. Heaven for bid I was screwed I couldn't find a lawer for the right price. I was always scared of lawers. I always thought they wanted money and not help the little guys. Well MR. Kielsky from udall shumway changed my view. He helped me with winning my case!! hands down gave the best advice and always made you feel safe and loved. I gave him my life and he gave me my life back with a second chance. He's a blessing on this earth. So don't hesitate to hire him he's worth every penny you spend. He will be my legal advisor till the day he retires. Thank you.
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Posted by Kelly | May 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Michael Kielsky is THE MAN!
Thank you, Michael, for helping us with our company's ticket. We were so worried and even lost sleep over it. You have alleviated all of our stress and we are very grateful. Please know you are very much appreciated.
Posted by Wei | August 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you very much
Today, I received the notice from the court has dismissed my case. It was an unexpected result for me, I felt very surprised and happy。A year ago, I was charged with reckless driving in Phoenix. I found attorney Kielsky through Internet information. I saw many people have a good opinion of him. So I chose him to deal with my legal issues. I'm lucky that I didn't find the wrong person. Attorney Kielsky has worked very hard for my case with his responsible and serious attitude during the year, and I've got this very satisfactory result. I would also like to thank Ms. Trunkenbolz here, because my English is not good, I can only communicate by email. As an assistant to lattorney Kielsky, I know that such communication will take more time and energy for her, but she has shown great patience and meticulousness. Thank you very much. After my personal experience, I recommend attorney Kielsky to you if you want a responsible and experienced attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Case for Arizona Traffic Law
Hired Mr. Michael Kielsky based on a recommendation of another attorney. The recommendation was spot on. Mr. Kielsky handled my case involving Arizona Criminal statute chapter 28 with care, professionalism, patience and expertise. He was able to create a defense that was thought out, compelling and effective. He took time to review my case in detail. We he consulted me with possible defense plans and strategies that would allow for a more favorable case outcome. After significant work with providing my background information, current business practices and current activities and many court dates, a carefully crafted deviation letter was presented to the prosecution team. After their review we were able to plea to a very favorable charge. From the original two class 1 misdemeanor charges the case was pleaded to a single civil charge with no criminal conduct. I highly recommend Mr. Kielsky. He is is professional, caring, diligent, patient and highly skilled. His passion with helping in my case was very evident and much appreciated. Job well done Sir!
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working Lawyer, on the case!!
Let me start by saying, I would 100% hire Michael again (in a heart beat). And secondly, Michael won my case for me!! He worked on my case for over a year & a half, never giving up; even when I was ready too. I was facing criminal speeding (with a clean driving history) and with Michael's defense, he got my case dismissed in court with zero court fines or points (no driving school) on my record/ history.
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Posted by Kyle | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Mr. Kielsky took my case head on. He knew that a first time offender like myself in any way with the laws of Arizona should not face a class 3 misdemeanor for a speeding infraction. In all honesty this man is responsible for my ability to succeed in my professional future. The state of Arizona put up a good fight but Mr. Kielsky was better. If you are ever in an unfair predicament with the law he is your man.
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Response from Michael Kielsky May 2, 2019
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by Elle | February 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very prompt & professional!
Mr. Michael Kielsky responded very quickly with clear, concise, and accurate information. He went over my options in a way that was objective and easy for me to understand. He is professional, knowledgeable, and shows a genuine desire to help.
Response from Michael Kielsky March 18, 2019
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by John | February 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
There's a reason Michael has so many 5 Star reviews!
I contacted Michale regarding a red light photo citation I received in Paradise Valley, AZ and, within a matter of minutes, he provided me with the guidance I needed to resolve my issue. No fine, no points, no silly driver survival class, and no cost for the consultation! I highly recommend contacting Michael if you have any question regarding the validity of a proto citation!
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Response from Michael Kielsky March 18, 2019
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Picked up phone right away and helped me out!
I had a traffic event and Michael was kind and generous enough to share valuable advice with me up front. He spoke friendly and calmly on the phone with me. I would call him again. Five stars so far!
Response from Michael Kielsky February 7, 2019
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by Amos | December 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above and beyond
I had a parking violation which I approached Michael about. He was very frank about the costs it would take to hire him and the financial sense it would not make. But above that, he provided me with other options I could take which no other attorney took the time to provide to me. For this. 5 stars.
Response from Michael Kielsky December 27, 2018
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by Ron | December 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful!
I had some questions about a compromising situation and Mr. Kielsky answered them all patiently and in great detail. I feel like he gave me very valuable advice on how to manage my predicament going forward and I would definitely recommend him to anyone dealing with a similar ordeal.
Response from Michael Kielsky December 27, 2018
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by Anthony | November 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I had received a criminal speeding ticket for going 91mph on the freeway (25mph over the speed limit) and had a clean driving record . I didn't know what to expect or what possible outcomes where possible . Michael took the time to explain everything to me and had good communication about the status of my case throughout the process. The case ended up getting thrown out with the requirement that I attended Defensive Driving School. If you find yourself in a similar situation I would recommend Michael Kielsky.
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Response from Michael Kielsky December 4, 2018
Thank you very much for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by Dave | November 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best experience with an attorney that I ever had!
I sought out the services of Mr. Kielsky a few years ago. He was extremely helpful in resolving my cases. His assistant was quick to respond to my emails - within minutes most of the time. Being in the dark and wondering what's going on has always been my experience with lawyers, but not this one. He and his staff understood my case and fully explained the process to me. According to the documents I received after my cases were closed, it was clear that there was a real professional effort to research, investigate, and prepare. I owe a great debt of gratitude to Mr. Kielsky's office for helping me resolve my cases. If you are looking for someone to fight for you, these are the warriors you need. Their spears are sharp. Their resolve - unwavering.
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Response from Michael Kielsky November 7, 2018
Thank you for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and really are appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.”
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal speeding dropped to traffic school
I would recommend Mr Kielsky to anyone. He got me the best case scenario for my situation. Criminal speeding charges went away in exchange for traffic school. I paid the flat fee and the rest was taken care of. I I couldn’t be happier!
Response from Michael Kielsky October 2, 2018
Thank you for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and are really appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
Posted by Grace | September 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Exceptional and Amazing Attorney
Michael Kielsky is an incredible and brilliant attorney! Multiple criminal defense attorneys and injury attorneys had declined taking on my case because it was not the typical case they handled, but Attorney Kielsky was gracious enough to meet with me in person for a free consultation which went well over half an hour. He had so many valid options and practical ideas for me to choose from (excellent choices), whereas the other attorneys admitted their expertise and knowledge in handling these type of cases were little to none. That sets him apart from his colleagues. Attorney Kielsky was honest with me and did not try to get to me to just retain him. Even a high profile case attorney incorrectly told me that my NOC deadline had passed, but Attorney Kielsky was so keen and immediately saw that the deadline had not passed after all. I immediately knew I would hire him after speaking with him. I was so busy and finally contacted him about 2 weeks before the NOC deadline. We only gave him about a 2 week window to research and sift through a substantial amount of information. He gave us a very low rate for a substantial amount of work in preparing a Notice of Claim. The Notice of Claim turned out AMAZING and much better than we could have imagined. Attorney Kielsky is an attorney who is not focused on money which is hard to find these days! He is compassionate, kind, prompt, and always available to speak with directly (even called me back on his cell phone when out of the office). When speaking with Attorney Kielsky, he would give me his full, unrushed attention and was always very thorough. He takes the time to understand his clients and what matters to his clients. His legal experience is extremely broad (criminal defense to family law to civil litigation) and we are convinced based on our experience with him that he can handle any and all types of cases. Please do not hesitate to hire Attorney Kielsky – we trust you will be 100% pleased with the amazing turnout/result of his work as we were. He is everything anyone wants in a lawyer: responsive, compassionate, extremely intelligent, and amazing work/results! Thank you, Attorney Kielsky, for your amazing work! We are so very blessed to have discovered you. You are a godsend and if not for you, we would not have the NOC which means so much to us! THANK YOU - we are more than pleased.
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Response from Michael Kielsky September 11, 2018
Thank you for your great feedback. Your very kind and detailed comments honor me, and are really appreciated. If you or yours have any legal need or questions in the future, I'm ready to assist. Remember, please call us first, before you act, and we'll point you in the right direction.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-395 per hour
  • Contingency 35%-43%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Udall Shumway PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kielsky Rike PLLC
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Kielsky, Rike & Elgart, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Solo Practice
  • 2006 - 2009
  • General Counsel
  • BetterThanYours.com
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Director
  • Arrange.com
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Technical Manager
  • Go Daddy Software
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Judicial Intern
  • Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Extern
  • California Court of Appeal, 4th District, Division One
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Volunteer Mediator
  • Superior Court of California, County of San Diego
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Volunteer/Intern
  • Office of the Public Defender, San Diego, CA
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Law Student Volunteer
  • Employee Advocate and Labor Services
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Vice President
  • Republic National Bank
  • 1995 - 1995
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Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Arizona State University
  • Graduate Studies in Computer Science and Business, no degree
  • 1990
  • Grand Canyon University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • Red Light Ticket / Civil Traffic, Tempe Municipal Court
  • Dismissed upon motion
  • Red Light Ticket / Civil Traffic, Tempe Municipal Court
  • Dismissed upon motion
  • Photo Radar / Civil Traffic, Paradise Valley Town Court
  • Dismissed after hearing
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Associations

  • East Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Construction Law Section, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Board Liason
  • 2012 - Present
  • Lawyer Referal Service Committee, Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Technology Committee, State Bar of Arizona
  • Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • East Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maricopa County Libertarian Party
  • 2nd Vice Chair
  • 2009 - Present
  • Federalist Society (Phoenix Lawyer's chapter)
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bar of the United States District Court - District of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Arizona Libertarian Party
  • Chairman
  • 2015 - 2018
  • State Bar of Arizona, Board of Governors
  • Candidate from District 6
  • 2014 - 2014
  • East Valley Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Arizona Libertarian Party
  • 1st Vice Chair
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Board Member-elect
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Ex-Officio Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • East Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • East Valley Bar Association
  • Vice President Elect
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Arizona Libertarian Party
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Arizona Libertarian Party
  • Secretary
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Student Bar Association
  • Judicial Chair
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Law Review, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • Technical Editor
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Student Bar Association
  • Parliamentarian
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Maricopa County Recorder
  • Deputy Registrar
  • 1990 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Awards

  • 2019 Client Champion Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2019 - Top 10%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2019
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2019
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 2020 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2019 - Top 1%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 2019
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2019
  • 2019 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2018 - Top 1%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Nominee America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys®
  • America's Top 100 LLC
  • 2018
  • Nomination for Membership
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers In Arizona
  • The Legal Network
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2018
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2018
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2018
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Gold Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Rated AV® Preeminent™ (Highest Possible Rating on Lawyers.com℠)
  • Lawyers.com℠
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent® (Highest in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Professionals (Top 1%)
  • The American Registry
  • 2018
  • 2018 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2018 Client Champion Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • 2019 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Invitation to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals (Top 5%)
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent® (Highest in Legal Ability & Ethical Standards)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Silver Distinction
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award for Arizona selectee
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Inc.
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Avvo Rated Top Lawyer 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored Professionals 2017 - Top 5%
  • Americas Most Honored
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 2018
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2017
  • 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Selection as one of Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Nomination as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for Arizona
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2016 Top 10 Criminal Law Attorneys, Arizona Membership Selection
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2016
  • Nomination as one of the "10 Best" Attorneys for Arizona
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • Presidential Elector
  • Arizona Libertarian Party
  • 2016
  • 2016 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10th Anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • America's Most Honored
  • America's Most Honored
  • 2016
  • 2017 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2016 AV Preeminent Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Nomination to become a Fellow
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arizona
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Top Valley Lawyers 2014
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct Committeeman
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
  • 2014
  • LD25 State Representative Candidate (Libertarian)
  • Arizona Secretary of State
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Maricopa County Attorney Candidate (Libertarian)
  • Maricopa County Elections Department
  • 2012
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct Committeeman
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
  • 2012
  • Champion of Prosperity
  • Americans for Prosperity
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct Committeeman
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
  • 2010
  • Maricopa County Attorney Candidate (Libertarian)
  • Maricopa County Elections Department
  • 2010
  • Notary Public
  • Arizona Secretary of State
  • 2009
  • New Recruit Thank You
  • Volunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct Committeeman
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
  • 2008
  • Maricopa County Attorney Candidate (Libertarian)
  • Maricopa County Elections Department
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct Committeeman
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
  • 2006
  • Representative to U.S. Congress, C.D. 5 Candidate (Libertarian)
  • Arizona Secretary of State
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct Committeeman
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
  • 2004
  • West Mesa Justice of the Peace Candidate (Libertarian)
  • Maricopa County Elections Department
  • 2002
  • Certificate of Election, Libertarian Precinct Committeeman
  • Maricopa County Board of Supervisors
  • 2002
  • Highest Grade, Pretrial Practice
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2001
  • Distinguished Honor Roll, Spring Semester
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2001
  • Highest Grade, Constitutional Law II
  • The Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2001
  • Highest Grade, Community Property
  • The Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2001
  • Highest Grade, Constitutional Law II
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2001
  • Honor Roll, Fall Semester
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2001
  • Highest Grade, Community Property
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2001
  • Distinguished Honor Roll, Summer
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2001
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2001
  • Highest Grade, Property II
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2000
  • Highest Grade, Telecommunications Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 2000
  • Law & Technology Fellowship
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2000
  • Distinguished Honor Roll, Fall Semester
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2000
  • Highest Grade, Property II
  • The Witkin Legal Institute
  • 2000
  • Honor Roll, Spring Semester
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2000
  • Honor Roll, Summer
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 2000
  • Distinguished Honor Roll, Fall Semester
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 1999
  • Highest Grade, Civil Procedure I
  • The Witkin Legal Institute
  • 1999
  • Highest Grade, Criminal Law
  • The Witkin Legal Institute
  • 1999
  • Highest Grade, Criminal Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 1999
  • Highest Grade, Civil Procedure I
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award
  • 1999
  • Merit Scholarship
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 1999
  • Freshman Writing Award
  • Grand Canyon College
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), ASU Chapter
  • Law, Liberty, & Crime
  • 2017
  • US/AZ Government Class, Period 4
  • US Politics
  • 2016
  • US/AZ Government Class, Period 3
  • US Politics
  • 2016
  • US/AZ Government Class, Period 1
  • US Politics
  • 2016
  • AP Government Class, Period 6
  • US Politics
  • 2016
  • AP Government Class, Period 2
  • US Politics
  • 2016
  • Live CLE: Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure
  • Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure
  • 2014
  • Live CLE: Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure
  • Photo Enforcement Basics: The Law and Procedure
  • 2014
  • Arizona Objectivists
  • Know your Rights for Police Questioning & Interrogation
  • 2013
  • Are Targeted Killings Legal? - A Debate
  • Are Targeted Killings Legal? - A Debate
  • 2011
  • The Strategic Edge Business Alliance
  • Photo Radar: Public Service or Government Money Grab?
  • 2010
  • Sunnyslope Candidate Forum
  • 2010 Primary Election
  • 2010
  • County Supervisors Association Candidate Debate
  • Maricopa County Attorney Candidate Debate
  • 2010
  • Candidate Debate -- Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • Maricopa County Attorney Candidate Debate
  • 2010
  • 2009 Convention
  • Elections Legal Issues Update
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (55)
Given (27)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have the highest respect for Michael Kielsky. In addition to being a great lawyer, he is a wonderful person and role model as an American. I have personally tried a felony jury trial with him in which our client was totally acquitted. Michael has a rare ability to quickly size up the issues and fashion the best possible defense for his client. He is very bright and always fair and reasonable with his clients. I suspect he is a terror for prosecutors. I would not hesitate to send clients to Michael."
Transportation Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Other
"As a part of my practice I have provided advice to clients regarding photo radar tickets. I have even written memorandums concerning photo radar tickets. Needless to say, I didn't need to hire an attorney when I received my photo radar ticket....but I knew I could trust Michael. I was amazed at the level of his knowledge, the sincerity he showed in helping me, and his amazing work product. I cannot say enough how much I endorse Michael Kielsky as an attorney. I would not hesitate to hire him again for any matter and neither should you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Great criminal defense attorney and mentor!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a passionate defender of the constitution and the rights it secures. I highly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Kielsky on a board for several years. During that time, I have found him to be dedicated, professional and articulate. It is also clear that he is a vigorous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is able to incorporate both a dedication to his clients, and the highest level of integrity in his work. His work defending individual and Constitutional rights is the exact reason attorneys are so important in our country. The bottom line is, if I were facing criminal charges, Michael would be the attorney I would hire to represent me."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael has an ingenious way of fighting speeding and traffic tickets. He is a champion for the accused."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Michael for a few years and know him to be a competent, trustworthy and hard working attorney. If you are in need of a good defense attorney he is a good choice to protect your freedom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a very smart and skilled attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kielsky is a very intelligent and personable attorney who truly cares for his clients. His professionalism is obvious and his vast legal knowledge is an asset to anyone who chooses Mr. Kielsky as their attorney."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is one of the most innovative and creative defense attorneys. He is a strong litigator and is always a very knowledgeable resource for fellows lawyers in the defense community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for his clients. I never have a hesitation when referring matters to Michael."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael is a passionate advocate dedicated to the preservation of his clients' civil liberties. Should you ever need assistance with a criminal law matter you can rely on Michael with absolute confidence."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kielsky is a valuable asset to this community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Klelsky is known in our community as an extremely intelligent man and an excellent attorney. He is, in my opinion, the "hands-down" expert in certain areas of law, especially in the area of traffic citations. I know him personally and have attended seminars he has taught on the topic. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Other
"I called Mike for some "quick" advice and he was absolutely spot on and terrific. I would not hesitate to recommend him in this arena and have recommended him to a few friends already."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Kielsky is very knowledgeable about the local courts in the area and in defending traffic tickets successfully. He teaches continuing legal education classes to other attorneys and very well-versed in his areas of practice."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kielsky is an excellent attorney and skilled litigant in the traffic law and criminal defense realm. I have conferred with him on traffic related issues in the past, and he has always been receptive and quite knowledgeable on the subject. I highly endorse Mr. Kielsky!"
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