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Craig S Orent

Criminal defense Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

4.9   96 reviews
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 29 years
    California - CA 36 years
    Massachusetts - MA 36 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1987
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Craig Orent has been aggressively and pasionately defending adult and juvenile criminal cases for 29 years, ranging from traffic matters to capital murder cases.

    37 years

  2. Domestic violence
    24%

    37 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    22%

    37 years

  4. Violent crime
    22%

    37 years

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    2%

AGGRESSIVE, PASSIONATE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER, AND CERTIFIED CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST WITH OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Craig Orent has over 30 years of experience in the criminal law field. He is regarded as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Arizona. Craig has handled countless criminal law cases from traffic matters to capital first-degree murder. Craig is admitted to practice law in Arizona, California, and Massachusetts and is also a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the state of Arizona.
 
Craig Orent founded Orent Law Offices, PLC in 2011, and has been helping people facing all types of criminal charges such as assault, domestic violence, DUI, sex crimes, theft, federal crimes, drug crimes, and more.

Craig has a proven track record of success having not-guilty verdict results in high-profile cases involving first-degree murder, sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated assault.

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Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2018 2017 2016 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2013 2012

Location

Orent Law Offices, PLC
Craig S Orent
7272 E. Indian School Road, Suite 540,
Scottsdale, AZ
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1910 S. Stapley Drive, Suite 221
Mesa, AZ
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16165 North 83rd Avenue, Suite 200
Peoria, AZ
Craig S Orent
3100 West Ray Road
Chandler, AZ, 85226
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  96 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by PA | February 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best and Outstanding Lawyer
Craig is a very passionate, professional and smart Lawyer. I hired him for challenging a false Order of Protection that my ex-husband had filed. Craig is compassionate, knowledgeable and pays attention to every minor details about the case. The result was withdrawal of the case by other side. I highly recommend Craig to anyone looking for legal help.
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Posted by B | July 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Responsive, straight-forward, and very helpful
I consulted Mr. Orent about a case, and while I chose not to retain counsel, he responded to my inquiries very quickly, personally talked to me on the phone, explained the matter and options very clearly and thoughtfully. He was consistently polite, professional, and helpful. If I ever need to retain counsel, he'll be my first choice.
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Posted by Alex | December 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CASE DISMISSED! Contempt of Court / DV Charge Dismissed
Craig is on your side and will fight for you like you're family. He's aggressive, knowledgeable, empathetic and get's the job done! I contacted Craig for a brief consultation during a extremely difficult time in my life. I've never really had any run-in with the law, so this was an extraordinarily stressful time for me. During an exceptionally petty & difficult divorce, I received a bogus Order of Protection during the divorce. After speaking with him briefly over my phone, he advised me of the next steps before I agreed to retain him as counsel. I only reached out to a handful other attorneys and Craig was the only one that took the time to listen to my situation and provide a level of confidence I didn't hear from any other attorneys. (Some even said that a plea will probably be the most likely situation despite how ridiculous my case was) From the moment I paid him, he took almost all the weight off my shoulders; he advised me of his 'strategy,' past cases and outcomes that mirrored mine, the various outcomes, and kept me at ease for a matter that took over a year to be resolved. Between keeping me informed and attending all court visits he turned something incredibly difficult into something that allowed me to live my life. His strategy was clear, a dismissal or trial-- after a year he achieved exactly that. Merely days before the holidays I received the best Christmas gift imaginable, the case was dismissed after his aggressive consultation finally reached a breaking point for the opposing city counsel. Even after an expected plea deal was presented, he pressed on and fought hard and I felt confident he was doing everything in his power to protect my rights. While he may not be the 'cheapest' around, when it comes to criminal matters, you can't be in better hands and he's worth far more just for the piece of mind that he's doing everything possible. Craig carries a weight of confidence that puts you at ease the entire time while also never shying away from other outcomes. Beyond that I felt like he treated my case with absolute importance and care, he was extremely empathetic and often times would reach out to check how I was doing. Throughout the whole process he made it clear his job was to protect me and that while these matters take time, it's 'my job' to live my life, his job to get the best outcome. While I don't plan on ever needing him again... for those of you that need someone to fight for you like you're family, Craig is on your side.
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Posted by Craig | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not hope for a better advocate
5 Stars are not enough to express my level of satisfaction with Craig Orent. if I could give 100 I would. I retained Craig to represent me for an incident that occurred in 2015, but was not settled until 1 year ago in 2018. During the 3 years the case dragged on, Craig went far above and beyond expectations to defend my interests and rights against an extremely hostile and potentially vindictive prosecution. Through changes in prosecutors, additional charges that were veiled attempts at intimidation, appeals and changes of jurisdiction ordered by an appellant judge - Craig remained professional, determined, aggressive and expertly professional in his representation of me. He did this even though my case was a couple hundred miles from Craig's office and required several multiple hour round trips for court appearances. In the end I received what I decided was a fair offer of settlement. I have witnessed Craig's professionalism, legal expertise, courtroom tenacity and attention to detail first hand and I can not imagine having better representation. I cannot recommend Craig any more vehemently. If you need help, give Craig a call.
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Posted by Ping | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer, fight persistently with experience, strategy and wisdom, and trustworthy, saved me from criminal speeding charge
Craig is a truly great lawyer! He is the type that go the extra miles to fight for his clients. His approach is special. He doesn’t fight loud with brutal force, but move on calm with wisdom, knowledge and strategy. He fought for my criminal speeding for a year and a half, and helped me to get a favorable result. I know that no other lawyers I talked with would do so. His service does cost a bit more, but you won't regret choosing him. His legal expertise is extraordinary and he is honest and trustworthy. And again, he didn’t give up on my case until we got a favorable result! Backstory: I got criminal speeding charge in the beginning of 2018. It’s the first criminal charge I got in my lifetime. I don’t want to have a criminal record on file for the rest of my life. Criminal speeding in Arizona, once convicted, no way to seal or expunge. And I’m an immigrant. I didn’t have the green card at that time. But my case is a very tough one: the policy car followed me for a while as I didn’t see him at first. The speed on his radar showed that my speed doubled the speed limit. I didn’t do it on purpose. It’s highway to national parks, early in the morning, very few cars and the speed limit drops from 65 MPH to 45 MPH where I got caught. I called a dozen lawyers I found on the internet and two referred by a friend. Most of the lawyers I talked with are good lawyers. They have pretty good reviews on avvo or yelp. But they all told me that they were not confident about my case. I remember that one lawyer told me that his winning ratio is about 85%, and my case falls into the 15% that he can’t win. One lawyer even told me that he didn’t think I should try to NOT get the criminal charge and the good result he could get me would be no jail time. Later I found Craig on the avvo website. His rating is 10 out of 10. I read all the good reviews from his previous clients. I called him. We talked over the phone. He told me his style and strategy. I sort of had the feeling that he is the right one! He charges more than other traffic lawyers. But it’s a one time fee for the whole case. He never asked me for extra money even after he had a bunch of pretrial conferences with the court, drove to Flagstaff from Phoenix and kept my case open for a long time. There was a time that I was facing a big dilemma: I was told that I could do the green card interview, but I probably would fail if I had the traffic case open. The immigrate office would usually require the final resolution of any criminal charge.I struggled a lot, and seeked advice from Craig. He didn’t suggest me to close the traffic case. He let me make the decision. And I chose to NOT give up the traffic case. Over all these months, it’s been a stressful experience to go through a criminal case. But it’s a big relief if you know you have someone very capable and reliable hold you up. I still remember Craig suggested me to not try as much as I can to NOT let the case affect my daily life, to live as if it’s not there and let him handle the issue on my behalf. He has been very helpful and pretty responsive. His communication style is effective, and upfront, which I like. Finally, it’s the fall 2019. Craig one day texted me that we got the favorable result I’ve been hoping for: the case was downgraded to civil one. This time he suggested me to finish the traffic course right away and I did so. I’m not super clear about how he did it, but he did it! He didn’t promise me that he would win at the beginning, but he did say that he would fight hard for me. In the end, he delivered beyond what he said: the almost impossible case got downgraded. I feel fortunate to have him as my attorney and I am forever grateful for his persistence and expertise. I would lose the case for sure if it were not him. Real ending: Craig is a very very experienced, wise, and respectful attorney. Best of the best! I highly recommend him to anyone facing criminal issues!
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Posted by JS | April 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
As expert as one could hope for in the criminal defense arena
My son had charges filed against him for an incident 2 years prior that he was involved in as a passenger in a vehicle that was pulled over. These charges came out of the blue as he was never cited for anything at the time and assumed nothing would come of the incident. For whatever reason the police waited 2 years and decided to file charges. As we had moved since the incident, we did not get any notification that charges had been filed, and they actually came up on a background check being conducted by a company he had interviewed with. This had an immediat affect on his hireablilty ot this new company and new career he was poised to begin. We contacted Mr. Orent and he immediately took over the process and set very clear expectations on the system, possible outcomes, and what steps needed to be taken next. We felt he really understood the position and responsibility of the prosecution team which must be factored in when making critical decisions throughout the process. Mr. Orent ultimately presented a case that took multiple elements into consideration that emphasized what should be in the best interest of the state and of the defendant. It was done very well and by knowing how to properly work the channels and processes within the system, we were able to achieve a full dismissal of these charges. I am not trying to set that outcome as the expectation for every situation. I am saying that I believe Mr. Orent will work smart and will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome given your circumstances, and is a very professional and capable defense attorney.
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Posted by Michael | January 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE BEST!
"When I hired Craig Orent to personally represent me, I was admittedly anxious. Soon that anxiety was quelled. The minute he walked through the doors in the courtroom it was like a legend had re-appeared. The judge, prosecutors, and defendants all knew who he was. Throughout the pre-trial processes, Craig Orent was reliable, communicative, and in a sense a mentor. He knew the court system in and out, often predicting what will happen before it happened. Each move of his was strategic and well timed. At times, I doubted his ethic and persistence, but that stemmed from my insecurities and, in fact, had nothing to do with how he performed. Craig Orent's passion for what he does is incredible! Craig Orent is truly a professional's professional. Following Craig Orent's advice, 6 felonies were dropped and I pleaded to a simple misdemeanor that had no description. Even during the sentencing, Craig Orent made a statement that convinced the judge to keep me off supervised probation! From day one Craig Orent fought tooth and nail for me like I was family. Craig Orent is brilliant and also on my speed dial. I would recommend him to ANYONE, there were even defendants in the courtroom whispering that they, "wish he was their lawyer", he's just that good.
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Posted by Philip | December 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"So thankful and grateful for his experience and knowledge"
Mr. Orent's compassion for his clients is by far like no one I've ever come across. With my situation i had an accidental discharge of a firearm in the home. At the time there was adult and baby present and i was facing jail time. Mr. Orent is a remarkable Attorney who refuses to loses he is very methodical professional and persistence.Mr. Orent would always say please try not to worry that's my job and i don't like to lose. A man who takes pride in what he dose and truly cares about his clients. My case was DISMISSED!! GOD BLESS
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence
I am beyond pleased with the representation I received from Craig. His research and knowledge of evidence from police videos and the 911 call, in person interviews and diligence, brought about the dismissal of my case. My charges were in a very rural area of northern Arizona and I am very thankful he represents clients there. He went above and beyond by traveling to conduct an in-person interview instead of a phone interview, this was the deciding factor in the prosecutor dismissing. I was kept up to date throughout the process, was able to relax and continue on with my daily life. I never thought I would be in this type of situation and did not even know where to begin to look for an attorney. I am beyond thankful for the reviews I read online that helped me decide on selecting him as my attorney. I highly recommend using Craig, he will work for you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Victory
Working with Craig was a very positive experience. Although he could never promise anything, he worked diligently to get me the best possible outcome the entire time. I feel he went above and beyond to help me. I was charged with a super extreme, and he was able to get it down to an extreme with home detention (no jail time!). To my understanding, this was the first time anyone has ever done this in the court I was assigned to. They also waived community service, alcohol classes, and a mothers against drunk driving panel. This was the best possible outcome for me. I am very grateful for his hard work and competence. He is a great lawyer!
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Posted by T.C. | June 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Good choice
My husband and i had a terrible fight that had escalated and the cops were called. My husband was arrested and We found ourselves in a position were we needed a lawyer to help us navigate all of this chaos. I first spoke to Craig and was very much put at ease with his knowledge and caring approach, when my husband was released he went and had a couple of consults with different lawyers who were very pessimistic and unsympathtic to the situation. I told my husband to call Craig and he was soon put to ease, Craig was truly concerned and caring for our whole situation and much more willing to fight for what was the appropriate punishment even though we had a difficult prosecutor. I am so glad I trusted my gut feeling and very pleased that Craig was who we hired during our time of chaos
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OMG //. Sbgke was send to me
It was on May 28 I hired Mr. Oren for my case . My case was closed in May 29. By 10’40pm without me present in this legal issue . My case was critical that it could not wait for even an hour . I spoke with him on Sunday he explain to me in detail step by step he will take . He talked to me about 45 minutes regarding my case with out any fee , I signed the contact . within 10 minutes he contacted police dept and other law enforcement He is not like most lawyers that to be transferred to para legal with no answer x I spoke to few lawyers they all talk $ . And they were lazy and calm to work on Sunday and Memorial Day. I can not even find right word to explain how good he is . I can not put $ in this case how great man he is . he is not for $ he wants to do right avenue and rescue his Clint’s . Just seat back relax he will set you free. Thank you god bless you and your family. You are angel was send to help my case .
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Posted by ER | May 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Caring thorough and willing to fight for clients
Craig took my case after another lawyer grossly neglected my case and was not representing me accurately. I came to Mr. Orent scared and un sure of what to do or how to protect myself considering I had never faced a legal issue in my life before. Mr. Orent took my case at last minute and went above and beyond to consult with me explaining my rights and what process is where to be completed how to go about them and he investigated every single Avenue responsibly and courteously and let me know every step he took in my defense. I have severe anxiety and he worked with me with professionalism and courtesy to help me understand everything top to bottom I owe him for helping have my case dismissed for something I didn't do. He cares about his clients and has integrity and compassion in a way that is rare to find nowadays. I am very thankful for his help and his willingness to stand up for someone who had never dealt with the legal process before like me. Thank you very much Mr. Orent for protecting me and helping me through this scary time in my life I'm happy I found you and would recommend your professionalism to anyone.
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Posted by Nick | December 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Order of Protection and Domestic Violence Dismissed
Craig Orent took on my case with a professional, methodical stance and seemed obsessed with winning, which in the end he did. His communication was extraordinary as he was accessible throughout the process. Craig never misled me and always clearly counseled me on the potential outcome of the case whether won or lost. As the prosecutor offered plea bargains and began pushing for a quick trial, Craig fought, proclaiming that more work was to be done in the best interest of his client. He continued to push forward taking whatever time necessary to achieve a positive outcome. The result of his tenacity was the complete dismissal of the charges brought against me.
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Posted by Mike | December 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Speeding Charge
I appreciated Craig’s experience, the way that he handled expectations of the process, and then provides results.
Posted by Christine | October 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Upfront
Craig explained facts to me in a way that I could understand. He explained what we needed to do and what he would be doing for me to put my mind at ease. He stays in contact with me and makes himself available to me to answer questions as well. Thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Extraordinaire
There is no better choice you can make to protect your rights, reputation, or sanity than by electing Mr. Orent as your counsel. You, as the client, realize very quickly that even though you may know you are innocent or the charges are unfounded, your legal ramifications can be devistating without an expert at your side. Craig was the best decision I could have possibly made during the most helpless of times. He is empathetic, yet professional...thorough and methodical, yet opportunistic and persistent...understanding, yet candid. Most importantly, perhaps, he upholds the integrity of both the legal system and for his client. I first contacted Mr. Orent for a consultation on a misdemeanor (assault and DV) that was completely unfounded. I wasn't even there! As such, I was stupefied at what to do next. In my profession, this sort of damage to my reputation would be career ending, potentially, and did cause an issue with the governing body for my profession. Craig got all of the charges dismissed in a few months. Obviously, one never plans on needing the professional services of a criminal defense lawyer, but without hesitation I recommend you to make the decision to lessen your burden and put them on the able shoulders of Mr. Orent.
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Posted by Jaqulzn | July 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Peace of mind is well worth the money
I hired Mr Orent to represent my son in a child support issue. Mr Orent worked very hard and went the extra mile to help and gave my son and me peace of mind in the process. The outcome was outstanding. Mr Orent did what he promised to do. I would highly recommend Craig Orent.
Response from Craig Orent July 5, 2017
Thank you for the kind words. For clarification, the matter involved criminal charges of "failing to pay child support" and Fugitive From Justice.
Posted by Danny A | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing And Dedicated
Craig is very knowledgeable and my family are very grateful we Chose Craig to represent my situation. He left his wife's birthday party to come represent me on a weekend day. He was very reliable and told you exactly what to expect and never got your hopes up but explained how it could play out . He was honest and determined and he gave us the results we needed during such a hard time For me and my family. I highly recommend Craig and it is worth every penny and more! Thank you again Craig for all your help and bringing closure and keeping our family together.
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Posted by Shelly | July 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Everything I needed in a Criminal Attorney
Making the decision of who to hire when I needed a lawyer, was scary. So much was riding on the results of my case. I had no criminal record and definitely did not want one. Craig Orent put up with me, was a consummate professional, and was absolutely worth every dollar spent. And then some. The judge acquitted my case for lack of evidence. If you're going to find yourself in a courtroom. This is your guy. You won't find another attorney more in your corner than this guy and I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Orent Law Offices, PLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Various
  • 1987 - 2011
  • Trial Prosecutor (Int)
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 1987 - 1987

Education

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases
  • 2013
  • NHTSA & IACP; sponsored byRobert LaPier & Associates
  • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2013
  • National Criminal Defense College (NCDC)
  • Jury Trial Training (2 weeks)
  • 1995
  • Public Defender Trial Academy, School of Advocacy
  • Jury trial college (2 weeks)
  • 1991
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1987
  • Roger Williams University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science (magna cum laude)
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re CV
  • dismissed in middle of trial (Assault - DV)
  • State v. VC
  • Dismissed at trial
  • State v. FV
  • Dismissed prior to trial
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Associations

  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyer
  • Invited/nominated Sustaining Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Invited Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Admitted
  • 2013 - Present
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC
  • Invited Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Invited Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Admitted
  • 2012 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted
  • 2000 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Former Board of Director
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court, Arizona
  • Admitted
  • 1991 - Present
  • United States District Court, Massachusetts
  • Admitted
  • 1987 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation (ABF)
  • 2017
  • "10 Best" Criminal Defense Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • "10 Best" DUI Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • The Nation's Top One Percent Attorneys
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Invited to be Lifetime Charter Member
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys - Arizona
  • The National Academy Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Nominated, Invited Membership
  • Worldwide Registry
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer, North Valley
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2014
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" DUI Attorneys in Arizona
  • American Institute of DUI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer, East Valley
  • East Valley Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer, North Valley
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2013
  • Board Certified Specialist - Criminal
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice Award- Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers
  • Law.com (ELM)
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer, North Valley
  • North Valley Magazine
  • 2012
  • Clients Choice Award- Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • American Jurisprudence Award (AmJur) - Conflict of Laws
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing (Thomson Corporation)
  • 1986
  • American Jurisprudence Award (AmJur) - Civil Procedure
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing (Thomson Corporation)
  • 1986
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Alpha Phi Sigma
  • 1985
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
  • Randall Reilly Publishing
  • 1984
  • Model United Nations Security Council at Duquesne University
  • Roger Williams College Faculty
  • 1983
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Publications

  • The Liberty Legend, National Association of Federal Defenders
  • The Sooner the Better: Jencks Material of Hearsay Declarants in Pretrial Hearings
  • 2003
  • The Defense, Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • Beware Of Unknown Court Policies: What You Don't Know About Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury Can Hurt You
  • 2000
  • The Defender, Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • Beware Of Unknown Court Policies: What You Don't Know About Ex Parte Communications Between Judge and Jury Can Hurt You
  • 2000
  • The Defense, Maricopa County Public Defender's Office
  • The Victims Bill of Rights- An Equal Protection Problem?
  • 1997
  • The Defender, Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • The Victims Bill of Rights- An Equal Protection Problem?
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • CJA/FPD seminar
  • An Ethics Roundtable Discussion
  • 2007
  • National Seminar for Federal Defenders
  • Federal Victims Rights: Dormant No More?
  • 2005
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice Annual Meeting
  • Issues in Victims Rights: Challenges to Victims Rights Laws
  • 2004
  • CJA/FPD Seminar (Tucson)
  • Stones in Our Pathways: Handling Capital Habeas Cases in the District of Arizona,Victims Rights
  • 2003
  • CJA/FPD Seminar (Phoenix)
  • Stones in Our Pathways: Handling Capital Habeas Cases in the District of Arizona,Victims Rights
  • 2003
  • Annual Capital Defense Seminar
  • Victim's Rights & The Defense
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (26)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"27 years of criminal practice with client reviews that most lawyers dream of is just part of his legal legacy. Read the reviews. He has an additional advantage over most attorneys as a former prosecutor. " They know that he knows what they know ". Do yourself a favor if you are in or near Phoenix and schedule a consultation, I would."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Orent is a smart and hard-working lawyer on behalf of his clients. His clients can be confident that he knows what he is doing and will take the time to work for the best result."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Craig. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Orent are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Orent is a fearless advocate and dedicated to his clients. He is experienced and trained in the most recent legal developments. I would strongly recommend consulting him if facing criminal charges in Phoenix."
Domestic violence Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Part of my practice is municipal prosecution of misdemeanors in a town in Yavapai County, including DUIs. Mr. Orent's advice is spot on; as shown by the answers to the legal questions he has posted, he takes the time to answer questions in a common sense manner and addresses business needs and legal issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Mr. Orent continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Orent's Avvo answers demonstrate his expansive and well versed understanding of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Orent is held in high esteem by his clients and his colleagues. He has the experience and expertise to handle even the most difficult cases and win. He generously gives of his time to answer questions on Avvo.com. I endorse and highly recommend Attorney Orent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I sincerely endorse Attorney Orent. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Orent is a superior attorney that zealously represents his clients and I am honored to endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Craig has impeccable qualifications and is a leading criminal defense attorney. He is highly regarded by other lawyers, has over two decades of experience in countless trials, and has handled a variety of criminal cases on behalf of hundreds of clients. I endorse Craig Orent for DUI and criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Phoenix Criminal defense Lawyer Craig S Orent
Craig S Orent
Criminal defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 36 years