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Giving clients excellent service is one of the core missions of my firm. The practice is focused solely on criminal defense and DUI defense. 


Languages spoken: Russian

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Paul James Isso

    I endorse this lawyer. Alex Benikov is an aggressive, tenacious lawyer that will do what he must to get his clients good results. He is very knowledge in the field of criminal defense and I highly recommend him.


    Paul Isso Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I consider Alex Benikov a mentor in the field of DUI and criminal law. In fact, years ago he was a professor of mine, and I can personally attest to his abilities as an educator and lawyer. I strongly endorse this Alex.


    Christopher Lyons
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Alexander Y. Benikov

3317 E. Bell Road Suite 101-271
Phoenix, AZ, 85032


AZActive 200907/01/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo.com2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
client's choice award (DUI)Avvo.com2012
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2012
Merit ScholarshipThomas M. Cooley Law School2006
Honors ScholorSouthern Oregon University2005
Churchill ScholarSouthern Oregon University2005
summa cum laudeSouthern Oregon University2004
Jones Scholarship AwardJones Memorial Foundation2002
Diversity ScholarshipSouthern Oregon University2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Contract AttorneyCity of Guadalupe2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorPhoenix School Of Law (Infilaw)2012 - Present
Managing PartnerThe Law Office of Alexander Y. Benikov2009 - Present
Of CounselBain and Lauritano2009 - Present
AttorneyCity Of Mesa2013 - 2013
Contract AttorneyCity Of Scottsdale2013 - 2013
prosecutorCity of Quartsite2013 - 2013
Attorneycity of phoenix2011 - 2013
pro bono attorneyVeteran Pro Bono Consortium2009 - 2010
internWashtinaw County Public Defender's Office2006 - 2012
internLaw Office of Kevin Tyrrell2006 - 2007
legal internMargolis Law Firm2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2011 - Present
American Bar Association Rule of Law InitiativeMember2010 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaN/A2009 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A2009 - 2010
big brother big sisterN/A2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
drug paraphernaliaall charges dismissed
DUIcase dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspen PublishersLaw Office Management and Client Management for New Lawyers2013
Phoenix Law ReviewAlexander Benikov, When is an Arizona Drunk Driver Not A Driver?: Zarogoza And Actual Physical Control, 6 Phoenix L. Rev. __ (2013).2013
The ExaminerCharges Against Phoenix 45 Occupy Protesters Dismissed2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor2008
Southern Oregon UniversitySocial ScienceMA - Masters2005
Southern Oregon UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law Office Management Class3 Pillars of Solo Success2014
American Bar Association Denver conferenceLaw office managment2014
Arizona Summit School of LawTrial Practice2013
Arizona Summit Law SchoolPre Trial Practice2013
Professional ResponsibilityProfessional Responsibility2012
Phoenix School Of Law"Hanging Your Own Shingle"2012
Phoenix School of LawLaw Office and Client Management2012
Phoenix organizations (city)Success in Law School2012