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Ms. Quinterri concentrates her practice on legal ethics and professional responsibility.  She represents lawyers in bar complaints and fee disputes, and applicants in the Character and Fitness process.  Ms. Quinterri is highly experienced in lawyer discipline, having personally handled well over 400 bar complaints, and having participated as Bar Counsel in the weekly group review/analysis of approximately a thousand more.  This experience is invaluable.  Ms. Quinterri is Martindale-Hubbell rated AV® Preeminent™.


Practice areas


  1. Ethics: 98%
    13 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 2%
    15 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michelle Roddy

    Dense's knowledge of ethics is second-to-none. I trust her judgment and highly recommend hiring her.


    Michelle Roddy Wills and living wills Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Linda Marie Brown

    Ms. Quinterri presented a CLE at the State Bar to young lawyers on ethics and trust fund management. From this lesson, I found her to be exceptionally knowledgeable. I have also had the pleasure of networking with Ms. Quinterri at lawyer events and learned more about the services she provides to the legal community. If you are seeking to hire a passionate, skilled attorney, I would recommend Ms. Quinterri.


    Linda Brown Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Denise M. Quinterri, P.L.L.C.

4802 E. Ray Rd.
Ste. 23-419
Phoenix, AZ, 85044


AZActive 200003/29/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's Commendation for Outstanding ServiceArizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice2010
Mark Santana Award for Exceptional Contributions inArizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education2006
Volunteer Lawyers Program: Attorney of the MonthVolunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona2006
Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys of ArizonaArizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education2003
Volunteer Lawyers Program: New Attorney of the YearVolunteer Lawyers Program of Arizona2002
Outstanding Appellate Brief Award, Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of Arizona College of Law (small section)1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberThe Law Office of Denise M. Quinterri, P.L.L.C.2008 - Present
Senior AssociateDodge Anderson, Ltd.2007 - 2008
Staff Bar CounselState Bar of Arizona2003 - 2006
AssociateQuarles & Brady LLP2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMember2007 - Present
Center for Professional ResponsibilityMember2007 - Present
Horace Rumpole Inn of CourtPresident-Elect2005 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2000 - Present
Volunteer Lawyer ProgramVolunteer1999 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Arrotta, 208 Ariz. 509, 96 P.3d 213 (2004)Remanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. (Corporate Practice Series)"Inside Counsel as a Member of the Board of Directors," with David D. Dodge2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of ArizonaSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Arizona YLDEthics Tips for Young Attorneys2012
Maricopa County Bar Association50 Ways to Avoid Malpractice Claims and Bar Complaints2012
Arizona School of Real Estate & BusinessEthics for Business & Real Estate Lawyers2011
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersState Regulation of Federal Practice2010
University of Arizona College of LawPitfalls to Avoid in Your Character and Fitness Report2009
Maricopa County Bar AssociationChanges to Ethics Rules and Trust Account Audits: Lawyers Who Represent Lawyers Explain What You Need to Know2009
Ethics CLE presentationLawyers Behaving Badly2008
Ethics and Professional Responsibility CLEBar Complaints Wearing You Down? Ethical Considerations for the criminal defense contract lawyer2008
State Bar ConventionDoes Your Life Feel Unbalanced?2007
EthicsEthics Update and Tips2007
Ethical TrendsEthical Trends Today2007
Trust Account rulesTrust Account Ethics Enhancement Program2005
EthicsEthical Morning at the Movies2005
ProfessionalismState Bar Course on Professionalism2004
Pro BonoPro Bono and Ethical Issues2003
Pro Bono/ ImmigrationLegal Rights of Detained Immigrant Children2001