Skip to main content

Robert Newell

Criminal defense Attorney at Mesa, AZ

4.6   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Just because you have been charged with a crime does not mean that you are guilty. The State has the Police and the Prosecutor’s Office on their side; you need a zealous advocate on yours. The State will bring all of its vast power to bear against those it accuses of a crime, so it is important to have an experienced professional to guide you through this nightmare. A criminal record will follow you for the rest of your life. It is vital that you do everything that you can to keep that record clean. It can affect your employment, schooling, even your personal relationships.

It is important to gather all the evidence that you possibly can, for the State will be doing exactly that. Even before you have to appear in court, steps can and should be taken to strengthen your case. Again, this is where having an experienced professional on your side will help immensely. I will work with you at every stage of your case. I will weigh every option and explore every potential solution to your legal troubles. Ultimately, you will make the final decisions, but I will do everything in my power to give you the best options to choose from.

Location

Gillespie, Shields & Taylor
1630 S Stapley Dr
Suite #212
Mesa, AZ, 85204

Criminal Defense lawyers nearby

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
5 Star
 
88%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
13%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Spencer | August 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relocation without consent
Robert defended me and made things fair. My ex moved 4 hours away. He gave great advice and was knowledgeable on everything. He convinced the judge to give my kids everything that was fair and in my favor. It was the best outcome for me and the children. My ex was sanctioned and I was able recovered my attorney fees. Without him I would not have this relationship with my children. Everything he said that could happen in my favor did happen. He knows his stuff. I never had to worry. He is worth it.
Read less
Posted by Tommy | January 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support
I was very leery about going through this process again since I’ve had a really bad experience in the past. Robert told me to trust him and things would be fine. I have been paying way more than %50 of my income plus I was still paying child support on a 21 year old son. He took my case and not only did he get my support lowered but he got me other thing too that I wasn’t expecting. His paralegal Shari was top notch also. Was a really good experience and I was extremely happy with the outcome. I can’t Thank them enough.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Custody
Very helpful, quick to respond to calls and emails. Robert seemed to have a genuine interest in what is best for my child in my case. His confidence helped me feel confidence and calm during a very stressful time.
Posted by Chavaya | October 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Got Results
I contacted Gillespie and Shields law firm after I moved to Arizona and needed my custody order changed from Colorado to Arizona. I had previously filed pro se and gotten a court date, so time was already ticking down when Robert got on my case. Robert was very professional and set realistic expectations at our very first meeting. He definitely over-delivered as far as the outcome of the case, I got everything that I asked for because of his meticulous, logical and reasonable approach. While the fees are expensive, I would consider this money well spent for the fact that we now have a lasting framework in place that is tailored to my specific case, and I am saving money in the long run by having a reduced child support obligation. I had a (relatively) complex custody matter, IV-D for child support and we initially we had to deal with some jurisdictional matters, as the case originated in Colorado and was moved to Arizona. Robert demonstrated expertise in interpreting and presenting the UCCJEA rules to the judge, on examining witnesses he was very effective in highlighting the points that we were trying to make...nothing was lost in translation. I would highly recommend Robert to anyone who is looking for assistance with child support or modification of custody. I have been through four family lawyers during my custody battle and he has by far achieved the best outcome. Very satisfied, thank you!
Read less
Posted by Shaun | April 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal misdemeanor case
I consulted with three attorneys before hiring Mr. Newell. He listened to my case and concerns respectfully and kept me informed. Most importantly, my case was won for half the money the other two lawyers had quoted. At trial he knew which questions to push and when to stop. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Carrie | January 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Divorce
Due unfortunate circumstances I had to switch attorneys near the end of my divorce proceedings. The final process of my divorce was going to trial since parties were unable to agree. It was stressful enough having to go to trial and now was concerned I was getting a new attorney at the same firm. After I met with Robert Newell I felt at ease. He already had full knowledge of my case and was confident he would be able to get what I was requesting from opposing side. That alone put me at ease and I didn't stress and could concentrate on other things in my life. All the staff that worked on my case at Gillespie, Shields, and Durrant put in 100% and I am so happy with the services they provided!
Read less
Posted by Ian | January 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
family lawyer
He did a great job on. Y case. Everything I asked for and more. He is a knowledgeable lawyer and knows how to talk to people. Thanks for you help.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Too Busy
I was going through a custody battle with the ex-husband. Very stressful time for me. Robert was good at first with fast responses from him or his paralegal but closer to the first court appearance, we did not meet up to go over anything and he showed up 2 minutes prior to my hearing and left before it was even over. An ass move really. But of course I was charged from the moment he left his office. Then I constantly asked him to make sure he filed paperwork so I could get my lawyer fees reversed since the dad was the one who was out of compliance, but he never guided me or did any paperwork on that. He withdrew without doing any of it. Kind of left me hanging. I have other things that need to be addressed with my case and I will definitely be looking elsewhere now.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Gillespie, Shields & Durrant
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Randall J Craig
  • 2011 - 2012

Education

  • Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Brigham Young University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (13)
Endorse Robert
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Robert Newell! I have known Mr. Newell as opposing counsel and co-counsel for many years, and I have found him to be professional yet approachable. His in-depth knowledge and practical application of the Law really seems to make great strides to leading to favorable outcomes for his Clients. I am happy to be working with him here at Gillespie, Shields & Taylor!"
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have full confidence in referring clients to Robert. He is smart, honest, and efficient. Heartily endorsed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Robert is a dependable and trustworthy attorney. He is also a skilled litigator that will take time to fully understand your issues and help you find the best outcome possible. As such, I fully endorse his work."
View more endorsements