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Languages spoken: French

Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 50%
    15 years
  2. Civil Rights: 40%
    11 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    11 years


Payment types:

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  • Carlie Owsley Walker

    I endorse Joy Bertrand. She is brilliant, passionate & advocates aggressively yet professionally for her clientele.


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Contact info

Joy Bertrand, Esq., LLC

PO Box 2734
Scottsdale, AZ, 85252-2734


AZActive 200604/16/2016
WIGood Standing199703/23/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of CommendationUnited States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin2003
Recognition of Outstanding Record of ProsecutionFederal Bureau of Investigation2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Special Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin2001 - 2003
Assistant District AttorneyMilwaukee County District Attorney1998 - 2005
Statewide CoordinatorWisconsin Coalition Against the Death Penalty1997 - 1998
Provisionally Licensed (711) Law ClerkCook County Office of the Pubic Guardian1995 - 1995
Law ClerkCook County Office of the Public Guardian1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Defense and Procedure CommitteeState Bar of Arizona2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - Present
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity CommitteeState Bar of Arizona2011 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
American Inns of CourtMaster of the Bench1998 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
The Warrior -- the Magazine of the Spence Trial Lawyers College Alumni AssociationSeeking the Divine Light -- In Others and Myself2012
American Bar Foundation Research Journal"Why Kill All the Lawyers? Repeat Players and Strategic Advantage in Medical Malpractice Claims"1993
American Bar Foundation Research JournalAn Empirical Analysis of Medical Malpractice in Wisconsin1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers CollegeTrial AdvocacyN/A2011
Indiana University-BloomingtonLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of Wisconsin, MadisonPublic Affairs -- Public Policy AnalysisMA - Masters1993
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Lawyers College California RegionalCross Examination2016
TLC Georgia RegionalClosing Statements2016
The Philosophy of PersuasionPsychodrama and Storytelling at Trial2016
American Association for Justice Annual MeetingOn Voir Dire and Vulnerability2015
White Collar Round TableCredit Suisse's DOJ Settlement and Fifth Circuit Mens Rea in Criminal Tax Prosecutions2014
E-Discovery in Criminal PracticeElectronic Discovery2012
Arizona Federal Public Defender's CLE SeriesElectronic Discovery in Federal Criminal Practice: Practical and Ethical concerns2012
Experts "Fryed & Tested," with Barry Uhrman, Edie Lucero, John Todd, Lyzette Bullock, Keith Berkshire, and Kevin KaneDiscovery, Expert Witnesses2010
"Justice for the Pro Per Litigant," w/ B. Sandweg, P. Hall, F. Johansen, S. Pineda, D. DeLaTorre, J. GiannopoulosPro Se, Sixth Amendment, Competency2010
Federal Law Enforcement SupervisorsEEO Supervisor Tips2009
Federal Law Enforcement Officer's Association Local Chapter TrainingThe Basics of FLEOA Representation2009
Arizona Public Defender Association ConferenceMisdemeanor Domestic Violence Convictions and Federal Gun Prohibitions: Don't "Take Your Chances"2009
Arizona Public Defender ConferenceFederal Firearm Prohibitions and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Prohibitions2008
Arizona Public Defender ConferenceFederal Firearm Prohibitions and Misdemeanor Domestic Violence Prohibitions2007
US DOJ Victim/Witness Advocates National MeetingLitigation Ethics2003