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Vicki A R Lopez

Criminal defense Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   2 reviews

Licensed for 37 years

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Vicki Lopez is a Criminal Law Specialist that is experienced, aggressive, and above all, a successful defense attorney fighting for you always! Call now!

Vicki is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist who devotes 100% of her practice to criminal defense. She has decades of experience representing clients in the entire spectrum of criminal matters, from misdemeanors to major felonies, such as homicide and sex offenses.

Vicki received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Arizona State University, and a master’s in International Politics from the University of Southampton, England. She graduated from Arizona State College of Law in 1985. She is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona, the Federal District Court for the District of Arizona, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Vicki practiced criminal law as a public defender for years, handling thousands of criminal cases and taking hundreds of cases to trial. Vicki’s expertise and skills as a trial attorney have made her legendary in the local legal community. She is known to be a powerful and vigorous advocate for her clients in the courtroom.

In 2008, she became one of a select group of lawyers to become certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Specialist in Criminal Law. Less than 1% of lawyers in Arizona are Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.

Vicki regularly speaks at conferences sharing her knowledge, skills, and creative practices on trial and defense strategies to other defense attorneys. She is an active member of various professional organizations, including Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) and The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Vicki resides in Phoenix. She has two daughters, and both of them are attorneys. She enjoys various arts, and crafts as an outlet for her artistic side, works out and is an avid NFL fan. She grew up in Chicago but now lives in Phoenix, so her two favorite teams are the Chicago Bears and the Arizona Cardinals.

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Licensed for 37 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 03/17/2023

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

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Rosenstein Law Group
AZ Defenders
404 E. Southern Avenue
Tempe, AZ, 85282
Rosenstein Law Group - Gilbert Office
633 E. Ray Rd. #105
Gilbert, AZ, 85296
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Posted by Bryana | February 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
Vicki went above & beyond to help me with my dui! She was kind, listened & explained the legal process in a way I understood. She prevailed winning my case & keeping me out of prison would highly recommend Vicki Lopez to anyone she is not only a wonderful lawyer but a great person.
Posted by Chris | January 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney way above the rest
Let me start by saying Vicki Lopez cleaned up the mess of other lawyers i retained, at the same time putting in double the work and guiding me step by step the whole way. She went above and beyond and held a standard of respect for me I had never seen from any other lawyer. I can not say enough good things about Vicki Lopez and the Rosenstein Law Group. I unfortunately gathered a number of DUI’s in short amount of time in the state of Arizona. If you know anything about DUI’s and Arizona you can imagine the legal troubles I had to deal with. I initially hired some well dressed fast talking greasy lawyer that was never available and cost a fortune…… After the mess I had been left with from this other attorney I turned to Vicki Lopez. Through my legal issues i must have dealt/chatted with 8 different attorneys and not a single one is anywhere near what Vicki brings to the table. Her knowledge on DUI law in Arizona was substantially more then any other. Vicki was always available to answer my questions and never pushed me off to her paralegal or her assistant like other attorneys in this state. Vicki continually fought for me never accepting the uneducated answers I received from the MVD. If you find yourself in any type of criminal justice situation especially a DUI I can not express enough how much I recommend Vicki Lopez. Trust me when I say over the past 5 years I have become familiar with Arizona Justice system and many criminal defense attorneys Vicki Lopez and the whole Rosenstein Law Group is on a different level. If you want a lawyer who is honest, extremely knowledgeable, always there for you, and willing to fight for you even if it keeps her in the office to late hours Vicki Lopez is your best option. I truly believe my situation would have been much easier on me if i found Vicki earlier, dont waste time anywhere else, call the Rosenstein Law Group and let Vicki Lopez help you move on with your life.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Nolan Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2022


  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Southampton
  • Masters in International Politics
  • 1982
  • Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • 1981


  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circu
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Certified Specialist - Criminal
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vicki is one of the best in the business. I would recommend her for anyone who needs criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Vicki's knowledge of the law is next to none. She has practiced at the highest level of her field with great success for her clients. Above that, she mentors other attorneys and shares her vast knowledge with them. She has taught me a great deal and is the lawyer I go to with questions. I know I can depend on her answers and feedback because not only is Vicki a brilliant attorney but her passion for her clients, paired with the amount of experience she has, puts her on a level that very few other attorneys are on. It is my pleasure to endorse Vicki Lopez."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vicki and I were both associate attorneys working together at the same firm over 10 years ago. Since then, I have remained in touch with her and still reach out to her to discuss legal issues and strategy. She is a phenomenal attorney and I truly admire her work ethic, her dedication to her clients, her devotion to bettering the system and her creativity when it comes to thinking "outside the box." I can easily say that she is one of the best attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting and I feel privileged to have her as a resource."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've been a prosecutor fighting with Vicki and a defense attorney working with Vicki. In both instances, Vicki has left me amazed at her legal knowledge, ethics, and ferocity with which she defends her clients. Vicki's encyclopedic knowledge of the law is eclipsed only by her innate trial ability and the tenacity she has for defending her clients. I'd say Vicki has forgotten more about criminal law than I could ever hope to know but I don't actually believe Vicki has forgotten a single thing in her entire life. If I ever needed a criminal defense attorney, I would move heaven and earth to retain Vicki Lopez. I cannot endorse this exceptional attorney in any stronger terms. If Vicki cannot win your case, then it's unwinnable."
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Scottsdale Criminal defense Lawyer Vicki A R Lopez
Vicki A R Lopez
Criminal defense Attorney
Scottsdale, AZ
Licensed for 37 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available