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John A Schill

Divorce and separation Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

4.9   53 reviews
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  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 25 years
    South Carolina - SC 28 years
    Utah - UT 21 years
    Nebraska - NE 32 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State UT
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Administrative - Not Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State NE
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About John

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EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION FOR A FLAT FEE

John Schill has handled many high profile cases which have been covered by the local and national news media. He has been interviewed and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, Inside Edition, Nancy Grace, HLN and every local news channel including Univision. In addition, his cases have been covered by CNN, MSNBC, TIME, Newsweek, The New York Time, The Los Angles Times, The Huffington Post and USA Today.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2019,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2019 + 2 ...

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Contact John

The Schill Law Group
8700 East Via De Ventura
Suite 210
Scottsdale, AZ, 85258

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dee | December 12, 2012
John Schill and The Schill Law Group Really Came Through for Me!
Thank you Mr. Schill and The Schill Law Group! You took my case when no one else would. Even though I did not have a lot of money, you made it affordable for me to obtain legal representation. Further, once I made the decision to hire The Schill Law Group they were prompt in contacting me, and was awesome during the whole process. I would highly recommend John Schill and The Schill Law Group to anyone!
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Posted by Donald | March 1, 2013
The Go To Firm for DUI!
When I was charged with DUI I called The Schill Law Group. Mr. Schill and his staff were very professional and understanding. They helped me through one of the most trying times of my life. The attorney who handled my case gave me his cell phone number when I first spoke to him which made him so easy to get a hold of. He actually answered his own phone, I never had to leave a voice message!
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Posted by Brandon | June 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
Found myself in need of a defense attorney. Matthew Jefferson with Schill law group was with me every step of my case. I was able to get through the situation and move on with my life thanks to Matt. If I am ever in need of a defensive lawyer again I will call Matt.
Posted by Gertrude | May 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Schill law group
Emely from Schill group was a best lawyer ever she helped me through a difficult situation she calm me down she prepared me for my court hearing she was like a family member and was very professional and very knowledgeable thank Emely
Posted by colette | August 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
2 DUIs, Matthew Jefferson is the GOAT
colette bigler 194 points 21 minutes ago I had Matthew Jefferson as my attorney. We started off in Maricopa for a DUI I had in 2019 and then I got another diagnosis of cancer and got a second DUI in Pinal county Matthew is handling both the wise we started off in Maricopa and with Covid court dates got pushed and pushed and finally I was ready to turn myself in to do a time for the Maricopa DUI. According to some wording I could not be taken into custody that day so court dates got pushed again and we were trying to get everything transferred to Pinal County. Pinal County was supposed to talk to Maricopa County and the Maricopa prosecutor was not very helpful and made things with court appearances worse by making the judge mad by not trying to cooperate or listen to the judge or get the wording right on things. Went back to court in Maricopa like in 2020 multiple times 2021 multiple times either my cancer diagnosis wouldn’t let me go out or it was Covid and couldn’t go to court so for a couple years this went on finally it got all switched to Pinal County. So now in 2022 we had multiple court again and I had a very helpful Judge and prosecutor at the end in Pinal County. They worked with Matthew Jefferson very well and Matthew went to bat for me for multiple things for trying to get house arrest and possibly community service or higher fines. Just not to have a death sentence going into Jail for 10 months and that’s what I was looking at was jail for 10 months. With my health history and my immune system compromised and going on almost 3 years trying to get some thing finalized every time. I would call, email or text Matthew. He would always return my calls and his paralegals have been great over the last three years. My doctor had to write multiple multiple letters regarding my health and my prognosis and things got turned over to the jail for them to make a decision. They were not wanting to take me but they did not come to a final decision it was left up to the Judge and he decided to basically due to my health due to the environment of the jail It would be in the best interest for everyone because some of the complications that it could bring with it if something happened while I was detained. The Judge decided to forgo any jail time because of the amount of time spent over the last 3+ years trying to get this finalized I still have fines I have three years of probation but I basically have time served. Matthew was so awesome he basically saved my life because if I would’ve went into jail I probably would’ve died so in my book he saved my life and let me be able to spend more time with my kids and boyfriend and family and be able to do things before I’m not here anymore. The law office was also good and making payment arrangements with me and allowing Matthew to still continue on my case even though it went past the year mark. They did not charge me anymore and they gave me a break on the second DUI. I know I have some special circumstances but I had two DUIs and Matthew Jefferson stuck by my side and was there for me all the way to the end and I can’t thank him enough and I can’t think she’ll law enough he gave me my life I still have to go based my probation conditions and the laws but he gave me a chance to be with my family and that’s the whole world to me so thank you Matthew I can never put into words what you have done for me what you have done for my family I can’t thank you enough I would recommend Schill Law to anybody and I would recommend that they pick Matthew Jefferson as their attorney there’s nobody more caring or experienced Colette Bigler
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2022
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Thank you
I never thought I’d find myself in the position that I was in I need of a lawyer. My situation increased my anxiety and I didn’t know what to do. I called Schill Law Group on a Sunday. John answered the phone himself. He answered my questions and even allowed me to call him back with more questions. I was not pressured to hire. John had the ability to reassure me that they could help me. I hired them. My case was handed to Matt Jefferson. I can’t say enough good things about him and his amazing assistant Stacy. Stacy would always get back via email or phone call almost immediately. Matt never showed late or called late. He kept me informed through the whole process. He also had an ability to decrease my anxiety, which is an a huge accomplishment (lol). I can’t believe Put myself in the situation I was in. I felt Matt understood and significantly help decrease my potential sentence. I highly recommend them.
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Posted by Scott | February 1, 2022
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Right firm makes all the difference
The thought of ever needing an attorney to fight for me never really even crossed my mind. But now that my case has been settled amicably, I’m sure glad I chose Schill Law. Thanks to John and his team for all they did for me. Couldn’t have picked a better lawyer. Scott M
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Strongly Recommend
I called in and spoke to the actual owner John Schill. He was patient and caring and concerned sincerely. Our son got into serious trouble and was charged with a Class 3 Dangerous Aggravated Assault a Felony with a potential min of 5 years. We as a family were freaking out. My son is 23 years old and new father and wife. How could this be happening. Well the Schill Law Group worked diligently and aggressively and the end result was they got the cases reduced to a Class 6 Felony. No prison or jail time served. Thank you for all you guys did. We will highly recommend your services to anyone in need of a good competent lawyer and firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
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Thanks SLG
I Needed some guidance cuz Well it’s been a tough go lately. My wife and I are divorcing and I went out and drank some booze an got a little tipsy . I had a high blood alcohol I guess and it’s no excuse and I was borderline as a Super Extreme DUI. I hired John and they did a great job for me and got me a good result despite me digging a huge hole. Lesson learned and I’ll never drink and drive again. I feel lucky. Now Schill Law Group is helping me with my Divorce also. A real rough patch but I’ll get through it I hope.
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Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2022
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A good lawyer makes all the difference
We had just left the sports bar and I was pulled over literally a minute later. The officer said I wasn't driving in my line and I didn't use my blinker. Anyways he cited me for a DUI. I was not happy and I wasn't impaired like he was trying to insinuate I was. I called around to get the right attorney and when I spoke to Schill Law I knew I found the right one. I am so glad I hired them to protect me and prove my innocence. Thanks again John.
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Posted by Becky | January 18, 2022
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They won my case
I got pulled over after leaving the club on Scottsdale Road. He had no valid reason to pull me over. He told me i swerved and I just listened and remained silent and didn't answer most of the questions. I was cited for DUI and Reckless Driving and Fail to maintain a single lane. I went to the 1st court date myself and I felt overwhelmed never being in this position. I called multiple places I saw on billboards and I went online and most seemed way too expensive and I wasn't comfortable with most. Thankfully I called and spoke to John who has been practicing a long time and had tons of experience and he truly cared and spend over 30 minutes on my initial call. We are both dog lovers and my Dad was former military like John. I new then I found the right firm. Now that the case is over I want to thank him and his staff for everything and putting up with my nervousness throughout the process. Thanks again
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
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DUI dismissed
I didn’t know what to do. I was pulled over for not using my blinker. The officer said have you been drinking. I immediately froze and felt intimidated by him. My friend and I had 2 drinks at dinner. Well anyways, a friend referred me to Schill Law Group and they saved my license and also prevented me from being convicted as I was right near the legal limit lawfully. Thanks again John and company.
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Posted by Donnete | January 10, 2022
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Thankful
I had to hire Mr. Schill for a family law matter pertaining to my son’s custody with his Ex. Initially we were beyond stressed and after he calmed us and made us feel comfortable we new we hired the right firm. My son maintained his custody and we couldn’t be more happier with Mr. Schill and his firm. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2022
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Amazing Firm!!
I had to hire them for a serious criminal charge. Mr Schill put me at ease with his experience and the experience of his team when I called. They were firm and aggressive and professional and found a technicality and error by the police which led to my case being dismissed by the state. They uncovered every stone and were thorough which is the only reason I got this result. I definitely recommend. Thank you again.
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Posted by Peyton | January 6, 2022
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Highly recommend!
My Uncle hired Mr. Schill regarding some serious criminal allegations. We had no idea what to do because we’ve never been in this position before. He came recommended from someone who used him before. So, he won the case after almost 6-8 months in court and he still has his freedom. I would definitely recommend Mr. Schill and his firm he was tenacious and aggressive and we couldn’t be more happier. We appreciated his candor and firmness and not sugar coating us initially or promising unrealistic expectations etc. We had called so many of the heavy advertisers we had seen on billboards and always on the internet when we were looking. It seemed all they cared about was money. Thanks again Schill Law.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2022
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Sons case dismisswd
We spoke and met John after we got tired of the appointed advocate on my sons case. John and his team took the case and worked feverishly to prove my sons innocence. We couldn’t be more delighted with John and his firms team. My son can now resume his life without a conviction.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2021
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Schill
Schill is professional and responsive. The team did a great job and I would recommend their services.
Posted by Rhonda | September 27, 2021
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Great Work
I recently was involved in a court case where I was the plaintiff. I retained Matthew at schill law group, just a week before my court date. He spent time with me by phone telling me how to get my notes and timeline together so he could review. He took time and prepared me for an hour before I was to be in front of the judge. Everything went as he planned, I won my day in court.
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Posted by Jodi | September 4, 2021
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Positive Experience with John Schill's firm!
My experience with John Schill's law firm was only positive. I was referred to John Shill's law firm and was assigned an attorney who was just very professional yet very compassionate and helpful. The Costs were very fair as well. My attorney Matt was SUPER responsibe which is very rare these days. He always made himself available for both myself and my sister anytime we reached out for questions and would not just text me back, but would arrange times, usually that same day, to call me back and talk. During a very upsetting situation it was comforting having Matt by my side as my attorney. And the results were 100 percent what I wanted! Also the office manager was always so responsive and helpful as well. Thank you Schill Team!
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Posted by Anna | August 20, 2021
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Sharp Divorce Lawyers!
I hired Debora Levine from Schill Law Group to represent me in my divorce. She was very helpful in preparing my case. Questions I had were answered in timely manner, she is professional and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is interested in legal representation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Schill Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Rowe Baldwin and Schill
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Haines Kreiger and Baldwin
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Phillips & Associates Law Firm
  • 1996 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Brooks Law Firm
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • United States Army
  • 1991 - 1994
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Education

  • US Army Airborne School
  • 1992
  • US Army JAG School
  • 1991
  • Creighton University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Creighton University
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • 1988
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Legal Cases

  • Kaylor v Browning
  • Won on 2nd Appeal
  • Kaylor v. Browning
  • Won on Appeal
  • Villa v. Aguilar
  • Mickey's life was saved
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Associations

  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 1998 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • 1996 - Present
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • 1991 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • 1990 - Present
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
  • 1984 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 1996 - 1997
  • American Bar Association
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Top 10 Attorney Award for the State of Arizona
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 25 Years of Practice
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Arizona
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2015
  • Best of 2015
  • Thumbtack
  • 2015
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Arizona
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • 10 Best DUI Attorneys for Arizona
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client Distinction Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated for Criminal Law - State Felony & Misdemeanor
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client Choice Award DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Arizona
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Accredited Business
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • Clienit Choice Award Bankruptcy
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Choice Award Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client Choice Award DUI
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 20 Year Anniversary Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • US Army
  • 1994
  • Somalia Service Medal
  • United Nations
  • 1994
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • US Army
  • 1994
  • Parachustist Badge
  • United States Army
  • 1992
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Speaking Engagements

  • Press Conference on Green Acre case, and Animla Cruelty Charges
  • Animal Cruelty
  • 2014
  • Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Rules of Engagment
  • 1993

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
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Unknown Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse John, his skills and professionalism are beyond anything I have seen before. I would recommend him if you are looking for a good attorney to help you with your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is a consummate professional. John has been involved in many civil and criminal cases, here in Arizona, as well as in South Carolina. John was an Officer in the United States Army, serving as a JAG officer and was deployed to Somalia. John loves dogs and his country. I highly recommend John Schill to anyone who wants someone to fight for them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John well as a lawyer and friend for over 15 years. John's first concern is always his clients. Having to face criminal charges is very stressful to say the least. By his words and actions John eases the clients' concerns and helps them through that stressful and confusing time in their lives. John uses his extensive knowledge of the law and practice to try to get dismissal of the criminal charges and if that does not work, to minimize the impact of the charges on his clients' lives. John's compassion his also demonstrated by the countless hours he puts into his additional volunteer law practice as the best animal rights attorney in Maricopa County, Prospective clients should rest assured that John, over the many years I have known him, has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney whose first concern is always what is his clients' best interests."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is a great attorney. He truly cares about each one of his clients and provides them with the highest possible level of representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known John Schill for 6 years and worked at the same firm with him for three years. John is an intelligent attorney who works extremely hard. He puts in long days at the office and represents all of his clients with a tenacious passion. John gets cases resolved in a timely thorough fashion that result in excellent outcomes for his clients. I still run cases by John today, seeking his input on challenging legal issues, even though we no longer work at the same firm."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Schill and his law firm have extensive experience with all Local, State and Federal Courts throughout Arizona. Mr. Schill is an uncompromising litigator, who provides criminal defendant's with outstanding and effective representation. I recommend Mr. John Schill to anyone who has a criminal defense issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with John on several cases. I find him to be very knowledgeable on the law, very compassionate with his clients and very responsive. His is a great guy personally and a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. John is an advocate for his clients while also being reasonable in finding solutions."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known John Schill for a number of years. They don't come more professional and skilled then John! I would highly recommend him and his law firm should you need professional legal help or are looking for an outstanding attorney to associate with should you be an attorney. Oh, and he has a HUGE heart for rescue dogs! Gives you a lot of insight as to his heart as well!"
Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. John and I worked together for several years; often times on challenging and complicated projects. I found John to be hard-working and motivated to do the right thing. In John's new venture with his own firm, I see him delivering a very personalized service to his clients at a very reasonable and competitive cost. I would not hesitate to refer clients to John. I know John offers services in addition to Chapter 7 representation and my comments apply equally to all the practice areas John provides."
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