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Stewart Foster Salwin

Criminal defense Attorney at Scottsdale, AZ

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Stewart Salwin

  • Licensed for 14 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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About Stewart

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Stewart Salwin is a Phoenix-based litigator who represents people accused of misdemeanor and felony crimes. He’s a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, where he was taught criminal law by world-renowned defense attorneys.
Mr. Salwin has handled thousands of DUI cases, conducted more than 70 trials, and resolved thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases while working at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor. While there, he learned how the state prosecutes cases, and he uses that knowledge to provide skilled legal counsel to my clients. He’s also successfully represented clients in administrative agency proceedings, and he’s experienced in all aspect of criminal and civil litigation, including mediation, trial, and appeal.

In addition to practicing criminal law, he also represents employees who have been discriminated against based on race, national origin, sex, religion, disability, gender, and sexual harassment.

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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World-Class Employment Law Professional
Stewart Salwin provided compassionate legal advisement during a time, and over a period of great stress. His wisdom, guidance, and deep knowledge of employment law benefited my case greatly. It was a pleasure to work with Stewart and I highly recommend his services for employment law related matters.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt, knowledgeable & professional
As an employee experiencing a time-sensitive issue, I needed an expert attorney to consult with ASAP. (Google can only get you so far.) Stewart answered my call, which is surprisingly rare, and collected the high-level details of my situation. I paid online, sent supporting documentation — which he reviewed quickly ahead of our meeting — and met by phone the same day. Stewart's advice was straightforward and clearly articulated; he explained the applicable laws, outlined my options, and provided sound practical advice. His professional, approachable communication style inspired trust and confidence. While I did not pursue legal action at the time, our meeting gave me peace of mind. I'm grateful I found Stewart and would 100% work with him again.
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Posted by Lionel | April 2, 2020
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I made the right choice
I had an employment law issue that involved state departments and was a very difficult position to be in. Stewart was very helpful and always quick to meet in person or receive calls/emails. He helped me get through my situation with the best possible outcome at a great price. His personable approach during a stressful time was definitely what was needed.
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Posted by Shena | March 16, 2020
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Professional, Knowledgeable and Trustworthy
I was beyond lucky to have Stewart as my attorney for a difficult work-related issue that I recently dealt with. I can honestly say that this was the most stressful situation that I have ever been put in. But after speaking with Stewart, he gave me the confidence that I needed to keep pursuing my legal issue. He was always available to answer all questions I had throughout the process and I was always informed immediately of any updates. I would recommend Stewart to anyone for legal issues. He makes sure you are comfortable with any and all decisions before going forward and he really listens to you.
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Posted by Craig | February 10, 2020
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Employment Investigation
I was being investigated for harassment at my work, and I felt like everybody was out to get me. I called Stewart because he seemed like an experienced attorney, and just talking to him helped put my mind at ease. I hired him to represent me during the investigation, and I am very grateful to have had a successful outcome. I give Stewart all the credit for helping me out of a really uncomfortable position, and making me feel like I was back in control of my life.
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Posted by Lisa | January 9, 2020
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Dedicated to your case
Stewart is a great attorney. I hired him to defend me in my criminal case, and he got the charges dropped down to the minimum. What is best about Stewart was that he was always there to answer my questions and keep me informed about everything that was going on.
Posted by Dinali | November 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Hostile Work Environment
I met Stewart by chance, whilst looking for a lawyer to handle a hostile work environment case for me. He was very kind & professional from start to end, listened to me patiently while I was rambling on, advised on what can be done& set expectations right up front. What I liked most about Stewart was he was fair, reasonable & did not give false expectations & more over, always consulted with me before moving forward with any paperwork. He always had time to explain & talk to me. In this busy world it is not easy to come by a lawyer with all these qualities. It was a smooth & successful experience & I owe it all to Stewart. I consider myself blessed to meet him & let him handle my case successfully. 
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Posted by Candace | September 19, 2019
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Great DUI Attorney
When I contacted Stewart Salwin I was very frightened because I had just gotten a DUI and I had never been in trouble in my life. Stewart made me feel at ease right away, and I felt comfortable that I was in good hands because he was so knowledgeable and experienced. He took his time to carefully explain all the different parts of my case and the law, and it made me feel confident knowing that the outcome I got was the best possible. I would highly recommend him to anybody!
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Posted by Mariam | April 11, 2019
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Disability Discrimination
I filed an American Disabilities Act compliance form with my employer and was granted the ability to work from home based on my physical and mental disability. Months later, and after my supervisor left the company, upper management was trying to force me back to work. I tried searching for an employment/disability discrimination lawyer, but no one would even grant me a consultation until I paid their hourly fee up front. Stewart was the only attorney that not only picked up my phone call directly, but talked to me for an hour and did not charge me for it. It was such a wonderful first impression. He then found a very creative, and in my opinion, genius method to get my employer to comply with the ADA accommodation. This was all done at a very fair and reasonable price considering how much attorneys usually charge. I'm able to continue working from home, and my employer is treating me much better since their interaction with Stewart. He is so kind, patient and willing to go the extra mile. He's worth every penny, and you would be very lucky to have him on your side as your attorney. He handled my case flawlessly, and I would definitely retain his services again if anything comes up in the future.
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Posted by Krystal | January 19, 2019
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Sexual Harassment
Stewart’s work in my case was absolutely impeccable. I couldn’t have asked for anything better. Communication with Stewart was a total breeze, and he was very informative about all of the steps with in the lawsuit and made me feel comfortable. He did a wonderful job at educating me on everything I was entitled to. Stewart was very sharp when it came to standing his ground and sticking to the bigger picture, with factual statements, not only following law, but with in my case as well. During mediation, Stewart made me feel very protected, he had no problem reading the situation, and would always step in to redirect when things started to become irrelevant to the case. Stewart maximized the settlement, never folded. I highly recommend using him! You won’t be disappointed!
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2018
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Sex discrimination
Stewart is an amazing lawyer! He represented me in my sex discrimination claim against my employer. Not only did he exceeded all expectations, he actually showed genuine concern for me and made me feel comfortable with the entire process. Highly knowledgeable in his field and was very aggressive dealing with my employer. However was very down to earth, patient and was easy to talk to when dealing with me and answering all my questions. Highly recommend!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Salwin Law Group / Statecraft PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Carpenter, Hazelwood, Delgado & Bolen, LLP
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2014


  • Harvard Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Georgetown University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2006

Legal Cases

  • D. J. v. Arizona
  • Case Dismissed
  • D. P. v. Arizona
  • Case Dismissed
  • J. C. v. Arizona
  • Extreme Dui Dismissed


  • State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law Section
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Attorney of the Month
  • Maricopa County Attorney's Office
  • 2011
  • Cum Laude
  • Harvard Law School
  • 2009
  • Mallory Medal -- Best Essay in Constitutional Law
  • Georgetown University
  • 2006
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  • Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Executive Editor
  • 2009
  • Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Senior Editor
  • 2008
  • Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
  • Editor
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Carpenter Hazlewood CLE Symposium
  • Ethical Issues in Multi-Client Representation
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Stewart
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart, hard-working, and client-focused. Stewart encapsulates all three of those necessary skills, which makes him the type of attorney you want on your side."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Stewart is meticulous with his approach to representing his clients. He goes above and beyond when it comes to quality client communication and providing the highest quality legal representation."
Litigation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Salwin is an intelligent, thoughtful, and detail-oriented lawyer who works tirelessly to meet the needs of each client. He also has strong trial and litigation skills acquired during his time as a prosecutor handling complex criminal matters. I highly recommend Stewart."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Stewart is an exceptional attorney with strong analytical and writing skills. I strongly endorse him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stewart is a fantastic litigator, but what sets him apart is his demeanor. He is professional and witty, and has a reputation for being a wonderful person to work with on difficult cases."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was lucky enough to work alongside Stewart Salwin in multiple settings over a couple years. He knows how to focus on what is truly important and doing what is right. I would highly recommend him."
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