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Tait D Elkie

Criminal defense Attorney at Fountain Hills, AZ

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Tait

Learn Tait’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have handled a wide variety of criminal cases from petty offenses to major felonies, to include but not limited to drug offenses, sex crimes and domestic violence offenses.

    22 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    I have handled thousands of DUI cases throughout Arizona, to include underage DUI, DUI Impaired by Drugs, Extreme and Super Extreme DUI, and Aggravated DUI.

    22 years

  3. Estate planning

    22 years

  4. Personal injury
    I have handled a wide variety of personal injury cases, to include auto accidents, dog bite cases, slip and fall, medical malpractice, and negligence matters.

    22 years

I have been a licensed attorney since 2002, and have handled thousands of cases. The focus of my practice is Probate and Estate Planning, Personal Injury, and Criminal/DUI defense.

I am licensed to practice in all Arizona State Courts, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

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Fountain Hills Law Firm
13034 North Verde River Drive, Suite 104
Fountain Hills, AZ, 85268-8493
Tait D Elkie
Fountain Hills, AZ
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Posted by Sandy | October 20, 2009
I completely recommend Tait Elkie
I was very impress Attorney Elkie gave me his email address. I am not always able to take calls during working hours. This gave me an additional way to communicate with him. He always returned phone calls when he promised. Attorney Elkie handled my photo radar traffic ticket promptly and with satisfactory outcome. Attorney Elkie was very professional and I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by Robert | September 29, 2009
Very helpful advice
Mr. Elkie was polite, knowledgeable and very helpful. I am from NJ and called him regarding speeding violations I received while on vacation in AZ. He was well aware and experienced with my type of situation and helped me accordingly. Thank you!!
Posted by Rick | September 21, 2009
I would like to start by saying that Tait is a top notch attorney who knows the criminal justice system well. He is extremely intelligent, dilligent, hard working and has a sincere interest in every case and client. I am a former police officer who was charged with a serios felony and was more than impressed with the work Tait put into my case. My case was dismissed and I now have my life back thanks to Tait. I owe him a lot! This is an attorney who has a very, very bright future. He's one of the best! He was referred to me by a very big and reputable law firm in Phoenix and I would certainly recommend Tait for anyone who wants the best representation possible. He is everything you want in an attorney.
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Posted by Susan | September 15, 2009
Highly Recommend
I was most impressed with Mr. Elkie as an attorney and it feels great to finally encounter a great and professional legal mind with integrity who I can call now when I need legal help. I sent in an email inquiry about a legal problem and did not expect an answer; however, he responded quickly and resolved my issue very professionally and beyond my expectations. I live out of the State where the issue occured and was beside myself because I did not know the law or understand my options. Mr. Elkie, in one phone call, put my mind at ease at once. I am very grateful to him for his knowledge and professional, but kind demure. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Elkie highly to anyone who needs a skilled attorney. I usually dread dealing with attorneys; however, Mr. Elkie restores my faith that there are professionals in the legal industry with whom you can trust to research a legal quagmire, then lay-out your options, and resolve your legal issues with solutions that are both affordable and equitable. Thank you so much Mr. Elkie - I will sleep better at night thanks to you.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2009
Great Advice for Arizona Speeding Ticket, Professional and Courteous
Returned my call before 5 pm same day, even though I had just called around 4:30. He was very informative, especially regarding the Photo-Radar speeding tickets, informing me that the ticket must be personally served (not by mail). This is an impossibility since I am from out of state and no longer actively reside at the address on my license (Parent's address, I'm a graduate student) and therefore I could disregard the ticket notice. Advice was thoughtful and freely offered. Will be suggesting this attorney to my friends at Arizona State!
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2009
Tait Elkie is an outstanding lawyer with an exceptional understanding of the laws. My DUI case was very a complicated matter which required great attention to detail from every angle. I was absolutely impressed which his approach and analogy. From beginning to end information gathering to build the case was organized, extremely structured and strategic which became affective. His courtroom presence and demeanor drew obvious attention and respect from all parties involved. It was easily recognized that Tait was the person in control of the floor and was proven in the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2009
TAIT ELKIE thank you sooooooooooooooooooooo!
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2008
Legal council for DUI
Tait Elkie represented me in a situation which I thought to be a total lose. The outcome far exceeded my expectations, I am very thankful for his help and appreciate his indepth analysis of my case.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner-Attorney
  • Fountain Hills Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Mid-sized Law Firm
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Mid-Sized Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Sgt./E-5
  • United States Marine Corps
  • 1989 - 1993
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  • California Western School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI-Scottsdale City Court
  • Case Dismissed


  • Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Rifle Association
  • Certified Instructor
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Legion, Post #58
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Fountain Hills Teen Court
  • Mentor
  • 2007 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #7507
  • Judge Advocate
  • 2006 - Present
  • Fountain Hills Republican Club
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Fountain Hills Republican Club
  • 1st Vice President
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Town of Fountain Hills
  • Councilmember
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Fountain Hills Republican Club
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Sunset Kiwanis, Fountain Hills
  • President
  • 2008 - 2010
  • University of Phoenix
  • Instructor (Criminal Justice Department)
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  • 2012
  • Top Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education
  • 2008


  • Privateer Publications
  • Thank God I Had a Gun. True Accounts of Self-Defense
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Gila County Judicial Training Conference
  • Misdemeanor Case Flow
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (6)
Endorse Tait
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse this attorney. Tait is a highly skilled, professional, exceptionally diligent and ethical attorney. While formidable as a criminal defense and personal injury attorney he is also a masterful estate planning lawyer. He is very approachable and respectful to everyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tait is a very experienced and reliable attorney in many fields. I have referred a number of clients to Tait and will continue to do so; his experience and expertise along with his professional approach is a winning combination. He is supportive of his fellow attorneys in the community as well; I know this because I have called upon him to provide guidance to me in areas of law in which I am less familiar, and he is always willing to help. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had a once in a lifetime opportunity in working for Tait. I couldn't find a better mentor and attorney to learn from the past couple of years. Tait is an outstanding attorney all around from his office to the courtroom. His attention to detail and trial skills are unmatched and just two of his qualities that I strive to possess myself. If I myself need legal assistance or advice, Tait is the attorney I always go to. You will not find a more trustworthy, thorough, and effective attorney than Tait. He is also pretty good at ping pong too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tait. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Elkie. In addition to being an excellent attorney and a wealth of knowledge, he is among the most dedicated advocates I have had the pleasure to work with. Anyone would be well served to have Mr. Elkie in their corner."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tait is a great attorney and a fellow Marine. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tait is a smart, aggressive and talented attorney that cares about his clients. Good honest advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tait is an amazing attorney who has an excellent reputation in the legal community. He is known for fighting for his clients and has a fantastic track record to show for it. Tait has a superior knowledge of the law and the rare ability to use that knowledge inside of the courtroom at the benefit of all of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tait is an excellent lawyer. I have handled several matters in concert with Tait. His diligence and knowledge are invaluable assets for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Tait Elkie as an attorney. I am in the unique position to have known and observed Tait's work from several different perspectives. I first met Tait as opposing counsel when I started my career as a prosecutor. His ability, professionalism, and true concern for his clients was immediately apparent. I also had the opportunity to work with him briefly in small law firm, and I am now honored not only to be his colleague but a friend."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've referred numerous clients to Tait due to his knowledge, work ethic and dedication. He's an outstanding and agreesive attorney. I'd recommend Tait without any hesitation"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tait is an aggressive and thorough attorney."
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