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Russ graduated with a Bachelors of Science magna cum laude in Justice Studies with a minor in Business from Arizona State University in 1996. In 1999, Russ graduated with a juris doctor from Arizona State University College of Law.


Russ was also formerly known as Sergeant Richelsoph when he was in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He served with Bulk Fuel Company D, 6th Engineering Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group from 1991 to 1997. Prior to his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Russ was the Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Training Non-Commissioned Officer for a reinforced company of Marines.


When he is not working, Russ enjoys being a husband and the father of three very beautiful and devilishly intelligent daughters. He also enjoys shooting, reading, and traveling.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    17 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    17 years
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    17 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • Robert E Smith

    Mr. Richelsoph is a tireless advocate for his clients. He explores and pursues all legal avenues of defense on behalf of his clients, insuring the best possible outcome. I endorse him completely.


    Robert Smith Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Cole Larsen

    Russ is a fantastic attorney. He is very well respected by his peers. He consistently gets great results for his clients. I highly recommend Russ for any criminal law or DUI case.


    Michael Larsen Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Davis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC

40 E Rio Salado Parkway, Suite 425
Tempe, AZ, 85281


AZActive 199907/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale Hubbell2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDavis Miles McGuire Gardner, PLLC2013 - Present
PresidentRichelsoph Law Office, PC2002 - 2013
AttorneyMaricopa County Public Defender's Office1999 - 2001
SergeantUnited States Marine Corps Reserve1991 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona Forensic Science AcademyN/AN/A2011
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
Arizona State UniversityJustice StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Evening NewsPhoenix arson investigation caught in limbo2015
Steve Sanchez Radio ShowExpert Commentary on the Knockout Game and Self Defense2014
Evening NewsLocal attorney weighs in on Tony Stewart Crash2014
Evening NewsDog owners question arrest in wake of Green Acres deaths2014
Evening NewsIs it legal to break a car window to rescue a dog from a hot car?2014
Evening NewsCourt Overturns Scottsdale Public Intoxication Law2014
Evening NewsPolice Identify Alleged Shooter, Victim in Deadly Walmart Fight2014
Evening NewsMesa man gets 18-year term in beating death of girlfriend's son2014
Evening NewsBritish magistrate summons Mormon president to appear in court2014
Evening NewsPhoenix woman’s deadly shot hit boyfriend near his “Fear No Man” neck tattoo2014
Evening NewsAshley Elizabeth Eide's bond set at $50,000 in Phoenix apartment shooting2014
Evening NewsKindergarten teacher accused of removing student's shirt2014
Evening NewsGreyhound bus crash suspect apologizes2014
Politics UnpluggedRevenge Porn2013
Open Seminar and CLECriminal Law2013
News RadioFocusing On Stand Your Ground2013
Evening NewsDebra Milke released after decades on death row2013
Evening NewsPublic at risk? Arizona Department of Corrections prison workers, inmates accused of bad behavior2013
Eleventh Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSocial Media and Ethics2013
News RadioShould Sex Offenders Have Access to Facebook and the Internet2012
News RadioShooting in Aurora, Colorado2012
Speaker to Intellectual Property SectionCurrent Technology Crimes Issues2001