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About me

I am a career criminal defense lawyer with over 25 years experience defending Arizona criminal cases.  I am certified by the State Bar of Arizona as a Criminal Defense Specialist.

 I understand that your case is the most important thing going on in your life.  Rest assured that your case is just as important to me and I will work tirelessly to get you the result you expect.  I am DEDICATED to my clients.  

My office is different than most law firms.  I provide a level of personalized service that is unmatched by any other firm.  When you hire me to represent you on your criminal case, you will be able to contact me as often as you'd like.  You will ALWAYS have direct access to me.  I know that when you contact my office, you want to talk to me, not to some associate, paralegal, or receptionist.  

I am available to my clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  I encourage all of my clients to contact me whenever they have questions.


Practice areas


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Lawson Law Office

1761 E McNair Dr Suite 102
Tempe, AZ, 85283-5002


AZActive 199005/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in ArizonaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2016
Certified Specialist - CriminalState Bar of Arizona1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
P.W. v. G. C.The Injunction Against Harassment filed against my client was dismissed. My client was awarded 100% of her attorney fees.
State of Arizona v. G.S.Not Guilty.
State of Arizona v. V.G.Case Dismissed With Prejudice
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Annual Criminal Defense ConferencePreparing your Client for Direct and Cross Examination2015
2014 APDA ConferenceCandid Conversations: The Court, The Prosecutor, Your Client2014
2013 APDA ConferenceWorking Through and Surviving the Ethical Pitfalls of Operating a Private Practice2013
2012 APDA ConferenceStrategies for Working the Early Stages of Your Cae2012
2011 APDA ConferenceMaking Ethical Decisions That Help You Sleep Through The Night2011