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I take great pride in obtaining the best results possible for my clients. I enjoy an excellent reputation throughout the legal community because of my legal intellect, personal integrity, professionalism, and unrelenting drive to protect my clients.
I represent clients in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Maricopa County and throughout Arizona. I also work with a network of attorneys covering many practice areas, so if I cannot personally represent you, I will help you find an attorney who can.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Presidential Award||Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice||2008|
|Order of the Barristers||International Academy of Trial Lawyers||2005|
|Managing Partner/Attorney||Law Office of David Jameson Kephart, PLLC||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Shell, Nermyr, Kephart, PLLC||2008 - 2010|
|Trial Attorney||Maricopa County Public Defender's Office||2005 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|American Society of Trial Consultants||Member||2011 - Present|
|Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of Arizona||Member||2005 - Present|
|State v. Brown||Not Guilty|
|State v. Love||Not Guilty|
|State V. Draper||Not Guilty|
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|For the Defense-Maricopa County Public Defender's Office||The Police Taser and You||N/A|
|Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Kansas State University||Corporate Financial Management||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual Conference||The Ins and Outs of Computer Search Warrants||2014|
|CLE Seminar||Computer and Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases||2013|
|Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual Conference||Scientific Jury Selection||2013|
|Arizona Public Defender Association's Annual Conference||Grand Jury Presentations||2012|