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Thank you for reviewing my profile and considering me to represent you in your criminal defense, DUI/DWI, or personal injury case.  


Choosing a lawyer is as important as picking a doctor, and I encourage you to take your time in making this potentially life altering decision.  I also encourage you to contact several attorneys before you contact me so you can see the difference between their hard-selling, used car dealer approach and my honest, straightforward, no-nonsense approach.  

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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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    10 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

35 total 

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  • Marc Steven Windtberg

    David was opposing counsel on a number of matters, he always knew how to get things done for his clients.


    Marc Windtberg Debt collection Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Bradley Dale Clark

    I spent a fantastic week with Mr, Kephart at Trial Lawyer's College in Wyoming. He has the skill, aptitude, and drive to take on any case. I would trust David to handle a close family member's case.


    Bradley Clark Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Law Office of David Jameson Kephart, PLLC

1840 East Warner Road
Suite 102
Tempe, AZ, 85284-0001

301 West Washington
Phoenix, AZ

200 East Chicago
Chandler, AZ, 85225

3700 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251



AZActive 200507/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Presidential AwardArizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice2008
Order of the BarristersInternational Academy of Trial Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner/AttorneyLaw Office of David Jameson Kephart, PLLC2010 - Present
PartnerShell, Nermyr, Kephart, PLLC2008 - 2010
Trial AttorneyMaricopa County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
American Society of Trial ConsultantsMember2011 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. BrownNot Guilty
State v. LoveNot Guilty
State V. DraperNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
For the Defense-Maricopa County Public Defender's OfficeThe Police Taser and YouN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2005
Kansas State UniversityCorporate Financial ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual ConferenceThe Ins and Outs of Computer Search Warrants2014
CLE SeminarComputer and Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases2013
Arizona Public Defenders Association Annual ConferenceScientific Jury Selection2013
Arizona Public Defender Association's Annual ConferenceGrand Jury Presentations2012