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Brian Chase

About me

Brian is passionate about trial work, and spent over seven years doing mock trials before becoming a lawyer and an adjunct professor/trial coach for law students at the James E. Rogers College of Law. Brian co-teaches the top 8 oral advocates at the law school and prepares them to compete in the National Trial Competition, the nation's most prestigious trial competition. He has won numerous awards for his trial advocacy abilities, including the William T. Birmingham award for Outstanding Trial Advocacy (presented each year to the top trial advocate in the University of Arizona Law School's graduation class) and the Jenckes Cup (as part of a two-person team from U of A Law competing against two ASU Law students in a closing argument).

Brian now uses his trial advocacy skills to help people who have been injured or have been accused of crimes. Brian is a member of the Arizona Association for Justice and the Pima County Bar Association. He was honored by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star with a “Tucson’s 40 Under 40 Award,” which recognizes young leaders who are making an impact in the community with their professional and charitable work. Outside of law, Brian serves as a board member for Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT).

Brian's extensive background in the Information Technology field led to his interest in the burgeoning field of computer and cell phone forensics, and he now serves as an expert in the field, assisting attorneys in computer crime and computer security issues. Brian teaches various topics regarding law and technology and digital forensics and evidence at the annual Arizona Public Defender Association conference, and to other attorneys seeking continuing legal education (CLEs).


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 25%
  4. Car Accident: 25%



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alec John Hanus

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Chase is a very knowledgeable attorney who is passionate about defending his clients. He is well-respected in the court system. I highly recommend him.


    Alec Hanus DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Douglas Jeffery Newborn

    Brian is hands down one of the best litigators in Tucson and is a rising star in the legal community. I've known him since law school, where I watched him compete in trial advocacy competitions and win at nearly every level. I highly recommend him.


    Douglas Newborn Real estate Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Brian Chase, PLLC

145 S. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ, 85701

4810 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ, 85711



AZActive 201104/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
National Trial Competition Merit AwardAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2016
National Trial Competition Merit AwardAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40Arizona Daily Star2013
William T. Birmingham Award for Outstanding Trial AdvocacyUniversity of Arizona2011
FinalistRichard Grand Closing Argument Competition2011
Jenckes Cup ChampionAmerican College of Trial Lawyers2010
FinalistRichard Grand Closing Argument Competition2010
Finalist - Jenckes Cup Closing Argument CompetitionTucson Defense Bar2009
Salter Award for Outstanding AchievementUniversity of Arizona2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Brian Chase, PLLC2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Arizona, College of Law2013 - Present
AttorneyRonald Zack, PLC2012 - 2013
AssociateDouglas B. Levy, P.C.2011 - 2012
Project ClerkLaw Officers of Stephen Paul Barnard2011 - 2011
Research AssistantUniversity of Arizona2010 - 2011
Law ClerkSlutes, Sakrison & Rogers, P.C.2010 - 2011
Rule 38(d) Student AttorneyPima County Public Defender2010 - 2011
Windows Support System SpecialistUniversity of Arizona2006 - 2010
Team AdvisorNational Student Leadership Conference2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Therapeutic Riding of TucsonBoard of Directors2014 - Present
Forensic Expert Witness AssociationAssociate Member2013 - Present
Pima County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionBoard Member2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2011 - Present
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Pima County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2011 - 2013
Oral Advocacy Association, James E. Rogers College of LawPresident2010 - 2011
Mock Trial at the University of ArizonaCoach2008 - 2012
Eller Technology Fellows BoardChair2007 - 2008
Mock Trial at the University of ArizonaPast President and Member2004 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. SmithCase Dismissed
State v. E.M.No further adverse actions taken against my client.
State v. M.P.Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Writ (PCBA)Windows XP is Dying2014
The Writ (PCBA)National Trial Competition in Tucson2013
Arizona AttorneyAre we Safe In The Cloud?2012
The Writ (PCBA)The Next Great Litigators2012
Thesis - University of ArizonaJurors' use of the Internet and Social Medial During Trial2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona Association of Criminal JusticeN/AN/A2015
Arizona Public Defender Association Annual ConferenceN/AN/A2015
Arizona Public Defender Association Annual ConferenceN/AN/A2014
Arizona Public Defender Association Annual ConferenceN/AN/A2013
University of ArizonaManagement and Information SystemsB.S.N/A
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winter SeminarDigital Evidence in Criminal Cases2016
Winter SeminarCloud Computing Comparison2016
State Bar of ArizonaCloudy with a Chance of Pitfalls2016
Arizona Public Defender AssociationI Know Where You Hide Your Naked Selfies2016
Arizona Public Defender AssociationLaw Office Technology Every Lawyer Can Use2016
Pima County Bar AssociationCloud Computing Ethics and Ethos2015
Law.ChangeSetting up a High Tech Firm2015
Economics SocietyLaw and Economics2015
Arizona Trial Lawyers AssociationDigital Evidence: A Sword and a Shield2015
Arizona Public Defender AssociationCell Phone Forensics2015
Arizona Public Defender AssociationHow Anyone Can Learn to Be a High Tech Lawyer2015
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeDigital Security2015
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMobile Forensics2015
Pima County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionEthics in the Cloud2014
Arizona Public Defender AssociationEthics in the Cloud2014
Arizona Public Defender AssociationDefending the Digital Case2014
Annual RetreatDigital Evidence: A Sword and a Shield2014
Law Office Software 101: Learn the Tools of the TradeLaw Office Technology2013
Arizona Public Defender AssociationEmail Evidence2013
Phi Alpha DeltaDUI 1012012
Law Review RadioOngoing appearances discussing Personal Injury and Criminal Defense2012
Jenckes Closing Argument CompetitionJenckes Semi-Finalist Closing Argument Competition2010
Jenckes Closing Argument Competition2010 Jenckes Closing Argument Competition2010
Jenckes Closing Argument CompetitionJenckes Semi-Finalist Closing Argument Competition2009