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Douglas Wayne Taylor

Criminal defense Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   1 review

also known as Douglas W. Taylor, Sr., Esq.

  • Licensed for 21 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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About Douglas

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have successfully handled EVERY type of criminal case in my 23 years of criminal defense practice, from dog leash issues to domestic violence & DUI's, all the way up to armed robbery, arson, aggravated assault, murder & big drug cases.

    23 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    DUI law is a very convoluted and scientific area of practice. EVERYONE charged with a DUI deserves to be represented by an attorney that will carefully look for any irregularities in the evidence, and that will work hard to secure the best possible outcome for the client. I am just that kind of lawyer. I stand side by side with my DUI clients, and go toe to toe with prosecutors to fight for my clients' rights.

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    If you are charged with a DOMESTIC VIOLENCE offense of any kind, we are THE lawyers to see. DV is our forte. Former Judge Mr. Taylor is well-versed in all DV cases, and can deal with protective orders and challenges as well.

    23 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Cannabis Law
    We are skilled and knowledgeable about your cannabis-related prosecution. We work hard to challenge the evidence, get your the best possible outcome, and get you back to your normal life.

    23 years, 150 cases

  5. Drug Crime
    We really enjoy looking carefully at how the evidence was seized in big drug and money laundering cases, and competently challenging the evidence every step of the way. We work very hard for our drug case clients.

    23 years, 300 cases

  6. Expungement
    We are knowledgeable and skilled at dealing with ALL post-conviction matters: Conviction Set Aside and Sealing, sex offender registration, probation violations and early termination, appeals, and Rule 33 relief.

    23 years, 250 cases

  7. Federal crime
    We work hand in glove with the Federal District Court in Tucson, AZ, to represent you with honor and professionalism, and to get you the best possible outcome so that you can return to your family and job ASAP.

    23 years, 150 cases

  8. Juvenile law
    If your minor has a juvenile referral or delinquency petition in the Juvenile Court, call us first. We have the skill and experience to deal with the state and bring your minor child back home to your family as quickly as possible.

    23 years, 150 cases

  9. Personal injury
    If you are injured in an accident, CALL US to wrangle every penny out of those tightwad insurance companies. We get you every penny YOU DESERVE.

    23 years, 40 cases

  10. Sex crime
    We excel at representing our client accused of sex crimes vigorously, in order to obtain the BEST possible outcome for our clients and their beloved families.

    23 years, 150 cases

  11. Speeding and traffic ticket
    CALL US for criminal speeding, reckless driving, aggressive driving, or any other criminal traffic charge(s). We have the skill and knowledge to get you the best possible outcome and get you back on the road.

    23 years, 500 cases

  12. Violent crime
    Violent crimes are our forte. From DOMESTIC VIOLENCE cases to assault, and aggravated assault, to armed robbery and homicide, we work VERY hard to get our client the BEST possible outcome.

    23 years, 400 cases

  13. White collar crime
    At Taylor Law Group, we are professionals who dig deep into the financial and other relevant details to get the crux of what the state is alleging against our white-collar crime clients. We work hard to get the best possible outcome.

    23 years, 100 cases

Douglas W. "Doug" Taylor, Sr., Esq., is a 1998 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Arizona, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) in Political Science, with a thematic Pre-Law minor. Mr. Taylor graduated cum laude earning a Juris Doctor degree (J.D.) from the Seattle University School of Law in Seattle, Washington, in 2001. He attended his third year of law school at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law from 2000-2001. Mr. Taylor is a proud long-time member of both the Arizona State Bar and the Pima County Bar Association.

Mr. Taylor began his legal career at Barton & Storts, P.C.. While there he worked on defending people charged with major crimes, including First Degree Murder, and Sexually Violent Predators (SVP).

For 17 years thereafter, Mr. Taylor was the owner and sole practitioner at the Law Office of Douglas W. Taylor. Mr. Taylor focused his law practice primarily on representing people charged with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses, Domestic Violence, DUIs criminal appeals, criminal post-conviction relief, juvenile delinquency matters, bond forfeitures, foreign extradition warrants and some personal injury and other civil matters. He has successfully represented thousands of defendants in just about every type of criminal case imaginable, including serious and aggravated felonies (such as homicide, sexual offenses, armed robbery, aggravated assault, armed burglary, and kidnapping), other felonies (such as aggravated DUI, white collar crimes, theft, drug possession, drug manufacture, and drug transportation offenses, fraudulent schemes and artifices, and prohibited weapons possession cases), and misdemeanors (including DUI’s, theft, prostitution, assault, disorderly conduct, driving on a suspended license, and Domestic Violence cases). He has also successfully handled over 100 restoration of civil rights after criminal conviction cases. And, he has successfully handled a number of civil matters, including personal injury, auto accident, and contract cases.

Mr. Taylor is a very experienced, skilled, compassionate criminal defense attorney. He has successfully handled more than 80 criminal jury trials as lead defense counsel. He has successfully handled more than 500 criminal bench trials, successfully handled more than 500 criminal evidentiary hearings, and successfully handled thousands of other plenary criminal hearings. In all, Mr. Taylor has successfully represented thousands of criminal defendants as chief defense counsel. He has succesfully handled criminal cases from the most minor to the most serious, including murder/homicide cases. 

In 2018, Mr. Taylor was elected as a Pima County Justice of the Peace (Judge) of the Pima County Justice Court. He retired from that honored post in 2022. On the bench as a county judge, Mr. Taylor presided over thousands of DUI, misdemeanor criminal, domestic violence, evictions, civil, and small claims matters, and was always delighted to have the honor of marrying couples in love.

From 2022-2023, Mr. Taylor was the managing attorney for Suzuki Law Offices in Tucson. There he supervised and guided other attorneys, and represented clients accused of crimes ranging from DUI and Domestic Violence to Second Degree Murder and Frudulent Schemes and Artifices and much more. 

Mr. Taylor is now the proud Owner and Managing Attorney of Taylor Law Group, PLLC, at 271 North Stone Avenue in Tucson, AZ, where he will use all of his legal education, experience, skill, and wisdom to obtain the best possible outcome for you! CALL RIGHT AWAY! Or email him 24 hours a day for help: taylorlawgroup at hotmail dot com


Taylor Law Group
271 North Stone Avenue
Tucson, AZ, 85701

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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best criminal defense lawyer in Tucson AZ
Was looking at years of jail time for something I didn’t do and was being charged for!! Douglas listened and believed in my innocence and fought hard and go me off with no jail time . I believe he is the best criminal defense lawyer attorney in Arizona and will fight Hard for you!!!! I highly recommend him… you want the best , he’s what your looking for.
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Work Experience

  • Owner & Managing Attorney
  • Taylor Law Group, PLLC
  • 2023 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Suzuki Law Offices
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Judge
  • Pima County Consolidated Justice Court
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law Office of Douglas W. Taylor
  • 2002 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Barton & Storts, PC
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Trezza and McDonald
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Clerk
  • Mendelsohn, Oseran, and Eisner, PC
  • 1995 - 2000
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  • Seattle University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Arizona
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998
  • Yakima Valley Community College
  • AAS
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Smith
  • Settled


  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Seminar - 2022
  • Domestic Violence Law in Arizona
  • 2022

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Tucson Criminal defense Lawyer Douglas Wayne Taylor
Douglas Wayne Taylor
Criminal defense Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 21 years
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