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Elias Damianakos

Criminal defense Attorney at Tucson, AZ

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Arizona - AZ 19 years
    New York - NY 20 years
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Elias

Learn Elias’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Domestic violence, drug crimes, DUI/DWI, federal crimes, property crimes, violent crimes, criminal record clearing and set asides, probation violations, theft crimes.

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Impaired related to alcohol or drugs, aggravated DUI offenses and related felony traffic offense

I am a former felony and misdemeanor prosecutor, past nominee for prosecutor of the year in Arizona, and have handled hundreds of criminal cases. I have worked for the Tucson Prosecutors Office and the Pima County Attorney's Office. I am admitted in Arizona, New York, U.S. District Court in Arizona, and the 9th Cir. U.S. Court of Appeals.

Experienced Tucson Criminal Defense Lawyer

As an experienced Arizona and Tucson criminal defense and DUI lawyer, I have successfully handled hundreds of felonies and misdemeanors throughout Arizona, including: domestic violence, drug crimes, DUI/DWI, federal crimes, property crimes, and violent crimes. I can also assist you or your loved one with Arizona record expungement, reducing felony convictions to misdemeanors, setting aside criminal convictions, restoration of civil rights, restoration of right to possess a firearm, early probation terminations, and the sealing and destruction of certain adult and juvenile records.

Call My Office for a Free and Honest Case Evaluation

If you or your loved one is charged with a crime, or you believe that criminal charges may be forthcoming, I will provide you with a free and honest evaluation of your specific case and circumstances. During your free legal consultation, I will provide you with real, honest information and answers to your questions, such as: Can my case be dismissed? Do I have a viable defense? Will I go to jail if convicted? Are there any alternatives to jail? How is a conviction going to impact my job? Will I lose my driver’s license? Will my probation be monitored? How will my right to vote, or my right to possess a firearm be affected?

Personal and Aggressive Representation

As a solo criminal attorney in Tucson, I personally and aggressively represent each of my clients through all the stages of a criminal case, whether charges have actually been filed or not. Sometimes, I may become involved in a matter even before the police ever file charges. Often, early investigation and negotiations with the prosecutor’s office can result in the prosecutor declining prosecution, or agreeing to reduced charges or favorable conditions of release such as release on recognizance.

Location

Damianakos Law Firm, PLLC
177 N. Church Ave. Suite 605
Tucson, AZ, 85701

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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2015
Thankyou!
Elias Damianakos was very informative and helped me to get a way better plea. He took the time to go over details with me and made sure I understood everything, every step of the way.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Damianakos Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Assistant Deputy County Attorney
  • Pima County Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Prosecutor
  • City of Tucson - Office the City Attorney (Criminal Division)
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • Office of the City Attorney, City of Tucson
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Office of the City Attorney, City of Tucson
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Macomb County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Law Clerk
  • Macomb County Circuit Court
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • York University
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 1999
  • York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Gun Charges Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Domestic Violence Charges Dismissed
  • Not Guilty
  • Federal Narcotics Charges Dismissed
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Nominee for Misdemeanor Prosecutor of the Year (2006-2007)
  • Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council
  • 2007

Publications

  • Journal of International Law, Michigan State University
  • Volume 10, Spring 2001, Issue 1 (Assistant Editor)
  • 2001
  • Journal of International Law, Michigan State University
  • Volume 10, Summer 2001, Issue 2 (Assistant Editor)
  • 2001
  • Journal of International Law, Michigan State University
  • Volume 10, Summer 2001, Issue 3 (Assistant Editor)
  • 2001
  • Journal of International Law, Michigan State University
  • Volume 10, Fall 2001, Issue 3 (Assistant Editor)
  • 2001
  • Journal of International Law, Michigan State University
  • Volume 9, Fall 2000, Issue 3 (Assistant Editor)
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (14)
Endorse Elias
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elias is a fierce advocate, compassionate counsel, and knowledgeable at his craft."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Damianakos is insightful, intelligent and dedicated to his craft. He is an aggressive attorney that works hard for his client. I endorse this lawyer without any hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elias is one of the hardest working attorneys in town. He gives personal attention to his clients and works hard to achieve the best outcome. I have no hesitation in referring clients in need to him as I know they will be well taken care of."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elias has a great reputation in the Tucson criminal defense community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elias is a thoughtful, hard working, and effective attorney. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Damianakos is a skilled, ethical and dedicated attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Elias and I tried cases against each other when I was a prosecutor. He's smart, tough, and fair. He's easy to talk with and he knows the law. He knows DUI, domestic violence, and he knows motorcycles too. I'd happily hire him to defend me or a family member."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elias is a very experienced and skilled attorney. I would highly recommend him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having worked as opposing counsel on cases with Elias, I can attest that he is a skilled advocate for his clients and extremely well- respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very personable and capable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Elias is highly skilled, professional, and thorough. Elias works extremely hard for his clients. I would trust Elias with any criminal law matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Damianakos is an extremely thoughtful and knowledgeable defense attorney. Whenever I have asked him for advice, he has always impressed me with his intelligence and insight. He is a first-rate attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Elias. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elias is a brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community. He has been an expert in this area of law for several years and provides top notch legal representation. I highly recommend this attorney."
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Tucson Criminal defense Lawyer Elias Damianakos
Elias Damianakos
Criminal defense Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 20 years