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I offer the experience and judgment that comes from over 39 years spent in court. I have completed well over 220 jury trials. I have been an elected District Attorney, public defender, and a private lawyer for over 24 years. I am  licensed in both Arizona and New Mexico. I personally provide my clients with the best possible legal services. I practice in Federal, Arizona and New Mexico state courts. I also take select appellate cases. In appropriate situations I will act as Knapp counsel and provide second opinion and consultation services.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Contracts: 10%
  3. Litigation: 10%
  4. Ethics: 5%



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Ellinwood & Francis LLP

117 West Washington Street
Tucson, AZ, 85701


NMAuthorized to practice law197605/09/2014
AZActive 197404/27/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - CriminalState Bar of Arizona2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pima County Bar AssociationDirectorN/A
State Bar of ArizonaMemberN/A
New Mexico State BarMemberN/A
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticePresident2003 - 2003
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1994 - 1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1974
University of ArizonaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1971