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Janet Altschuler is a diligent, experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney with broad crimininal defense experience in all misdemeanor and felony offenses in State and Federal Court in the Tucson area. . She is a former active duty Air Force JAG officer and former Deputy Pima County Attorney with over 20 years as a criminal lawyer. Janet has successfully handled hundreds of jury trials. She represents good people accused of all kinds of offenses from DUI and traffic matters to assault, drug offenses and sex offenses. When you retain Janet she represents you-not some inexpereinced associate.When you hire Janet, you hire someone who knows the prosecutors and judges because she sees them in the courtroom everyday. Janet knows what the guys with the big time web sites from Phoenix don't know. She knows the people and judges on the other side of the aisle. She knows when to change your judge, she knows when to wait out a bad prosecutor. This kind of experience cannot simply be driven down from Phoenix or taped to a website. When you call her, you will get personal service. This is her investment in you and protecting you and your rights. Read the reviews from people who were really helped by Janet Altschuler.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    24 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alfred McDonald

    I have known Janet for many years. First, as a prosecutor on an attempted murder case and latter as a defense attorney. She has made a lasting impression on me with her tenaciousness and conviction. You won't find a more fierce lawyer out there than Janet Altschuler.


    Alfred McDonald Criminal defense Attorney
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    Janet Altschuler is a great criminal defense attorney. She is knowledgeable in criminal law and well respected for her advocacy and trial skills.


    Saul Huerta Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Janet Altschuler, PC

4711 N. 1st Ave

Tucson, AZ, 85718-5610


AZActive 199204/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJanet Altschuler2005 - Present
Deputy County AttorneyPima County Attorney's Office1999 - 2005
associate criminal defenseAspey, Watkins & Diesel1997 - 1999
Judge AdvocateUnited States Air Force Jag1992 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pima County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember1992 - Present
Arizona Air National Guard (ret)Staff Judge Advocate1996 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. NewtonCase dismissed
State v. JohnstonClient NOT GUILTY
State V. JareckiNot Guilty on all trafficking charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
United States Air Force JAG Law BulletinCommander's Deskbook2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Bryn Mawr Collegepoli sceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
St Gregory High School TucsonN/AN/A1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
UofA college class guest lectureLegal Persuasion2014