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Janet L Altschuler

Criminal defense Attorney at Tucson, AZ

4.8   39 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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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 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.

Client's Choice 2019
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Licensed for 30 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1992
Updated 12/21/2022

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4.8 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2019
Client's Choice
Janet received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2019
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Allowed me to breathe again after what I experienced
Janet is quick, responsive, extremely thorough and educated to the tee. She was just the most amazing lawyer that I could have ever hired to help me with my case. Janet is strong, knowledgeable and her awareness for my specific needs were not only met, but I can breathe again and keep my life. I don't know how she did it, especially with what could have happened, but she did. I didn't lose everything in my life, and everything is going to be ok. I will never forget what you did for me and I have tears now writing this because you were everything I needed and more. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart Janet.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2022
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Very Responsive Attorney
As a person living out of state, I needed a local attorney who would be helpful and responsive. She was quick to get back to me, answered ALL my questions, and told me what to expect as we moved through the trial. She also offered to help with post-trial filings (two years later) and was successful in lowering my DUI felony to a misdemeanor. I'm grateful for her representation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2022
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Great attorney
Although Janet might seem like she has no emotion towards your case...she is amazing and knows how to get done what needs to be done.
Posted by Mohammed | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
If you are on this page then most likely it's too late to advise you that stay out of trouble. I hired Janet after consulting with several attorneys. I felt she was very honest and straightforward, which turn to be true. She never tried to play my fear. She understood my case very well and advised me the right thing. A combination of her good work and a bit of luck my case ended with a much better result than we both were expecting. The only negative I would say about her is that she once in a while loses her temper, but who doesn't.
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Posted by Thomas | December 31, 2019
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Best lawyer in Town!!
Janet help me when I needed her most!! I was stuck between a rock and a hard place and she stepped up and saved me and my family from a long hard time. I’m home with my family and living my best life!! She was willing to fight tooth and nail for me!! Thank you!!
Posted by Mike | September 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent!
Ms. Altschuler answered the phone directly and provided me concise legal advice to help research an issue. I look forward to working with her in the future.
Posted by Max | June 24, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
I can sleep tonight, thanks to Janet.
I thought I was in trouble with the law, based on a misunderstanding. I called Janet in the evening expecting a voicemail and was startled that she answered. I explained my situation briefly and she knew right away that it was a scam and that she'd heard of several situations similar to mine recently. I hope I never get into any legal trouble, but Janet will be my first call if I do.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2019
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Awsome Attorney!!
Janet Altschuler is the right attorney for the job. Janet tells you like it is. She does give you a line of bull to get you as her client. Janet excepted me as a client on a D.V. arrest charge. When it csme time to go to trial she performed like a seasoned pro who knew her way around the court room. Janet was well prepared for trial. She exposed the acusers for what they were, liars trying to protect there own selves. Janet did her job well and all charges were dropped. Good job Janet!!!!
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Posted by Theresa | February 20, 2019
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Was charged with 7 different DV and misdemeanor charges.
I was charged with 7 different misdemeanor charges and Domestic Violence. Janet believed in me and was understanding through the whole court process. It was 6 months long and we went to trial. All my charges were dismissed and I owe it all to Janet. I was scared at first and was almost going to take a plea because everyone around me was telling me too. Janet advised me not too. And stated "lets take this to trial". She was right. All charges were dropped. I would highly recommend her as a lawyer and I would seek her advise and services again if I ever needed them. She was understanding, kind, intelligent and professional. I left my life and future into her hands and she gave me a better brighter future and had me in her best interest. I could never be able to show my greatest gratitude and appreciation for what she has done for me and my family. Please if you ever need a wonderful lawyer you should hire Janet. This is truly a success story and you could have one of your own.
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Posted by Keith | November 2, 2018
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So Grateful
We found ourselves needing some guidance and reached out to Janet for help. She responded quickly and told us what we could expect with our pending case. She really put our minds at ease and our case proceeded almost exactly as she told us it would. We were and are so grateful for her help during this confusing time. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Jim C | January 23, 2018
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DV Case
I hired Janet for a domestic violence charge. She wasn't the most expensive. She answered her phone. Her own phone. I went to trial on her advice and holy s...!! balls. I won. I highly recommend her.
Posted by David | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Misdemeanor DV case
27 March 2017 I went to Attorney Janet Altschuler asking her if she would take my case that I was charged by the state for DV. I Presented her with the incident report and after reading it she said she could /would take my case. From the beginning to case dismissal she was there for me to answer question. I highly recommend Janet.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2017
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Successfully Defended me in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Federal Charges
Successfully Defended me in U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona on Federal Charges, I was charged with 2 Felonies and a Misdemeanor and The prosecution ultimately dropped the charges to a single petty offense.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
I worked with Janet, on a specific case. Janet, was beyond professional and resolved the issue. Not to be specific but Janet also worked with additional professionals to handle something that she did not even have to worry about. I would encourage anybody in Tucson to acquire her services if not guilty. I wish I could say more about her, but I will repeat total professional, always there to take a call. Always! Listens, and then acts. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Margarita | January 28, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Honest and informative..
I am having legal issues regarding my son, Janet was open and honest. She didn't ask me for money, but rather advised on what I needed to do to save our family from having to hire an attorney. I will always appreciate the time that she spent advising on what needed to occur without me having to go to her office. . Thank you so much Janet. In dark times like this it's amazing to find some light!
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Posted by Stephen | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The right attorney for the job
Janet Altschuler is the epitome of a great defense attorney. She was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and always there for me as her client. Any questions I had were answered by her promptly and she always made time to meet me face-to-face to discuss any and all questions and concerns I had. I picked Janet Altschuler because of the reviews I read about her and how great she was for those who retained her as a defense lawyer and I must say, those reviews were correct. She helped put my mind at ease, gave me sound advice, and was able to get my case dismissed. This whole legal experience was a nightmare with the exception of Janet Altshculer and the results she got me. I highly recommend her for those who are looking for a great defense attorney. 
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2016
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I was found not guilty.
Janet Altschuler was my lawyer in a DV assault and disorderly conduct case. She told me not to just take the plea. We had a trial and she really fought for me. I was found NOT GUILTY.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2015
Was looking at prison and Janet got me probation.
I am so thankful we found Janet. She took my brothers case. He's no angel but he was too young to go to prison. He had drugs and a gun. The first lawyer told us the plea was the plea and my brother had to go to prison. Janet didn't promise anything but talked to us (for free) and told us information the other lawyer had not. We hired her, fingers crossed and she got my brother probation. I am grateful.
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Posted by Joanna | April 30, 2015
My case got dismissed!!
Janet was recommended to me by a friend. Thank God. I was able to speak to her and I didn't feel ashamed. I did do some wrong but Janet said " ... the State's got to prove it ..." She was right. Case dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2015
Janet is an awesome lawyer
I had serious felony charges. I spoke to almost every lawyer in town. I hired Janet because it felt like she wasn't beating around the bush. I'm glad I did. She worked hard and the charges were dismissed.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Janet Altschuler
  • 2005 - Present
  • Deputy County Attorney
  • Pima County Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2005
  • associate criminal defense
  • Aspey, Watkins & Diesel
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Judge Advocate
  • United States Air Force Jag
  • 1992 - 1997
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Education

  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • St Gregory High School Tucson
  • 1984

Legal Cases

  • State v. EH
  • charges dismissed outright
  • State v. EB
  • dismissal of charges at trial
  • State v. EB
  • dismissal of charges at trial
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Associations

  • Pima County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Arizona Air National Guard (ret)
  • Staff Judge Advocate
  • 1996 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015

Publications

  • United States Air Force JAG Law Bulletin
  • Commander's Deskbook
  • 2002

Speaking Engagements

  • UofA college class guest lecture
  • Legal Persuasion
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Janet is a superb lawyer who cares about her clients and fights for them. She knows the law and gets the best possible results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Janet Altschuler is a great criminal defense attorney. She is knowledgeable in criminal law and well respected for her advocacy and trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Altschuler is an extremely competent attorney. I have known her for several years now and she provides excellent legal advice and service to her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Altschuler for 14 years and she has always strived to do the very best for clients. She has an outstanding reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been lucky enough to watch Janet Altschuler in the courtroom on several occasions. Unlike many attorneys, she's not afraid to go to trial and she does a terrific job in front of a jury. I refer clients with complex criminal cases to Janet without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Altschuler is a tenacious advocate for her clients and an outstanding trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. As a former colleague of Janet's at the Pima County Attorney's Office I know how hard Janet works and how smart and through Janet is. Janet is a good lawyer who will work hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Ms. Altschuler for a number of years and had the firsthand opportunity to observe the quality of her advocacy. She is extremely dedicated and hardworking. In short she is a credit to the legal profession. Ms. Altschuler has expertise in all areas of criminal law, including but not limited to, DUI and violent crimes. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Tucson Criminal defense Lawyer Janet L Altschuler
Janet L Altschuler
Criminal defense Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 30 years
Virtual consultation available