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Arizona has some of the harshest DUI laws in the entire United States.

The chances are, if you are reading this post, you or someone close to you has received a DUI in the state of Arizona.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of individuals that I believe are some of the best DUI lawyers in Phoenix.

To be clear, I am publicly endorsing attorneys who are in direct competition with my own practice. These are attorneys who I’ve worked with in the past and have seen firsthand their dedication to their clients and the work they do.

Why would I do this?

I understand that you have a variety of options when it comes to choosing a lawyer to represent you for a DUI charge, and I want to make sure that you get the best representation possible.

A DUI in Arizona carries heavy consequences, including possible jail time, fines, and license suspension.

I want you to have the best chance of beating your charges and avoiding these penalties.

In addition, I am more qualified than directories such as Justia, Expertise, Yelp.com, ThreeBest Rated, Avvo.com, Superlawyers, Best Lawyers, and any other directory to give informed recommendations about the best DUI attorneys in Phoenix.

I’ve handled thousands of DUI cases, conducted more than 70 trials, and resolved thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases while working at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor.

After leaving the prosecutor’s office, I opened my own private practice and have dedicated myself to defending those accused of DUI in Phoenix.

While I would encourage you to reach out to my office first, I understand that you may want to explore all of your options before hiring a lawyer to represent you. My goal is for you to have all of the information you need to make an informed decision about your future.

I am proud to work with the following DUI attorneys who share in my commitment to providing excellent representation for their clients, and who I believe to be some of the best DUI lawyers in Phoenix:

I. Stewart Salwin – Salwin Law Group

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Attorney Stewart Salwin is a well-known and highly respected DUI defense attorney in Phoenix.

With over a thousand DUI cases handled in his career as a prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Stewart Salwin has the experience you need to ensure your case is handled properly. Mr. Stewart is an experienced trial attorney and is not afraid to fight aggressively for his clients.

Stewart Salwin is the only DUI attorney in Arizona who is a Harvard Law graduate and former DUI prosecutor. You can count on the Salwin Law Group to help get you the best possible outcome for your case.

He has a track record of success defending clients against DUI charges as well as other criminal charges.

All clients are given Mr. Salwin’s cell phone number for easy accessibility. This can be a frightening time in your life, and having a lawyer who is always easy to reach can make all the difference.

If you’re facing DUI charges, don’t hesitate to reach out to Salwin Law Group.

II. David A. Black – Law Offices of David A. Black

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Attorney David Black is a top-rated Phoenix DUI lawyer with a perfect 10 score on Avvo, the highest possible peer rating on Martindale-Hubbell, and an A+ grade with the Better Business Bureau.

Before entering private practice, attorney David Black served as a prosecutor in the Maricopa County District Attorney’s Office. This experience gives him a unique understanding of how the prosecution works, which he now uses to his advantage in defending clients facing DUI charges in Phoenix.

Mr. Black is a veteran of the criminal justice system and an experienced trial attorney.

David Black is passionate about giving each and every one of his clients the best possible service. He has a proven track record of defending the rights of his clients, representing hundreds successfully in Arizona since 2008.

I’ve know David for years and worked with him on a number of cases back when I was still a prosecutor at the County Attorney’s Office. He is a skilled attorney, and an honest man whom I’ve always seen express a genuine concern for his clients. 

III. Kurt Altman – Altman Law & Policy

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Attorney Kurt Altman is the owner and principal of Altman Law & Policy, a Phoenix law firm and lobbying practice built on quality advocacy. 

He served as both a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney and an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. During this time, Mr. Altman conducted hundreds of investigations and felony jury trials.

He has numerous awards for his work in the courtroom, including the Director’s Award, which is the highest honor bestowed upon Department of Justice lawyers.

After serving as a prosecutor, Mr. Altman moved on to private practice in 2008. His dedication and experience have helped numerous clients facing DUI charges in Phoenix.

For over 27 years, Mr. Altman has been focusing his legal career on criminal law.

While he doesn’t have much of an online presence, you will find that Mr. Altman is dedicated to each and every one of his clients, and works hard to ensure the best possible outcome for each case.

Kurt is a professor of evidence at ASU Law School and is highly regarded for his detailed knowledge of the criminal system. I’ve known him since 2018 when we shared an office space, and I’ve seen first hand his skill at using his savvy understanding of the court system to help his clients in very serious cases. He’s also taken on a number of high profile cases, and I trust his judgment implicitly. 

IV. Larry Kazan – Debus & Kazan, LTD.

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Attorney Lawrence “Larry” Kazan is a well-known and widely recognized Phoenix DUI attorney.

In addition to practicing criminal defense law in Arizona, Mr. Kazan has appeared in the federal courts of California, Minnesota, Kentucky, and Maryland.

The legal team at Debus & Kazan is recognized as one of the preeminent law firms in Arizona.

Although you won’t find them much online, they are highly respected among their peers.

Larry is well known in the criminal defense world fof his skilled representation. I know him best from my days as a prosecutor where I saw firsthand his deep understanding of DUI law and his advocacy for clients. 

V. Ryan Tate – Tait & Hall Attorneys at Law

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Attorney Ryan Tait is a well-known and highly respected Phoenix DUI lawyer. He is the founding partner of Tait & Hall as well as the firm’s chief litigator.

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Tait has a unique insight into the criminal justice system that he uses to help his clients get the best possible outcome in their cases. Ryan had a higher success rate for taking cases to trial and winning than any other prosecutor in his bureau.

He is a believer in fighting for those targeted by the criminal justice system.

Mr. Tate has a rating of 10 on Avvo, the highest possible score, and has been recognized as a Preeminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest ethical standing a lawyer can achieve.

I’ve seen Ryan’s work in the courtroom back when he was working for another firm, and I know him to be an effective trial advocate and skilled lawyer. 

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Stewart Salwin

Stewart Salwin is the founder and lead attorney at Salwin Law Group, a criminal defense law firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, just outside of the greater Phoenix area. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, where he was taught criminal law by world-renowned defense attorneys.

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