Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyer
We have Board Certified Specialists in Criminal Law on our Team
Criminal Defense Resource Center - Phoenix Defense Lawyers
In the event you or a loved one is charged with a crime, it is imperative that you enlist an experienced, dedicated, and knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona to ensure your rights are upheld and you receive a fair trial. David Wroblewski is the supervising attorney for David Wroblewski & Associates, defense lawyers in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Arrowhead. If you have been charged with a crime, are being questioned by detectives or feel you may be the suspect in a crime, it is imperative you hire the best Phoenix defense attorney to protect your rights.
To qualify to be an Arizona Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, an attorney must:
- Be licensed to practice law for at least five years (seven years for criminal certification)
- Receive favorable peer review from attorneys, judges, or other professionals in the specialty field
- Have four years of practice in the specialty field
- Devote the equivalent of 50 percent of a full-time law practice in the specialty field
- Handle a specific number of cases in the specialty field
- Demonstrate integrity, professionalism and a high degree of competence in the specialty field
- Pass a written examination
Phoenix Criminal Defense Attorneys - David Wroblewski & Associates
Mark D. Benson is an attorney assigned to the Firm's Criminal Law Division. A graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law and Arizona State University, Mr. Benson is an aggressive attorney who has represented clients throughout Arizona. A veteran of the Pinal and Maricopa County Public Defender Offices, Mr. Benson possesses excellent legal research and litigation skills. Mr. Benson has more than 15 years of criminal defense experience handling cases from major felony charges in Superior Court to misdemeanor DUI matters.
Mr. Handler has dedicated his career to the defense of the accused. He has over twenty years of experience in Criminal Law. Mr. Handler has been a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law since 1998 and is also death-penalty qualified.
Mr. Handler has won not guilty verdicts for clients charged with First Degree Murder, Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault, Armed Robbery, Burglary, Theft, Criminal Damage, Drug Possession and Aggravated DUI, just to name a few. His efforts have also led directly to the dismissal of numerous serious felony cases.
Mr. Handler began his career with the City of Phoenix Prose-cutor's Office in 1988. From there, he was a Deputy Public Defender for Maricopa County from 1990-1997. He has been in private practice in Phoenix since 1997.
Mr. Handler currently is or has been a member of the NACDL (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), AACJ (Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice) and the ABA (American Bar Association). He has also served as a legal analyst for KFYI radio in Phoenix.
Mr. Handler was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1961. After moving to Phoenix in 1975, he graduated from Central High School in 1979. Mr. Handler attended the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado before obtaining his law degree from the University of Arizona in 1987.
Larry Magid is a trial attorney and a member of our team of criminal defense attorneys in our Phoenix office. Mr. Magid was recognized as a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney by the New Jersey Supreme Court in 1982 and has practiced criminal law both as a prosecutor and defense attorney. Mr. Magid has more than thirty years experience in criminal law. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and Seton Hall School of Law. He was admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey in 1969. He is also admitted to practice in various Federal Courts.
Mr. Magid is a member of the Arizona State Bar and has limited his practice exclusively to criminal defense and D.U.I. cases. Mr. Magid has given specialized courses in various areas of criminal law and investigations for may agencies including the F.B.I. and D.E.A. He has taught criminal law and procedure for several years.
David R. Mika is a trial attorney and a member of our team of criminal defense attorneys in our Phoenix firm. He has handled numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal defense and D.U.I. cases in his twenty years of practice. He is originally from Chicago, Illinois and graduated from Roosevelt University in 1977 with a degree in Business Administration. He then attended John Marshall Law School in Chicago and received his degree to practice law in 1980. Mr. Mika was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1980 and to the Arizona bar in 1983.
After relocating to Arizona in 1981, his main practice area was originally civil litigation including personal injury and insurance coverage matters. Since 1992, Attorney Mika has limited his practice to the area of criminal defense and D.U.I. defense and has represented numerous Arizona clients in criminal and D.U.I. jury trials.
Jose A. Montaño is a trial attorney in the criminal law division of the firm. Mr. Montaño is originally from our sister city, Hermosillo, Sonora, México. Mr. Montaño is a graduate of Arizona State University with honors and Arizona State University College of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, admitted to practice in the United States Federal Court of Arizona and also in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mr. Montaño has tried numerous felony and misdemeanor cases as both prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. Mr. Montaño has a broad background in Business, Real Estate, Immigration and Criminal law. After joining our firm, Mr. Montaño has limited his practice exclusively to criminal defense and D.U.I. cases.
Mr. Montaño is currently a member of Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association and numerous other community service organizations.
Gordon Thompson is a trial attorney in the criminal defense division of our Phoenix firm. He has more than twenty years of legal experience and limits his practice to D.U.I. and criminal cases. He is originally from New York, where he graduated from Harper College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Syracuse University College of Law. He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1979. From 1979 through 1981 he was an associate to a sole practitioner with a criminal defense and civil trial practice in upstate New York.
In 1982, Mr. Thompson was admitted to the Arizona Bar. From 1982 through 1989 he engaged primarily in the practice of criminal defense law, working successively in La Paz County, the Phoenix Municipal Court, and Maricopa County. He also handled civil and criminal defense matters for individual members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes.
From 1989 through 1993, Mr. Thompson lived in New York City where he was employed as an Associate General Counsel with the New York City Department of Probation. His duties there included supervision of the prosecution of probation violation proceedings in Queens, as well as representing the Department on civil and criminal motions and appeals in various courts located throughout the city.
Upon returning to Arizona in 1994, Mr. Thompson has joined the law firm of David Wroblewski & Associates and since that time has focused his practice on D.U.I. and criminal defense law. Attorney Thompson has presented numerous criminal cases to juries in Arizona over the years.
David R. Wroblewski is a trial attorney and a member of our team of criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Wroblewski attended the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where he earned a B.A. in Economics in 1994 and graduated Magna Cum Laude with Commencement Honors. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and Golden Key National Honor Societies.
Mr. Wroblewski earned his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois in 1998, where he was inducted into the Phi Alpha Delta International Law Fraternity and was an active member of the Latino Law Student Association. While in law school, he worked for and held a litigation internship with two prominent Chicago law firms.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Wroblewski practiced law in Chicago, Illinois with a large plaintiff’s personal injury firm, where he was responsible for the litigation of numerous cases on behalf of individuals injured as a result of another’s negligence. He co-chaired trials before Chicago juries and arbitrated dozens of cases before three-member arbitration panels, earning favorable results.
Thereafter, Mr. Wroblewski maintained his own law practice in the East Valley of Maricopa County, Arizona with an emphasis on personal injury and negligence law. He has years of experience fighting for and obtaining just compensation on behalf of his clients.
Furthermore, Mr. Wroblewski has several years of criminal law experience, having handled hundreds of criminal law matters ranging from serious felony to misdemeanor offenses in federal and state courts. He has earned felony and misdemeanor not guilty jury trial verdicts.
Mr. Wroblewski is licensed to practice law in the States of Arizona and Illinois. He is admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Wroblewski lived, worked, and studied in Mexico City, Mexico and is fluent in Spanish. During one of his numerous stays in Mexico, he held an international trade internship with the Department of Commerce for the State of Wisconsin International Trade Office, Mexico City, Mexico. He also lived and studied in Tres Coracoes, Brazil as an international exchange student.
Mr. Wroblewski has represented individuals under criminal investigation by local and state law enforcement and by the federal government, including the DEA, FBI, IRS, and Secret Service. He currently limits his practice to criminal law and represents individuals facing serious criminal charges.
Michael Yucevicius is a trial attorney in the Firm’s Criminal Division. Mr. Yucevicius is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in management from Purdue University in 1977 and subsequently worked as an auditor for the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand, prior to enrolling in law school. Mr. Yucevicius graduated with honors from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1984.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Yucevicius practiced as a criminal defense attorney in the state and federal trial and appellate courts of New York City until relocating to Arizona in 2002. As an attorney in New York, Mr. Yucevicius tried more than seventy-five criminal matters, ranging from misdemeanors to murder cases. Among the trials in which Mr. Yucevicius was involved were several high profile cases. In one such trial, Mr. Yucevicius achieved an acquittal in a murder case in which his client made a videotaped confession to the crime. In addition to numerous accomplishments as a criminal defense attorney in New York, Mr. Yucevicius also successfully represented several clients there in civil lawsuits involving claims of police misconduct and civil rights violations.
Mr. Yucevicius joined the Firm in 2004. His initial primary duties were to represent clients who were under investigation by law enforcement authorities, but not yet charged with crimes. Mr. Yucevicius has helped many clients avoid criminal charges altogether through aggressive representation. He now represents clients in serious felony trial matters in the state and federal courts of Arizona and has continued to achieve good results.
Mr. Yucevicius is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. He is admitted to the State Bars of Arizona and New York, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Ninth Circuits and the United Stated District Courts for the Districts of Arizona, the Southern District of New York, and the Eastern District of New York.