Criminal Defense Attorney
Phoenix, AZ

If you're facing criminal charges, it's important that we understand the full set of circumstances that led to the incident, how it developed, and the reason why a subsequent charge was issued. We take the time to completely understand the course of events and can then openly and clearly explain the possible consequences and the actions that can be taken on your behalf.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at

(602) 663-7592

Criminal Defense Lawyer | Phoenix, AZ

If criminal charges are made against you in the State of Arizona, we know that this is a stressful situation - and one where highly professional guidance and support is required. Knowing that your criminal defense lawyer has a wealth of experience in this area helps you approach upcoming events with unmatched expertise in your corner. James Palestini is that lawyer.

Once chosen as your legal representatives, we work hard to ensure we're ready to present your case. All relevant paperwork and legal requirements are professionally taken care of.

James then stands with you, as your criminal defense attorney, each step of the way as your case is handled with complete professionalism, bringing his vast experience to bear on your behalf.

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Being charged with a crime will be one of the most difficult situations you or your loved ones will ever face.

For aggressive and experienced representation in DUI, felony, and misdemeanor cases, I’m here to help.

To speak to me directly, and NOT an assistant, call Palestini Law, PLC, at 602-663-7592 for a free initial consultation.

Meet Your Lawyer - James Palestini


Originally from Toronto, Canada, James Palestini relocated to Arizona where he received his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Studies with a minor in Criminology from Arizona State University. During this time, Mr. Palestini mentored other students, played competitive soccer and worked over 40 hours a week while still managing to graduate Magna Cum Laude.


James is a Canadian who moved to study at both Arizona State University and the Phoenix School of Law. Since gaining his licence, he has conducted over 350 trials and now specializes in the key area of criminal defense here in Arizona.

James Palestini - Criminal Defense Attorney

Areas of Practice

Property Crimes

  • Theft
  • Shoplifting
  • Larceny

Personal Crimes

  • Domestic violence
  • Assault
  • Disorderly conduct

Statutory Crimes

  • Criminal traffic
  • Open container violations
  • Public intoxication

Trial Lawyer

  • Misdemeanor lawyer
  • Felony lawyer
  • Other criminal matters


"He assisted me with my minor domestic case and at the end, he make it happens and I didn’t have to go counseling or paying fines. I would recommend him to anyone because he is very nice and go out of his way to help you all he can."


"Thoroughly impressed by my recent experience hiring James. He is remarkably astute and professional and helped to get a case dismissed in my favour. Highly recommended!"

— Andrew

"James was absolutely amazing! He handled my case with ease and advised me properly on what is best for my situation! I would recommend this gentleman to anyone in need of serious help!"

— Julien

Free Initial Consultation with Your Defense Attorney

To enjoy the benefit of everything that Palestini Law can bring to your response to any criminal proceedings here in Arizona, please take the first step now by contacting our office on (602) 663-7592 or completing our contact form. Remember, your initial consultation is free.

Contact us for a free initial consultation at

(602) 663-7592