CLE Speaking Engagement: Michael has been invited to speak at the annual AACJ (Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice) DUI seminar May 3-4 at the University Marriot in Tucson on the topic of Collateral Consequences of DUI arrests and convictions, particularly for professionals and non-citizens.
Recent Awards and Honors: Michael was named a “Top Attorney in Arizona” by AZ Magazine; honored with a special award for Service to Veterans by the University of Arizona College of Law; listed again in Southwest Superlawyers; honored with another AVVO Client’s Choice Award; and with another Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. Michael continues to practice in the areas of White Collar Crime; DUI and vehicular offenses; and Criminal Defense
In State v. Jesse Perry, a matter handled by Michael, which received national media attention, an NCAA athlete for University of Arizona was charged with four felony counts of domestic violence assault. The matter was recently resolved as a misdemeanor, leaving Jesse free to pursue a professional career in basketball. Link to News Sources: ABC News, ESPN, Arizona Daily Star, Fox Sports
Rated "10/10 Superb," Michael has been repeatedly recognized by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating and review service, through an updated badge, as a top Tucson DUI lawyer.
Southwest SuperLawyers, a lawyer evaluation service, has recognized Michael as a "seriously outstanding" criminal defense attorney, and listed him. This honor is accorded to only 5% of all attorneys nationally each year.
In Hurles v. Ryan, a case handled by the firm (Wall Street Journal, ABC News) a 9th Circuit panel granted our petition for writ of habeas corpus, holding that the trial judge in a capital murder matter became impermissibly enmeshed. The sentence of death has now been vacated. Congratulations to co-counsel, Denise Young.
The Advisory Board of the Litigation Counsel of America ® (LCA) recognized Michael with a Fellowship in its National Honorary Trial Lawyer Society.
Michael has been named by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine in their annual list of "Tucson's Top Lawyers" in two separate categories this year: White Collar Crime and Criminal Defense: Non White Collar.
The firm welcomes Summer Associate Michelle Behan. A former Special Agent with the F.B.I. and a Naval Inteligence Analyst, Mrs. Behan attended, inter alia, the University of Chicago, and the University of Texas (Dallas) where she was working toward a Ph.D. in economics. Ms. Behan just completed her first year at the University of Arizona College of Law.
The firm welcomes Mihai Moldoveanu. Receiving his baccalaureate degree cum laude from the University of Washington, where he received four Phi Kappa Psi academic scholarships and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society, Mihai is a second year student at the University of Arizona College of Law. Mihai will serve as the firm's Lead Communications Consultant. He is fluent in both French and Romanian, and formerly served at the Pima County Attorney's Office and the Office of the Seattle City Attorney.
The firm welcomes consultant Jared Brown-Rabinowitz. A graduate of Stanford University, Mr. Brown-Rabinowitz attended the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate magna cum laude, serving on the Arizona Law Review. Thereafter, Jared served as a judicial clerk for the United States Department of Justice Executive Office of Immigration Review in New York. He will be working with us on complex trial and appellate issues.
For 2010, the firm has been increasingly active in its music media law practice, gaining new clients including Smalls Jazz Club, New York, New York ; KOLD-TV (CBS affiliate); Resonance Records, Los Angeles, CA (2009 Grammy Award Winner; 2010 Grammy Nominee). Click HERE for more information.
The firm welcomes as our guest Attorney A. Bates Butler III, formerly the United States Attorney for District of Arizona, Bates most recently served as a Director at Fennemore Craig, where he supervised the white collar criminal defense practice group. Bates will be maintaining his own practice at our offices. We welcome him.
The firm welcomes Summer Associate Patrick Sandor. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree from Amherst College, where he played varsity football, Patrick received a full academic scholarship to University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. He recently finished his 1st year.
The firm bids farewell to law clerk Ken Kumayama. A baccalaureate graduate of Northwestern University, Ken attended the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in May 2009, serving on the Arizona Law Review. Ken will be accepting a position as an associate at Skadden Arps, Palo Alto office, where he will practice in the mergers and acquisitions group.
The firm bids farewell to law clerk William Furnish. A graduate of Dartmouth College, William attended the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in May 2009, serving as Articles Editor of the Arizona Law Review. William has accepted a clerkship in the chambers of Justice Andrew Herwitz, of the Arizona Supreme Court for 2009-2010. Thereafter, William as an associate at Latham Watkins New York office.
Michael Harwin, his staff, family and clients celebrate 10 years of dedicated service to the community. In these 10 years, Michael has been named a Top A-V rated attorney, has been listed in the Best Lawyers of the United States, and the Bar Directory of Preeminent Lawyers. Michael continues to focus his professional efforts at providing the best legal services possible in a variety of white collar and criminal matters, and as an emerging and trusted Tucson DUI lawyer.
Farewell to Law Clerk and Summer Associate Matthew Warren who has accepted a position at Latham Watkins Chicago office. After attending Southern Illinois University and graduating Valedictorian, while serving as captain of their NCAA Division I wrestling team, Matthew accepted a full academic scholarship at the University of Arizona College of Law, where he graduated summa cum laude in May 2008.
Michael was named to 2008 Best Lawyers of the United States for criminal law. A previously A-V rated preeminent litigator, he continues to focus his Tucson DUI and white collar practice on representing professionals, their businesses, and families.