A former DUI prosecutor, Michael, an award-winning trial lawyer, has represented many police officers and firefighters, judges, prosecutors and lawyers, licensed medical doctors and nurses, military personnel and defense industry professionals, in career-debilitating DUI, domestic violence, and other criminal matters.
Graduating law school with highest honors, in 1993, Michael is listed in Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for Criminal Defense, and in US News® 2023 as a nationally-recognized Best Law Firm for criminal defense. Michael has handled many cases in the national media.
Michael’s legal assistant of 25 years, Lety Figueroa, an integral part of his practice, is without a doubt the most skilled criminal defense paralegal in all of Tucson. Together Michael and Lety do all the work themselves. They treat clients like family.
Over 25 years in private criminal defense and DUI practice, Michael has appeared on behalf of his clients in every single courthouse in southern and central Arizona. Michael has also handled white collar matters all over the nation. Not surprisingly he is often sought out as a regular speaker at law school classes on professional ethics and at numerous conferences.
Michael is also listed in SuperLawyers® 2023 for his work defending professionals accused of DUI. He is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell® 2023 as A-V 5/5 preeminent, the highest possible rating (Platinum Client Service Award), and has received many additional national awards and honors.
Michael has dedicated his career to defending those accused of crimes and misconduct. He brings integrity, skill, passion, decisive intelligence, and a quarter century of trial experience to his practice.