Edwin A. Molina, III

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

The Molina Law Group, P.L.L.C.
Edwin A. Molina, III
The Molina Law Group, P.L.L.C.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 2012

Education: The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024
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The Molina Law Group, P.L.L.C.

1540 E Maryland Ave
Suite 100B
Phoenix, AZ 85014 Visit website


A stalwart companion to his clients, Edwin A. Molina III maintains consistency in his eminent advocacy in all the cases he takes on, ensuring that every legal avenue is explored and strategic plans of action are in place to overcome difficult legal hurdles. The managing partner at The Molina Law Group PLLC in Phoenix, Arizona, he handles myriad issues related to criminal defense such as DUI/DWIs, theft, violent crimes, sex offenses, white collar crimes and other serious felonies and misdemeanors.

Mr. Molina completed his undergraduate studies in 2008, graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Arizona State University, and he foreshadowed his career in the legal profession by being a part of the Pre-Law Society. He then went on to attend the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and was a member of the Black Law Students Association, the National Lawyers Guild and the Volunteer Lawyers Program. He received his Juris Doctor in 2012, and in the same year, he obtained his license to practice in Arizona. He gained immense practical exposure working as a student attorney for the University of Arizona Immigration Law Clinic, and later on, at the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender.

A true consummate professional, Mr. Molina is unphased by the legal conundrums associated with complex criminal law cases and in turn, embraces them as mere obstacles standing in the way of his clients’ rights to live a brighter future. His peers and many prestigious legal organizations have recognized his efforts through various acknowledgments, including the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys (Top 10 Best Attorneys) and Rue Ratings (Best Attorneys of America). Moreover, he holds a perfect “10.0” rating on Avvo, along with a plethora of positive client testimonials on the site.

Within his legal community, Mr. Molina is a member of myriad legal organizations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Arizona Black Bar Association, The National College for DUI Defense and the JL Turner Association. He is also a member of the Dallas Hispanic Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona and the American Bar Association.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, DUI/DWI, Debt, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Trucking Accidents, White Collar Crime

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 30% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2012, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://molinalawgroup.com/attorney-profile/edwin-a-molina-i...

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • WordPress - DUI Defenses Under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (2018)
  • Graduate Thesis - Lost in Translation, Hayzel Daniels and the Desegregation of Arizona (2012)
  • University of Arizona - The Immigration Law Clinic - Success Stories (2012)
  • Online Only - So you want to know about Immigration Law? (2014)
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – Member (2018 – Present)
  • American Bar Association – Member (2009 – Present)
  • State Bar of Arizona – Member (2012 – Present)
  • Arizona Minority Bar Association – Member (2013 – Present)
  • National College of DUI Defense – Member (2016 – Present)
  • Arizona Black Bar Association – Member (2016 – Present)
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice – Member (2016 – Present)
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association – Member (2017 – Present)
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Volunteer – National Lawyers Guild – Tucson (2009 – 2009)
  • Volunteer Attorney – Southern Arizona Legal Aid (2010 – 2011)
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Star (2020)
  • Top 10 Best Attorneys – American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys (2018)
  • Best Attorneys of America – Rue Ratings (2018)
  • Lawyers of Distinction – Criminal Defense (2019-2020)
Educational Background:
  • Arizona State University – Bachelor of Science (2008)

Office location for Edwin A. Molina, III

1540 E Maryland Ave
Suite 100B
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Phone: 520-460-7035


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2024

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