J. Blake Mayes

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

MayesTelles PLLC
J. Blake Mayes
MayesTelles PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Arizona since: 2006

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

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

MayesTelles PLLC

3636 North Central Avenue
Suite 1000
Phoenix, AZ 85012 Visit website


J. Blake Mayes is one of the founding partners at the law firm MayesTelles PLLC serving clients across Phoenix and the state of Arizona. His experience lies in handling matters related to domestic violence, sex crimes, theft, white collar crimes, DUI and drug offenses. He also takes on personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises and product liability, construction accidents, serious injuries, and wrongful death claims. 

For two decades, Mr. Mayes pursued law to provide a voice for people who may not otherwise be able to do so. He has obtained numerous not guilty verdicts/acquittals and dismissals, and has successfully overseen more than a thousand criminal cases. He is tireless in his efforts to protect his clients’ rights with every case he handles. He is known for providing exceptional guidance to his clients and their families in preparation for the future.

With his personalized and hands-on method, Mr. Mayes builds meaningful relationships with his clients. In addition to helping them achieve their goals, he recovers millions of dollars in compensation, including six- and seven-figure settlements. His approach to the development of an appropriate strategy considers the unique circumstances and goals of each client. In doing so, he has earned the respect and admiration of his peers, colleagues, clients and local communities.

A 2000 psychology graduate cum laude of the Arizona State University, Mr. Mayes earned his J.D. cum laude from The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. In 2006, he obtained his license and was admitted to practice law at the justice courts, all federal and district courts of Arizona as well as the Superior Courts in Maricopa, Pima, Coconino and Yavapai counties.

Rated “10/10” on Avvo, Mr. Mayes believes in giving back to the community beyond his work in the courtroom. He volunteers as a mentor for New Pathways for Youth as well as guiding high-risk youth in his community. Further, he provides legal services to underserved communities and has been recognized for his pro bono services by the State Bar of Arizona.

In addition to being recognized by several legal organizations, Mr. Mayes has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list and is a member of the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He also holds an AV Preeminent* rating through Martindale-Hubbell. 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

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

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault, Assault & Battery, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Dram Shop Laws, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Probation, Sex Offenses, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Theft, Traffic Violations, Trucking Accidents, White Collar Crime, Wrongful Death

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

First Admitted: 2006, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.mayestelles.com/who-we-are/j-blake-mayes/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • All Courts - State of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • Arizona Court of Appeals
  • Superior Courts in Maricopa, Pima, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties
  • U.S District Court of Arizona
  • Arizona City / Municipal Courts
Educational Background:
  • Arizona State University, B.A., Cum Laude
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Phoenix Youth-At-Risk, Mentor
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo.com 10.0 Rated
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2014
  • Editor, The Arizona Law Review, University of Arizona College of Law
  • Super Lawyers: Rising Stars, 2015
  • 2009 Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers
  • 10 Best 2015 for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, 2015
  • Top Lawyers 2008 as Published in Arizona Business Magazine

Office location for J. Blake Mayes

3636 North Central Avenue
Suite 1000
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Phone: 602-428-7104


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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