Richard J. Suzuki

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Phoenix, Arizona

Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.
Richard J. Suzuki
Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.

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

Licensed in Arizona since: 2000

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

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C.

2929 East Camelback Road
Suite 224
Phoenix, AZ 85016 Visit website


With over two decades of legal practice commencing in the year 2000, Richard J. Suzuki stands as a steadfast attorney and proprietor of Suzuki Law Offices, which boasts branches in both Phoenix, Tucson, and Goodyear Arizona. Over the course of his 24-plus years in the legal realm, he has garnered extensive trial experience, having served as a federal and state prosecutor.

Catering to clients throughout Arizona, Suzuki is dedicated to aiding individuals accused of a spectrum of offenses, including drug crimes, sex offenses, juvenile offenses, federal crimes, driving under the influence, white-collar crimes, theft offenses, violent crimes, and federal felonies/misdemeanors.

A 1997 graduate of The University of Arizona, Mr. Suzuki earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (1997-2000). His legal journey commenced as a law clerk at the Pima County Attorney’s Office, leading to a role as a deputy county attorney at the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  Mr. Suzuki was assigned to the Major Crimes Gang and the Repeat Offender Program Bureau.  He furthered his prosecution career as an Assistant United States Attorneys with the Department of Justice, where he handled hundreds of federal criminal offenses.  Mr. Suzuki gained extensive trial experience in both State and Federal Court.  This experience has led Mr. Suzuki to represent clients in 9 different states in their Federal Court justice system, being accused of large federal drug trafficking and white-collar crime cases.  

Beyond criminal defense, Mr. Suzuki extends his legal expertise to personal injury matters and offers free consultation services for those in need of legal guidance. Recognized for his professional accomplishments, he has been selected to prestigious groups such as the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Top Valley Lawyers for seven consecutive years, voted #1 Law Firm for five consecutive years, SW Super Lawyers, and Top 100 National Trial Attorneys.

With a perfect 10/10 Avvo rating, Mr. Suzuki has been awarded a Platinum Client Champion badge by Martindale-Hubbell for his exceptional client services. His affiliations include memberships in esteemed organizations such as the Maricopa County Bar Association, Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Arizona Association for Justice.

Licensed in Arizona, Mr. Suzuki is authorized to appear before the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Practice areas

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

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Trucking Accidents

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2000, Arizona

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Educational Background:
  • University of Arizona, 1997
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • United States District Court of Southern Illinois
  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan
  • United States District Court District of Arizona
  • Los Abogados
  • Arizona Hispanic Bar Association
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, 2000
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • A Conversation with Richard J. Suzuki, University Of Arizona - College Of Law, 2013
  • Criminal and DUI Defense - Know Your Rights, Keller Williams, 2014
  • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2014
  • N. West Valley Magazine's Top Attorney, 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40, The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice, 2015
  • Richard is licensed to practice in all Arizona state courts, the United States District Court District of Arizona, and the United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit. Among his many professional memberships, he was a Trustee for the Maricopa County Bar Foundation, part of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association, and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Million Dollar Advocate, Million Dollar Advocates Forum, 2013

Office location for Richard J. Suzuki

2929 East Camelback Road
Suite 224
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-682-5270


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024

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