Craig J. Rosenstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Rosenstein Law Group
 | 8010 E McDowell Rd, Suite 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phone: 480-248-7666
Fax: 480-946-0681
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
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Attorney Profile

Craig Rosenstein, 40, is the founder and owner of Rosenstein Law Group, now celebrating 13 years of business in Scottsdale, Arizona. At Rosenstein Law Group, he works tirelessly to ensure that one bad night does not change the rest of your life. He treats all his clients facing all manners of criminal, DUI, and traffic offense charges with respect and compassion. He utilizes his legal experience to provide a smart and aggressive approach to defending his clients and realizes every one of his clients’ cases is unique and requires care and diligence to achieve the best possible outcome.

Craig received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Arizona in 2002. He then graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 2006. In late 2007, Craig opened the Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC and quickly limited his practice to criminal defense. Craig is one of the only two nationally recognized attorneys that is Board Certified in DUI Defense in Maricopa County and is a well-respected trial defense attorney who has been lead counsel in nearly 100 jury trials taken to verdict. As a highly regarded speaker at legal conferences across the nation, Craig has lectured and taught attorneys on a variety of topics including jury trial strategy, cross-examination of police officers and expert witnesses, and how to present an effective closing argument. He has also been a faculty member at some of the country's most respected trial colleges. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, as well as in the U.S. Federal District Court in Arizona. Craig has been a board member for AACJ (Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice) for the past 5 years, most recently serving as the president for one year. Craig is also a registered lobbyist in the State of Arizona and regularly testifies at the Arizona legislature regarding criminal justice issues. He is also an active member of various professional organizations, including the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA).
Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Rosenstein has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell as well as a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo, the online legal directory and forum.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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About Craig Rosenstein

Admitted: 2006, Arizona

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  • Member in Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
  • Craig Rosenstein has been selected to the Super Lawyers List every year from 2012 to 2020 in the Southwest Rising Star Category. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations., Southwest Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize lawyers for their strong legal ability and high ethical standards. Individuals seeking legal counsel, as well as attorneys looking to refer a colleague, use these ratings to identify, evaluate and select the most appropriate lawyer. An elite group of approximately 10 percent of all attorneys holds an AV Preeminent Rating, a designation trusted worldwide by buyers and referrers of legal services., AV Preeminent Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence, Martindale-Hubbell®, 2019
  • ASLA’s Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings recognize exceptional legal talent. Craig Rosenstein was listed in the Top 40 under 40 in Criminal Defense.    , Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • Craig is included in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in DUI/DWI Defense. Craig Rosenstein received this award from the legal profession’s most respected peer-review publication, Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. , Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in America, 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in DUI Defense from the National College for DUI Defense, 2013
  • Certified in Forensic Blood and Urine
  • Intoxilyzer 8000 Certified
  • Field Sobriety Test (FST) Certified
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Certificate from National College for DUI Defense, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Scottsdale Bar Association, 2019
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association - Founding Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) - President, 2018
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Member
  • National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Legal Committee
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Member
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented Seeing HGN from a New Angle of Onset for attendees of the National College for DUI Defense 2020 Winter Session, CLE Presenter, Seeing HGN from a New Angle of Onset, National College for DUI Defense 2020 Winter Session, Legal, 2020

Other Outstanding Achievements:


  • In this video attorney Craig Rosenstein talks about the new mugshot law. Our law firm was instrumental in writing this law and this law being passed in Arizona., Fighting Back Against Mugshot Websites, 2019
  • In this video, Craig Rosenstein talks about one of our most frequently asked questions we get from clients, how long does the DUI case process take? After you've been arrested for a DUI and have posted bail, you're likely wondering what comes next. No doubt, the courtroom procedure involved in DUI cases is often the most confusing part of the entire process. Every case varies, there is no cookie cutter answer to exactly how long the DUI case will take. The DUI process from arrest to resolution varies dramatically. If everything works out perfectly, if you retain our services immediately, the day after arrest and this is when everything goes smoothly, the stars align, we can usually get your case resolved favorably within four months., Tutorial FAQ - How Long Does The DUI Process Take?, 2019
  • In this video, attorney Craig Rosenstein explains why you should hire an attorney if you have been charged here in Arizona. He talks you through the value of representation. In Arizona, if you are charged with a felony crime or if there is mandatory jail time, then the state of Arizona is obligated to give you an attorney as representation., Tutorial – Why Should I Hire an Attorney for my Criminal Charges?, 2019
  • Good people make mistakes. At Rosenstein Law Group, we work hard to ensure that one bad night does not destroy your future. We have the only two board certified DUI attorneys in Maricopa County. The only law firm in central and northern Arizona with DUI and Criminal Law Specialists. We represent people throughout Arizona who have been charged with DUI, or any Criminal offense seeking the best possible outcome in every case. We also represent minors accused of juvenile criminal offenses in Maricopa and the surrounding communities., DUI and Criminal Law Specialist Law Firm, 2019
  • In this video, attorney Craig Rosenstein talks about possible reasons you may have been pulled over. Did you know the most common reasons people get stopped for DUI's are not as obvious as you would think? People may think that anyone stopped for a DUI was clearly impaired and driving way over road lines and driving like a maniac. Everyone has seen this and suspected this person of driving under the influence. As a law firm, most of our clients were not that person. Most of the reason why people are pulled over, are because of innocuous stops, so things they didn’t know. The number reason why someone has been pulled over in our office is because they turn into the correct lane., Tutorial – The Most Common Reasons for a Traffic Stop by Police, 2019
  • In this video, attorney Craig Rosenstein talks you through what to do if a friend, family member or client calls you in the middle of the night after been pulled over for a DUI., Tutorial - What do I do if a Family Member or Friend got a DUI?, 2019

Educational Background:

  • National College for DUI Defense - Harvard Law School SUmmer Session, 2019
  • National College for DUI Defense - Harvard Law School Summer Session, 2008
  • National College for DUI Defense - Harvard Law School Summer Session, 2017
  • National College for DUI Defense - Harvard Law School Summer Session, 2013
  • National College for DUI Defense - Harvard Law School Summer Session, 2010
  • University of Arizona B.S. - Major: Political Science, 2002
  • Arizona State University College of Law - J.D. Juris Doctor, 2006
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Office Location for Craig J. Rosenstein

8010 E McDowell Rd
Suite 111
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Phone: 480-248-7666

Fax: 480-946-0681

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Last Updated: 5/6/2020

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