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 Super Lawyers: 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Craig Rosenstein is the founder and owner of Rosenstein Law Group, now open since 2007 in Scottsdale, Arizona. After graduating from Arizona State University College of Law, Craig criminal practiced law, and then opened the Rosenstein Law Group, PLLC, with the first attorney he hired being his then-fiancé' (now wife) of over ten years. Rosenstein Law Group is a full-service criminal defense firm that provides the defense to those accused of all types of charges, with the firm also having a strong focus in defense of the accused impaired driver. 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 is one of the only two Board Certified in DUI Defense attorneys in Maricopa County, and one of the only four in the state of Arizona. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona, as well as in the U.S. Federal District Court in Arizona. He is a leader in the criminal defense legal community here in Arizona and has spoken at national and statewide conferences sharing his knowledge, skills, and creative practices on trial and defense strategies.

 

Craig has been on the Board of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) from 2014-present and its elected President in 2018. He works tirelessly on pushing forward the agenda of improving the criminal justice system. Craig's efforts include drafting legislation that seeks to reform criminal justice in Arizona and advocating against unconstitutional bills. Most recently, his office was single handily been responsible for a bill signed by the Governor and passed into law.  Craig is a board member for the Arizona Justice (Innocence) Project while also being 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). Recently Craig held an appointed position as the sole private defense attorney on the DUI Case Processing Workgroup. A group hosted by the Arizona Supreme Court with stakeholders including Judges, Justices of the Peace, Law enforcement, and many Prosecutors. The goal was to discuss and offer suggestions on reform for how DUI cases are processed in Court. Craig was a proud advocate in a hostile room for the rights of those accused of DUI and was responsible for stopping many reforms that would have further eroded the rights of criminal defendants. 

 
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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Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

Super Lawyers: 2021 Rising Stars: 2012 - 2020

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About Craig Rosenstein

Admitted: 2006, Arizona

Professional Webpage: https://www.scottsdale-duilawyer.com/About/Craig-J-Rosenstei...

Honors/Awards:

  • 2021 The Best Lawyers In America: DUI/DWI Defense, The Best Lawyers In America: DUI/DWI Defense, Best Lawyers, 2021
  • 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:

Videos:

  • 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, introduces Rosenstein Law Group, a Criminal Defense Law Firm that he opened in late 2007, in Scottsdale, Arizona. Rosenstein Law Group is a full-service criminal defense firm that has a strong focus in defense of the accused impaired driver., Rosenstein Law Group: DUI & Criminal Defense Law Firm, Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI, DUI Defense Lawyers, Lawyer, 2020
  • 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
  • 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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