Frederick R. Petti

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Petti and Briones PLLC
 | 8160 E Butherus Dr, Suite 1
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 602-562-1116
Fax: 602-954-5245
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1987
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Gaming (40%),
  • Native American Law (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Frederick R. Petti is a partner at Petti And Briones Law in Scottsdale, Arizona. Mr. Petti focuses his practice on gaming law, white collar criminal defense law and Native American law. He serves clients throughout the Phoenix, Arizona, metropolitan area.

    A former Assistant United States Attorney in Arizona and Oregon, Mr. Petti has over three decades of legal experience representing individuals, businesses, state officials, tribal officials and tribal governments. Over the course of his career, he has successfully represented clients in arbitrations, government investigations and prosecutions.

    In recognition of his professionalism and high ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Petti an AV Preeminent* rating, the highest rating available by the peer review organization. He is listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” for white collar criminal defense and is a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America.  He is also a Sun Devil Select 100 Honoree for 2019.

    In addition to running his law practice, Mr. Petti is an author or co-author of articles for publications including Arizona Attorney. He enjoys staying active in the legal community through professional organizations such as the white collar crime committee of the American Bar Association.

    Mr. Petti earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in history from Northern Arizona University. He received his law degree from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law and obtained his license to practice law in 1987. He holds a license before state and federal courts in Arizona, Oregon and Texas, as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

    *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 Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 40%Gaming
    • 20%Native American Law


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    Super Lawyers: 2010, 2019 - 2020

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    About Frederick Petti

    Admitted: 1987, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • Fellow in the Litigation Council of America
    • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, 2011
    • AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell
    • Best Lawyers in America (White Collar Criminal Defense)
    • Southwest Super Lawyers (White Collar Criminal Defense)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Admitted to the United States Supreme Court, 2019
    • Admitted to United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, 2006
    • Admitted to United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, 2016
    • Admitted to United States District Court for the Southern District of California, 2006
    • Admitted to United States District Court for the District of Oregon, 1995
    • Admitted to Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2018
    • Admitted to United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 1988
    • Member of American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee
    • Admitted to Arizona State Courts, 1987
    • Admitted to Texas State Courts, 2010
    • Admitted to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989
    • Admitted to Oregon State Courts, 1996

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author, “Scope Creep: What Are the Limits Under IGRA on State Powers to Regulate Ancillary Non-Gaming Business Ventures,” Gaming Law Review and Economics, Volume 18, Number 1, 2014
    • Co-Author, “Seeking Attorney’s Fees in Criminal Cases,” Arizona Attorney, April 2001
    • Author, “Historical Rights Were Hard-Fought,” Arizona Attorney, January 2005
    • Co-Author, “Offensive Use of Motions in Limine,” Trial Evidence Journal, Volume 15, Number Two (Winter 2007)
    • Co-Author, “Sitting in Judgment, Reflections on an Impeachment, Arizona Attorney, September 2008
    • Co-Author, “The Return of the Trial in Federal White Collar Criminal Cases,” ABA White Collar Crime Committee Newsletter, February 2012


    • Thomas v. Schneider, 212 Arizona 292, 130 P. 3d 991
    • Simms v. Napolitano, 205 Ariz. 500, 73 P.3d 631 (Ariz. App. 2003)
    • Rincon v. Schwarzenegger, 602 F.3d 1019
    • Pascua Yaqui Tribe v. State of Arizona

    Educational Background:

    • Arizona State University (B.A., History 1980)
    • Northern Arizona University (M.A., History 1982)

    Industry Groups

    • Elected Officials
    • Gaming
    • Tribal Governments
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    Office Location for Frederick R. Petti

    8160 E Butherus Dr
    Suite 1
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Phone: 602-562-1116

    Fax: 602-954-5245

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    Last Updated: 7/7/2020

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