Paul A. Ramos

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Scottsdale, AZ

Ramos Law Firm, PLLC
 | 14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Ste. 229, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 480-877-0571
Fax: 480-247-8375
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law through the State Bar of Arizona and member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National College for DUI Defense, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Paul A. Ramos is extremely qualified to handle all matters of criminal defense, including DUI's, felonies and misdemeanors throughout Arizona. He brings 28 years of experience defending DUI and Criminal cases to the Ramos Law Firm, and has the knowledge and training to effectively handle all DUI and Criminal charges.  Furthermore, Mr. Ramos has testified as an expert in the area of DUI Defense.

    Mr. Ramos is permitted to practice in Arizona and has been involved in 100's of trials over the course of his 26 year career. The State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization certified him as a lawyer specializing in criminal law, and he has additional trial training through the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, the National Child Abuse Defense & Resource Center, and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

    He received his Juris Doctor from the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law. A former college level lecturer in criminal law and procedure, Mr. Ramos brings a strong work ethic and unparalleled level of experience in matters regarding criminal defense, including drug offenses, Aggravated Assault, property and theft crimes, sexual assault and other sex crimes,  child abuse, homicides, and probation violations. He also has extensive experience representing people who are facing charges that include Aggravated DUI, DUI and underage DUI, as well as those who are facing second or extreme DUI offenses.  In light of this extensive experience, Mr. Ramos has been called upon to lecture in the area of DUI Defense.  

    For his adherence to legal ethics and superior skills, Mr. Ramos has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell and has a “Superb” rating by Avvo.

    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
    • 50%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

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


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    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

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    About Paul Ramos

    Admitted: 1992, Arizona

    Professional Webpage:


    • Top Lawyer 2013, North Valley Magazine, 2013
    • Top Lawyer 2014, North Valley Magazine, 2014
    • Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers, 2014
    • AV Preeminent ® Rated
    • AV Rated Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Top Lawyer 2012, North Valley Magazine, 2012
    • Top Lawyer 2015, North Valley Magazine, 2015
    • Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers, 2015
    • Top Valley Lawyers, North Valley Magazine, 2017
    • Top Lawyer 2011, North Valley Magazine, 2011
    • Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers, 2012
    • Arizona's Top Rated Lawyers, 2013
    • Top Lawyer 2016, North Valley Magazine, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Arizona

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 2011
    • Member, American Bar Association
    • Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy, Criminal Law trial training
    • Executive Board Member, Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • United States District Court of Arizona
    • Fellow, The American Bar Foundation, 2017
    • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Criminal Law trial training
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, DUI training
    • Member, State Bar of Arizona
    • Arizona
    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of Arizona
    • Member, National College for DUI Defense, 2010

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Mr. Ramos has handled several criminal  and traffic matters on a pro bono basis. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Instructor, Maricopa County Public Defender Trial Advocacy Skills College
    • Faculty, Professional and Collateral Consequences of DUI, Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law, 2010
    • Faculty, DUI and Distracted Driving, Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law, 2010
    • Faculty, Criminal Law: Conducting Police and Fact Witness Interviews In Criminal Cases, Maricopa County Bar Association, Criminal Law, 2010
    • Faculty member/presenter, Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Faculty, State Bar Convention-Representing the Service Member or Veteran in Criminal Matters, 2011
    • Faculty, Your First DUI Trial, Maricopa County Bar Association, 2012
    • Fifth International Conference of the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center


    • DUI-Dismissed, 2017
    • Aggravated DUI-Not Guilty
    • Escape-Not Guilty, 2018
    • Extreme DUI's-Not Guilty
    • Sexual Conduct with a Minor-Not Guilty
    • DUI-Not Guilty, 2018
    • Aggravated Assault-Not Guilty
    • Assault-Not Guilty

    Educational Background:

    • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science
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    Office Location for Paul A. Ramos

    14500 N. Northsight Blvd., Ste. 229
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260

    Phone: 480-877-0571

    Fax: 480-247-8375

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    Last Updated: 10/16/2020

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