Michael Harwin

Michael Harwin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Tucson, AZ

Law Offices of Michael Harwin
 | 239 North Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-3500
Fax: 520-624-9207
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2013, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Michael, a former prosecutor, graduated summa cum laude from University of Arizona College of Law in May 1993, where he  served on the editorial board of the Arizona Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.

Recognized nationally for his work in white collar criminal defense, Michael is listed in 2016 US News and World Report "America's Best Law Firms" and Best Lawyers America®, 21st ed.and he is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers®as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer (2014). He was also honored with a fellowship at the Litigation Counsel of America® (2012).  

Locally, he has also been listed in Arizona Superlawyers® as a top Tucson DUI lawyer and named by Tucson Lifestyle Magazine® as one of the Best Lawyers in Tucson (May 2015 & May 2016).  

Currently, he maintains an A-V 5/5 Preeminent rating through Martindale Hubbell® (2005-2017) and a 10/10 Superb rating through AVVO® (2010-2017), primarily for his work as a Tucson DUI lawyer and a white collar criminal defense attorney.

A recognized speaker and author, Michael recently authored four book chapters for Thomsen Reuters, which are included in Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes, 2016 ed. (Aspatore/Thomsen Reuters); The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2015 ed. (Aspatore/Thomsen Reuters); Trends in DUI Discovery, 2014, ed. (Aspatore / Thomson Reuters).   In those treatise chapters intended for other criminal defense and DUI lawyers, Michael addresses  (1) technical legal issues related to police behavior during  traffic stops; (2) the innovative use of expert witnesses in DUI jury trials; and (3) the hidden consequences of convictions .  

Michael is regularly both asked to speak at attorney continuing legal education seminars and consulted by other attorneys in the area of professional and collateral consequences of criminal charges and convictions, particularly for licensed professionals and non-citizens.  His recent speaking engagements include:  

- "Collateral Consequences" presented at the National College of DUI Defense 2017 Winter Conference, Tucson, Arizona;
- “Collateral Consequences of Common Crimes: Representing Professionals" presented at the Arizona Public Defender’s Association Annual Conference, Tempe, Arizona (June 22-23, 2016);  

- “Set Traps and Hidden Triggers: Prohibited Possessors, Domestic Violence and other Matters” presented at the Arizona Public Defender’s Association Annual Conference, Tempe, Arizona (June 22-23, 2016); 

-“Collateral Consequences of Common Crimes: DUI and Vehicular Offenses” presented at the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice 29th Annual DUI Conference (May 2-3, 2016); 

-“Former ER 1.3 Duty of ‘Zeal’” presented at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (March 25th, 2016); 

-“Ethical Issues in Immigration Representation” presented at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law (December 3, 2015);  

-“Collateral Consequences of Common Crimes: DUI and Vehicular Offenses” presented at the  Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice 28th Annual DUI Conference (April 30-May 1, 2015).

Michael focuses on representing professionals, their businesses and families in criminal  defense and regulatory matters, vehicular offenses including DUI,  and  white collar matters.  For the past 19 years he has maintained his practice in Tucson where he resides with his wife and three children.  

About Michael Harwin

Admitted: 1994, Arizona

Professional Webpage: www.michaelharwinlaw.com

Honors/Awards:

  • Rated 10/10 Superb, AVVO, 2017
  • Rated A-V 5/5 Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
  • America's Best Law Firms, US News, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: White Collar, Best Lawyers, Woodward White, 2016
  • Tucson's Top Lawyers, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, 2016
  • Best Lawyers in America for Criminal Defense: White Collar, Best Lawyers, Woodward White, 2015
  • Tucson's Top Lawyers, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2014
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Tucson's Top Lawyers, Tucson Lifestyle Magazine, 2011
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Service Award, 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presented "Collateral Consequences" at National College of DUI Defense Winter 2017 conference, Presenter, Collateral Consequences, National College Of DUI Defense, 2017
  • Presented "Domestic Violence Charges & Possessory Gun Rights" at Arizona Public Defender Association 2016 conference, Presenter, Domestic violence charges and possessory gun rights, Arizona Public Defender Association, 2016
  • Presented "Representing Licensed Professions" at the Arizona Public Defender Association (APDA) 2016 conference., Presenter, Representing Licensed Professions, Arizona Public Defender Association, 2016
  • Invited Speaker at 2015 AACJ  DUI Conference--Collateral Consequences of DUI, Speaker, 2015
  • Speaking engagement at the 2013 AACJ DUI Conference, regarding the collateral consequences a DUI can have on immigration as well as career. , Collateral Consequences of DUI, AACJ DUI Conference, 2013
  • Collateral Consequences of Domestic Violence, Tucson Public Defenders Office, 2012
  • Professional consequences of DUI, Arizona State Bar, 2012
  • White Collar Crime Seminar: Defending Federal and State Fraud Defendants, University of Arizona College of Law, 2011
  • Immigration Consequences of Arizona Prosecutions, Pinal County Public Defenders, 2008
  • Detaining for Danger Under the Bail Reform Act of 1984, Arizona Law Review, 1993

Industry Groups

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel Of America (LCA)
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • National College Of Dui Defense (NCDD)
Office Location for Michael Harwin

239 North Church Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701

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Last Updated: 11/5/2018

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