Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer

Representing Clients Facing Criminal Charges in Arizona

If you are facing criminal charges or a loved one has been charged with a crime, it is important to hire an experienced attorney to help you protect your rights and your freedom. Penalties in Arizona can be harsh, and the sooner a lawyer gets involved in your case, the better.

I am Zach Murphy, a Phoenix criminal defense attorney serving clients throughout the metro area for over eleven years. My understanding of criminal law, my extensive trial experience and the active role I take in every case enable me to effectively defend my clients against criminal accusations.

I take a hands-on approach to criminal defense representation, working directly with my clients to address their concerns and keep them informed. I handle cases involving all types of criminal charges, from violent crimes to drug crimes to drunk driving.

Using My High-Level Prosecutorial and Trial Experience

Before starting my private practice, I served as a prosecutor for more than seven years with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, gaining substantial criminal trial experience. I spent my last two and a half years there in the Homicide Bureau and the two and a half years before that in the Gang/ROP Bureau. Many criminal defense lawyers say they are experienced former prosecutors when they have only one or two years of lower level trial experience. Very few have the depth of prosecutorial experience I bring to the table.

If you retain me to defend you against your criminal charges, you can rely on me to get up to speed quickly on the facts of your case, carefully evaluate the evidence against you, skillfully negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf, and actively defend you at trial if necessary.

Arizona Felony and Misdemeanor Defense Attorney · 602-788-2188

My office is conveniently located at the Fashion Square Mall in Scottsdale. I offer free consultations, and I accept credit cards for payment of my legal fees. To schedule a meeting to discuss your criminal charges, please contact my office at 602-788-2188 or by e-mail, at