Craig Rosenstein

AZ Defenders founder Craig Rosenstein is well respected in the legal community as an aggressive and effective Phoenix criminal attorney. He has been on the Board of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) from 2014-present and its elected President in 2018. Craig is a board member for the Arizona Justice (Innocence) Project and is a registered lobbyist often testifying on criminal justice issues at the State Legislature. Craig is one of four board-certified DUI lawyers in the State of Arizona and often travels across the country to give presentations to attorneys on different trial issues. Craig attended the University of Arizona for his undergraduate degree and then Craig graduated ASU college of law in 2006 and has been managing his own criminal law firm since October of 2007.

Craig brings his passion into the courtroom and is a well-known and passionate trial attorney.

However, he most takes pride in effectively applying his philosophy of helping his clients above all else. People who live, eat, and breath the criminal justice system often forget how scary it can be for those going through the process. That is why every client of the AZ Defenders can expect to get the white glove treatment. This entails a thorough explanation of court appearances and their purpose, as opposed to just being told where to go and when. Craig firmly believes that the best issues within someone’s criminal case present themselves when you spend the time to not only get to know your clients but explain the proceedings to them.


  • Board Certification in DUI Defense from the National College for DUI Defense
  • Field Sobriety Test (FST) Certified
  • Intoxilyzer 8000 Certified
  • Certified in Forensic Blood and Urine