Jonathan Goebel

Managing Attorney | Board Certified DUI Law Specialist

Jonathan Goebel is the managing attorney at AZ Defenders, is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona and the United States District Court. He graduated from Pepperdine School of Law in 2003. Jonathan Goebel is an exceptional trial attorney who has been practicing criminal law for nearly 20 years. As a former Maricopa County Attorney, Assistant Arizona Attorney General, and active Phoenix criminal defense attorney, Jonathan has spent his entire career in Arizona’s various criminal justice arenas and has tremendous experience in all criminal matters. He has litigated criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to complex felony cases throughout Arizona. Jonathan is compassionate and genuinely cares for the well-being of his clients while being an aggressive advocate and dedicated to securing the best results for each of his clients. His personal interaction and client compassion only add to his success in the courtroom.

He is certified as a DUI Certified Specialist by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD). This is a highly exclusive club of DUI attorneys. In fact, Jonathan is one of only four in the entire State of Arizona and one of approximately 50 in the whole United States and Canada. He is also a member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) and The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

In 2019, he was selected to be on the State Bar of Arizona’s Criminal Law Advisory Commission. He was chosen along with only 9 other selected attorneys; he served a three-year term. The mission of the advisory commission is to regulate the certification of legal specialists. His dedication and expertise have garnered him multiple accolades, including AV Preeminent® by Martindale Hubbell, this means he has been Peer Rated for the Highest Level of Professional Excellence, selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America® for his work in DUI Defense and Criminal Defense. He was also named as one of the Top 10 Best DUI Attorney for the State of Arizona for 5 consecutive years by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys and as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers and Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers in Arizona by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Recently he was listed by Phoenix Magazine as a Top Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Most importantly, Jonathan fully subscribes to the philosophy of aggressively representing his clients in Court and spending time with them to understand their perspective and explain the proceedings to get their insight. He is dedicated to securing the best possible outcome for his clients. He goes above and beyond for his clients, handling every detail of his client’s case and leaving no stone unturned to fight hard for his client’s defense.

To speak with an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney who will fight for you, contact attorney Jonathan Goebel today!


  • 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


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