CIVIL & CRIMINAL LAW

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Civil & Criminal Law Overview

Civil Law covers a very broad range of practice areas, including personal injury cases, wrongful death, automobile accidents, police misconduct, tort litigation, violations of civil rights and more. We appreciate the personal nature of many of these focus areas. Whatever your legal issue may be, our experienced attorneys will work tirelessly to advocate for you. We listen to your needs to ensure your voice is heard.

Criminal Law also consists of a widespread range of issues, from simple traffic violations to shoplifting and DUIs. Our team of qualified attorneys have the hands-on experience and expertise with the criminal justice system that you need on your side to protect your rights and your future. In addition to advocating for our clients in court, our team also provides valuable counsel during the investigation phase. If you are convicted of a crime in Phoenix or any of the surrounding areas, we can help you protect your rights and your future and help you begin rebuilding your life.

 

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Personal Injury

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, whether in automobile accident or on the job, our experienced attorneys will help advocate for your rights.

Tort Litigation

Our team of experienced attorneys have the knowledge and skills needed to assist in tort-related matters, whether inside or outside the courtroom..

Criminal Defense

If you are facing charges for minor offenses in the Arizona criminal justice system, you need an attorney you can trust.

Your Civil Law Team

Our experienced attorneys take their civil cases very seriously. Whether you’ve been involved in an accident or are involved in tort litigation, we understand that involvement in legal matters can be overwhelming. It’s important that you be represented by a skilled and empathetic attorney that will advocate for your rights. Our attorneys are resolute and diligent in helping our clients overcome their legal challenges, whatever they may be.

DeeAn Gillespie Strub

Nothing excites DeeAn more than helping people and families, especially those who unfairly find themselves in a challenging legal situation. Known for her compassion and determination, DeeAn cares deeply about her clients and has the courage and competence to help them.

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Mark Shields

Because a family law issue is so important and so personal, it should be handled by someone who cares. Mark believes that being down to earth and an honest, approachable guy is just as important in the practice of law as it is in life in general.

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Amanda S. Chua

Amanda believes that the practice of law empowers her to help her clients exercise their rights which have been wronged by others, or defend their actions and achieve satisfactory resolution. Amanda fights hard to advocate for her clients but also dedicates her time to giving back to the community.

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Christopher Houk

Chris strongly believes in representing his clients ethically and with integrity. He firmly believes his cases can change the world, one case at a time. Because each case is very important to him, he works to bring about a just resolution as swiftly as he can.

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Your Criminal Law Team

Our criminal attorneys have the hands-on experience with the criminal justice system that you need on your side to protect your rights and your future. Whether you have been falsely accused of a crime or you have made a serious mistake, the criminal law team at GillespieShields can protect your rights while you navigate the tough Arizona judicial system. Our attorneys will help you in court, but they will also provide valuable counsel during the investigation phase and work to protect your rights if and when you face charges. The sooner a criminal defense attorney can start working on your case, the better your chances may be of having the claim dropped before you are charged with a crime.

David L. Goldfarb

David believes his role as a legal counselor is to help people understand their legal rights and how the legal system works. A veteran litigator, he helps his clients through every step of the legal process, which can often be traumatic and complex.

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Robert O. Newell

Robert believes in weighing every option and exploring every potential solution to his clients’ legal troubles. He does everything in his power to give them the best options to choose from, and advises his clients as they make the final decisions on how to proceed.

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Insightful Articles

It is said that ‘knowledge is power.” Our attorneys draw upon their knowledge of the law and their case experience to empower others with timely, practical and relevant posts and articles.

Notice to Appear

Notice to Appear

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, immigration, and appellate law. Have you or your loved one received a Notice to Appear (NTA) from USCIS, ICE or DHS? Under Immigration law, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...

How Can Your Family Join You in the US – Permanently?

How Can Your Family Join You in the US – Permanently?

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, appeals, and immigration law. How Can Your Family Join You in the US - Permanently? There are few ways for an individual to obtain Permanent Residency - one such way is through family...

Even the State Needs to Provide Due Process

Even the State Needs to Provide Due Process

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, appeals, and immigration law. Upholding Due Process: The Arizona Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) provides essential services to help eligible Arizona citizens with...

Selecting Your  Divorce Attorney (Divorce Guide Exclusive)

Selecting Your Divorce Attorney (Divorce Guide Exclusive)

This guide was written to help you and others like you navigate the difficult and unfamiliar process of Divorce in Arizona. Download today.Selecting Your Divorce Attorney Your attorney for your divorce or any family law matter should be a competent and diligent...

Reeves Maxwell Law Joins GillespieShields

Reeves Maxwell Law Joins GillespieShields

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, immigration, probate, and appellate law.Reeves Maxwell Appellate Law Boutique Joins GillespieShields PHOENIX, ARIZONA – July 16, 2019: The law firm of Gillespie, Shields, Goldfarb, Taylor...

Know Your Rights: Interactions with Police

Know Your Rights: Interactions with Police

The attorneys at GillespieShields practice family, employment, civil, criminal, and immigration law. Know Your Rights: Interacting with Police It is important to know and understand your rights when interacting with the police. Many people may assume that if they are...

Understanding Overtime in Arizona

Understanding Overtime in Arizona

In general, most wage-earning employees are entitled to receive 1.5 times their regular pay rate (often called “time-and-a-half”) if they work more than 40 hours per week. If you suspect your employer has violated overtime laws, you may need the services of a qualified employment attorney. Contact GillespieShields today.

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