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Craig C Gillespie

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The Gillespie Law Firm PC
7301 N 16TH ST STE 102, Phoenix, Arizona, 85020-5266




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Criminal Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1990

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 27, 1990

Other Language(s): None


Craig C. Gillespie is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist and former Deputy County Attorney and Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix and the City of Chandler.  Mr. Gillespie was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1960.  He graduated in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, and in 1988 with a Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University.  Mr Gillespie s a member of the State Bar of Arizona, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the Maricopa County Bar Association.  Mr. Gillespie is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the United States District Court for the District of Arizona and the Arizona Supreme Court.

As a former felony and DUI prosecutor, Mr. Gillespie gained invaluable experience as a criminal trial attorney and litigator.  In excess of 90% of the cases he was responsible for trying to juries resulted in convictions.  Mr. Gillespie now has trial experience in hundreds of cases and has successfully handled well over one thousand criminal cases.  In addition, the City of Phoenix Law Department awarded Mr. Gillespie the "Barrister Award" for Outstanding Trial Advocacy Skills, and he has been quoted by the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Daily Star and the Associated Press.  Mr. Gillespie has also distinguished himself by successfully arguing before Arizona's highest appellate court, the Supreme Court of Arizona.


The Gillespie Law Firm, P.C. is a leading Phoenix, Arizona DUI and criminal defense law firm dedicated to the aggressive representation of clients involving all aspects of vehicular crimes and criminal litigation. We handle cases in Federal, State, Municipal, Juvenile and Appellate Courts throughout the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area and all of Arizona.


All cases accepted are thoroughly investigated, carefully prepared, and aggressively litigated.  Our staff is highly committed to personalized and responsive service regarding your case and the desired results.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Civil Appeals, Criminal Appeals
Criminal Law Misdemeanors, International Extradition, Manslaughter, Forensic Accounting, International Criminal Law, Identity Theft, Malicious Prosecution, Mail Fraud, Hit and Run, Homicide, Habeas Corpus, Grand Jury Practice, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Fraud, Forgery, Art Fraud, Burglary, Bribery, Automobile Fraud, Assault and Battery, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Defense, Civil Fraud, Crime Victims Compensation, Civil Forfeiture, Capital Offenses, DUI/DWI, Driving While Intoxicated, Drivers License Suspension, Domestic Violence, Criminal Antitrust, Death Penalty, Criminal Prosecution, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Electronic Surveillance, Embezzlement, Expungements, Extortion, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, Forensic DNA, Felonies, Wiretapping, White Collar Fraud, White Collar Criminal Defense, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Stalking, Shoplifting, Theft, Traffic Violations, Victims Rights, Vehicular Homicide, White Collar Crime, Weapons Charges, Sex Crimes, Sexual Assault, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Odometer Tampering, Parole and Probation, Murder, Money Laundering
Juvenile Law Juvenile Education, Juvenile Dependency, Juvenile Delinquency, Juvenile Criminal Law


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • Golden Gate

  • Last Updated: October 21, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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