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Michael D Kimerer

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Kimerer Law Group PC
2701 E CAMELBACK RD STE 160, Phoenix, Arizona, 85016-4326




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: Criminal Law  

Professional Liability Insurance: Yes  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1970

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: April 13, 1970

Other Language(s): None


Michael D. Kimerer has been practicing law in Phoenix since 1970 when he left California and joined the law firm of Lewis & Roca. Shortly thereafter, he and John J. Flynn started the firm of Flynn, Kimerer, Thinnes & Derrick which principally did criminal defense work, even though a portion of Mr. Kimerer's practice was devoted to civil litigation. Mr. Kimerer is a certified criminal law specialist and devotes his entire practice to criminal defense work with a special emphasis on white collar and environmental crimes. He is licensed to practice in Arizona and California and several Federal courts throughout the United States, including the United States Supreme Court.

Mr. Kimerer is a graduate of the University of California Law School at Davis, and received their Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999. He is a member of both the Arizona and California State Bars, and he has served as Chairman of the ABA Criminal Justice Section Committee on Specialization in Criminal Law. Michael D. Kimerer was one of the founders of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and served as that organization's first President from 1986 to 1988. In 1993, the organization presented him with the John J. Flynn Memorial Award for distinguished service to the criminal defense bar, and in 2006 honored him with their vanguard award for championing the cause of criminal justice. Mr. Kimerer is also a Fellow and Past President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, a national organization of the leading criminal defense lawyers in the United States.

Mr. Kimerer has served on various State Bar and Supreme Court Committees. He served on the Supreme Court Committee to Review the Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Supreme Court Committee on Drug Testing and the Supreme Court Committee on Criminal Rules for Post-Conviction Relief. He sat on the committee appointed by the Legislature to review the Victims' Rights Bills, and chaired the State Bar Committee for indigent representation in capitol cases. He also served on the Arizona Attorney General’s Capital Case Commission. He is a fellow and past president of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, an invitation only national organization of the preeminent criminal defense attorneys in the country.

Mr. Kimerer was a member of the Arizona State Bar Board of Governors from 1989 - 1997, and for more than a year served as the Probable Cause Panelist for the Arizona State Bar on discipline matters. He is a member of the State Bar’s Environmental Resources Section, the Criminal Justice Section and the Membership Assistance Program. He was State Bar President from 1995-1996, and served on the Arizona Judicial Council as the State Bar representative from 1990-1997.

He served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court and the Arizona Court of Appeals. He's been an Adjunct Professor of Law at Arizona State University, and has spoken at many seminars on criminal justice issues. He currently is a faculty member of the Arizona Trial College which annually sponsors a week long course for attorneys on trial practice. Mr. Kimerer is listed in the criminal law portion of the Best Lawyers in America, the Best Lawyers in Phoenix, Top Attorneys of Arizona, Arizona’s Finest Lawyers, Southwest Super Lawyers has an "AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell, and is listed in their Bar Registry of Preeminent Attorneys.

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Appellate Practice Criminal Appeals
Constitutional Law Media and First Amendment, Other, Fourteenth Amendment Law, Fourth Amendment Law, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Information, Fifth Amendment Law, First Amendment Law
Criminal Law Art Fraud, Assault and Battery, Automobile Fraud, Bribery, Burglary, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Conspiracy, Criminal Appeals, Crime Victims Compensation, Civil Fraud, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Domestic Violence, Drivers License Suspension, Driving While Intoxicated, DUI/DWI, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Antitrust, Death Penalty, Criminal Prosecution, Expungements, Extortion, Embezzlement, Electronic Surveillance, Felonies, Forensic DNA, Extradition, Federal Criminal Law, International Extradition, Manslaughter, Malicious Prosecution, Mail Fraud, Identity Theft, International Criminal Law, Forensic Accounting, Hit and Run, Homicide, Grand Jury Practice, Habeas Corpus, Fraud, Forgery, Forensic Science, Forensic Medicine, Misdemeanors, Odometer Tampering, Parole and Probation, Murder, Money Laundering, Sexual Assault, Sex Crimes, Search and Seizure, Post-Conviction Remedies, Weapons Charges, White Collar Crime, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Traffic Violations, Theft, Shoplifting, Stalking, Wire Fraud, White Collar Law, White Collar Fraud, White Collar Criminal Defense, Wiretapping
Election, Campaigning and Political Law Legislative Lobbying, Lobbying, Election and Campaign Finance, Election Law, Campaign Ethics
Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility Attorney Errors and Omissions, Attorney Discipline, Legal Ethics, Conflicts of Interest, Judicial Discipline, Attorney Fee Disputes, Attorney Grievances
Regulatory Law Self Regulatory Agency Investigations, Regulatory Investigations, Regulatory Agency Practice, Federal Regulatory law, International Regulatory Law, Food and Drug Regulation


  • Arizona (Active), California (Active)

Law School

  • U of California

  • Last Updated: October 22, 2021
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  • Phoenix, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: Yes
  • Free Consultations: Yes

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