Peter C Rosales


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3240 W FRANKFURT DR, Chandler, Arizona, 85226-1492




Status: Active  

Board Certified Specialization: None  

Professional Liability Insurance: No  

Admitted to Practice Law: 1989

Admitted to State Bar of Arizona: October 21, 1989

Other Language(s): None


Among other works, Peter Rosales created 2 professional works:  “The Myth of the Dog: How to Win Bad Cases” and “Trial Matters”.  These presentations sum up his professional optimism and career as a criminal defense lawyer that has spanned over 25 years.  After graduating Loyola Law School, he began his odyssey in the law working as a law clerk/criminal investigator in Kingman, Arizona.  After becoming a license attorney, he worked as a public defender there, where he eventually was named Legal Defender for Mohave County.  

After his stint in Kingman, he was appointed Civil Traffic Hearing Officer in the City of Tempe Municipal Court where he presided over countless civil hearings.  However, during this time, he longed for the call of battle in the fight for justice so, after serving almost 4 years in this capacity as a judge, he returned to to being a criminal defense lawyer in 1997.  Since then he has committed himself to being on the side of the powerless and less-fortunate in our society who find themselves facing the machinery of the State.  In his career, he has handled a wide-variety of matters, ranging from those involving simple traffic issues to death-penalty cases. Now in private practice at Gordwin Law, the fight continues...

Areas of Law and Practice

Areas of Law Areas of Practice
Constitutional Law Fifth Amendment Law, First Amendment Law, Media and First Amendment, Other, Fourteenth Amendment Law, Fourth Amendment Law, Freedom of Information, Freedom of Religion
Criminal Law Misdemeanors, International Extradition, Manslaughter, International Criminal Law, Forensic Accounting, Identity Theft, Mail Fraud, Malicious Prosecution, Habeas Corpus, Grand Jury Practice, Hit and Run, Homicide, Forgery, Fraud, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Science, Art Fraud, Assault and Battery, Automobile Fraud, Burglary, Bribery, Criminal Defense, Criminal Forfeiture, Criminal Appeals, Criminal Conspiracy, Capital Offenses, Civil Forfeiture, Civil Fraud, Crime Victims Compensation, Federal Criminal Law, Extradition, Forensic DNA, Felonies, Embezzlement, Electronic Surveillance, Extortion, Expungements, Criminal Investigation, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Prosecution, Criminal Antitrust, Death Penalty, DUI/DWI, Driving While Intoxicated, Drivers License Suspension, Domestic Violence, Post-Conviction Remedies, Search and Seizure, Sexual Assault, Sex Crimes, Parole and Probation, Odometer Tampering, Money Laundering, Murder, Theft, Traffic Violations, Stalking, Shoplifting, Vehicular Homicide, Victims Rights, Weapons Charges, White Collar Crime, White Collar Criminal Defense, White Collar Fraud, White Collar Law, Wire Fraud, Wiretapping
Traffic Law Jaywalking, Speeding, Traffic Violation, DWI, Ignition Interlock Violation, Driverless Vehicle, DUI, Drivers License Suspension, Criminal Traffic Offense, Driverless Car, Boating, Civil Traffic Offense


  • Arizona (Active)

Law School

  • Loyola U - California

  • Last Updated: April 20, 2021
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  • Chandler, Arizona, Maricopa County
  • Accept Credit Cards: No
  • Free Consultations: No

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