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With more than 17,000 Arizona attorneys licensed to practice under the State Bar of Arizona, finding the best lawyer in the Grand Canyon State for your particular case can seem like an overwhelming task.

More than 700 attorneys in Arizona are board certified in difficult specialty practice areas. Attorneys in Arizona also jail legal organizations related to a specialty practice area. By using these qualifications, you can narrow down your search and find the lawyer in Arizona that's right for your case.

State Bar of Arizona

4201 N 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016
Phone: (602) 252-4804

The State Bar of Arizona is a private, nonprofit organization supervised by the Arizona Supreme Court and is responsible for fostering integrity, competence, learning, and public service among its 22,000 plus members. Participation is mandatory to practice law in Arizona. Administered by a Board of Governors, the Bar is composed of 30 members with various appointments, including the Arizona Supreme Court, the immediate past president, the deans of Arizona's three law schools, and election by Bar members. Additionally, the State Bar of Arizona serves the public through consumer protection from lawyers, legal information, educational programs, and free legal advice days.

State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

American Immigration Lawyers Association

Out of more than 17,000 practicing attorneys in Arizona, approximately 700 have earned special recognition of "Board Certified" in eight specialized practice areas including Tax, Workers’ Compensation, Real Estate, Personal Injury, and Wrongful Death, Family Law, Estate and Trust, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy. Arizona attorneys who have earned board certification must submit to reevaluation every five years. The State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (BLS) is governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (BLS Rules & Regulations) and is subject to the jurisdiction of the Arizona Supreme Court (Rule 44, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.). Connie Hay is the Board of Legal Specialization Administrator.

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

The Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) was formed in 1986. Today the organization has grown to nearly 500 members who are private attorneys and public defenders practicing criminal defense law across Arizona. The principal office is located in Chandler in Maricopa County, AZ. 

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association


Founded in 1963, the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, also known as the Arizona Association for Justice, represents Arizona lawyers and attorneys whose primary client base is consumers and other injured parties. The members of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association work every day to fight against consumers and victims losing their protected constitutional right to trial by jury – whether the client faces another individual or a powerful and wealthy entity. The Arizona Association for Justice also provides continuing legal education and public education to its members and their clients. 

Arizona Trial Lawyers Association


The Arizona Association of Defense Counsel (AADC) is a non-profit organization. Established in April of 1965, AADC supports defense attorneys who practice in the area of civil defense litigation. Benefits of membership include social and educational opportunities, programs to assist other attorneys and the community, and access to advanced technology to encourage and facilitate communication among its members.

Other Types of Bar Associations in Arizona

  • Arizona Black Bar - Formerly known as the Hayzel B. Daniels Bar Association in Phoenix, AZ, the organization serves to enhance the professional lives of its members while enhancing the public perception of African-American lawyers.
  • Los Abogados Hispanic Bar Association, Phoenix - Founding in 1976 and incorporated in 1988, the organization's purpose includes educating the Hispanic community regarding its rights and remedies and the availability of legal services while promoting the advancement of the Hispanic legal profession within the State of Arizona.
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Phoenix - Founded in 1914, the Maricopa County Bar Association (MCBA) has 4,500 members who have joined together to create a supportive environment in which every attorney is offered tools and opportunities for professional growth.
  • Navajo Nation Bar Association, Window Rock - the NNBA, Inc., was established to encourage professionalism in the practice of law in the Navajo Nation and in the judicial system, to recommend to the Navajo Nation Supreme Court candidates for admission to the practice of law before the Navajo Courts, so as to ensure the competence of such practitioners and their scrupulous adherence to the ethical standards of the Navajo Courts and the Navajo Nation Bar Association, Inc.
  • Pima County Bar Association, Tucson - the organization's mission is to provide to all people of Pima County access to and awareness of the law while promoting respect for and satisfaction in the profession.

This article was last updated on Tuesday, March 10, 2021.