Richard J. Suzuki

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Richard J. Suzuki, the founding attorney at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., is licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona and the United States District Court. Prior to opening his own law firm, Mr. Suzuki was selected to serve as a law clerk for the Honorable Howard Fell of the Arizona Superior Court in Pima County shortly after graduating from the University of Arizona College of Law. Next, he went to work as a criminal prosecutor for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Over the next three years, he investigated and litigated felony matters as a part of the Major Crimes Gang and Repeat Offender Program Bureau. After leaving the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Mr. Suzuki accepted a position as the Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Arizona. While there, he was responsible for handling numerous federal felony and misdemeanor cases throughout Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona. This experience now lends itself to his criminal defense practice.

Mr. Suzuki is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and formerly served as the Trustee on the Maricopa County Bar Foundation. As a fluent Spanish speaker, he is also a member of Los Abogados and the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association. Primarily focused on criminal defense in city, state and federal courts, as well as personal injury law, Mr. Suzuki provides aggressive and professional representation for clients facing a wide range of legal matters. Call now to set up a free initial consultation with the firm. We are available to take your call 24/7!

Richard is licensed to practice in all Arizona state courts, the United States District Court District of Arizona, United States District Court Eastern District of Michigan, United States District Court of Colorado, United States District Court of Southern Illinois, and the United States Court of Appeals 9th Circuit. Among his many professional memberships, he is a Trustee for the Maricopa County Bar Foundation, part of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the Arizona Hispanic Bar Association, and the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association.

Richard Suzuki’s skill in the area of trial law has also earned him a place in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and the Arizona Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Richard J. Suzuki

Areas of Practice

  • Assault
  • Weapons Charges
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Theft and Embezzlement
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Federal Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • DUI / DWI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2000
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2005
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit


  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2000
  • University of Arizona
    • B.A. - 1997

Honors and Awards

  • N. West Valley Magazine's Top Attorney, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Scottsdale Progress, Best of 2019, 2020
  • Top Valley Lawyers, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, Member
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 2012
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Arizona Better Business Bureau
  • Arizona Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, 2000 - 2006
  • Los Abogados, Member
  • Maricopa County Bar Foundation, Trustee

Legal Experience

  • United States Attorney Office (Tucson and Phoenix), Federal Prosecutor
  • Office of the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, State Prosecutor
  • Hon. Howard Fell and Edgar Acuna, Pima County Superior Court, Law Clerk

Other Languages

  • Spanish