About Defense Attorney Arja Shah – Top Rated DUI Lawyer

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shah law firm is An Arizona Boutique Defense firm with proven success!

Leading criminal defense lawyer Arja Shah represents clients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and surrounding areas. Arja gained her experience by successfully defending hundreds of clients who were facing serious criminal charges.

Arja takes great pride in providing her clients with highly individualized service because she genuinely understands what is at stake when you are accused of committing a crime. Arja is adamant that it takes more than just knowing the law to support and guide people through trying times.



It can be terrifying being charged with a crime. Let Attorney Arja Shah navigate the criminal justice system for you. Arja routinely teaches classes to other attorneys on how to handle complicated legal issues and how to suppress evidence in criminal cases.


Avoid Unnecessary Jail Time and Fines.

Affordable Rates and Payment Plans Offered.

You’re a Client, not a Case Number. Arja has devoted her entire career to helping her clients with the utmost compassion and concern that every citizen deserves.

Arja Shah’s Bio

Attorney Arja Shah is an east coast transplant, originally born and raised in East Amherst, NY. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. After her graduation, Arja spent her first two years in the legal field working for a well-respected criminal defense firm in Washington DC., learning what makes a top-rated defense attorney early in her career.

In 2007, she graduated from California Western School of Law in San Diego and began working in the Vehicular Crimes Unit for a large criminal defense law firm. While working there, she spent 7 years defending clients facing serious charges. These cases included charges such as DUI, Extreme DUI, Vehicular Manslaughter, and Aggravated Assault.

Over the years, Arja has gained extensive experience by practicing in numerous courts throughout Courts in Arizona. She has also taught classes and seminars to her fellow criminal defense attorney peers at yearly Defense Attorney conferences in Arizona.

As of 2023, attorney Arja Shah has successfully defended over 3,000 clients facing life-altering charges. Her successful career has earned her a number of awards and recognitions throughout the legal industry. She has a 10 out of 10 rating on Avvo, the recipient of the Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star Award from 2015-2023, ranked the Expertise.com Best DUI Attorney, acknowledged as a top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers, and many more.

However, her highest accomplishment is her numerous positive client reviews from former clients and her peers within the legal community. Ms. Shah has dedicated her professional career to helping people in need of quality and affordable defense.

Outside of practicing law, Ms. Shah enjoys traveling with her family and outdoor activities.

Accomplishments and Recognitions

Defense Attorney Arja was selected for the following

  • Expertise.com Best DUI Lawyer in Phoenix
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars 2015-2023
  • Justia 10.0 Rating
  • Avvo Clients’ Choice Award – Avvo 10.0 Rating, Best Criminal Defense
  • Best Of Thumbtack
  • The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Named Top 100 Attorneys by Phoenix Magazine
  • Ten Best Client Satisfaction Award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys

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“I was totally impressed and grateful for the expertise and successful case Arja handled for me. She answered my calls immediately and saved me a lot of professional and personal heartache. Arja did a great job refuting the State’s evidence and convinced the Prosecutor that my chewing tobacco was a major issue in the case that the officer did not check.”

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Thomas - Super Extreme DUI
Argued Police Stop Protocols and Reduced to a Fine

“Arja represented me for a DUI case in Scottsdale. I met with her immediately after being charged and she very quickly was able to speak to the prosecutor and get my charges reduced after my initial hearings. She was attentive and easy to talk to. She gets results.”

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Jason - Scottsdale DUI
Felony Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving

“Arja was extremely knowledgeable and kept us up to date on the entire case. I would hire her and recommend her to anyone- although I hope I never need her help again! But if a problem arises I would be sure to call her!!”

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Maggie - Mesa Super Extreme DUI
Super Extreme DUI Reduced to First Time Regular DUI

“Ms. Shah got my charges completely dismissed. She worked hard, was thorough, and took care of all the details. Seriously, hire her. It’s a complete piece of mind.”

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R. Aguilera - Attempted Murder
Attempted Murder Charges DISMISSED

“During my recent DUI case and time spent working with Arja Shah, I can say I had an absolute positive Experience. She was there to represent me and handle my questions and concerns with ease. Thank you.”

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Michael - Phoenix DUI Arrest
Felony DUI Charge Reduced to a Fine

“I endorse this lawyer. She is knowledgeable as well as up-to-date on the latest case law. She is one of the very few attorneys I would recommend to family or friends.”

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Michael Pittman (Attorney Peer)

“First, Arja is a superb and energetic attorney who is always willing to listen and help out in client cases. Second, she works hard for your case to minimize or eliminate penalties for the charges you are facing. She has a good analytical mind and presents your case successfully. Third, she is approachable even outside work hours if the situation calls for it. Always punctual for meetings. Lastly, she is an affordable attorney in comparison to some big-name law firms where personalized and flexible service is almost impossible. The above review is based on my experience derived from her working on my case.”

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T. McCarty- Extreme DUI Charge Possible 30 Days Jail
Reduced to Reckless Driving and a Fine

“Attorney Arja Shah took the time to compile letters from family members and show the Prosecutor that they lacked evidence to move forward with my case. Arja did what she said she would do and was there to help me. Outstanding Attorney.”

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Andrea- Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Violence
Charged Dismissed

Considering the amount of charges I was facing I ended up with the minimum charges I could have received. If it wasn’t for Ms/Mrs. Shah, I would have had to given up everything. I will forever recommend to anybody in need…

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Tyler Goodwill - DUI
Charges Reduced to Minimum
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