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Board Certified Criminal Law Specialization

As of the start of 2021, the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization listed only 68 Criminal Law Specialists in the entire state.  Of these 68, only 46 are located in Maricopa County and are allowed to handle private cases.  DM Cantor has 3 Criminal Law Specialists, the most of any firm in Arizona.  When defending Assault, Homicide or Violent Crime allegations, it is critical to have as many Specialists on your legal team as is possible.

The specialization process is so rigorous that only 34 current Criminal Law Specialists were certified in the last 21 years.  In addition, all specialists must be approved for re-certification every 5 years.  At DM Cantor, our Specialists have conducted Jury Trials on countless Assault, Homicide and Violent Crime cases.

Every case defended by DM Cantor includes at least 1 Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist on the legal team who is directly handling or supervising the case’s progress.

We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our attorneys are highly versed in all areas of criminal law. Almost every member of the Cantor Defense Team is a former prosecutor, including the following jurisdictions: the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office; the Arizona Attorney General’s Office; the Phoenix City Prosecutor’s Office; and the Mesa City Prosecutor’s Office. Over 90 years combined jury trial experience! The Team handles trials, appeals, post-conviction relief petitions and forfeitures. We practice in all City, Justice, State and Federal courts – Statewide!

The Cantor Criminal Defense Team of Assault Lawyers in Arizona takes pride in being knowledgeable in all areas of forensic sciences. This includes DNA technology; Latent Fingerprint technology; Ballistics; Drug Recognition technology; Serology and Bodily Fluids testing; Blood, Breath and Urine Alcohol testing methods; Gas Chromatography and Infra-Red Mass-Spectrometry. In addition, we have an extensive law library with research materials regarding FBI, Department of Public Safety, State and Local Police investigation manuals.

David Michael Cantor is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, per the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization. Plus the Firm is AV® rated (the highest possible rating) by Martindale Hubbell®, and is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers®, Criminal Law Section.


If there is any defense to a criminal allegation (either factual or technical), the Cantor Criminal Defense Team of Assault Lawyers in Arizona will find it and utilize it to your benefit. Our attorneys, along with the numerous expert witnesses at their disposal, can give you your best chance at a complete acquittal or reduction of the charges.

The Cantor Defense Team – BEYOND AGGRESSIVE!!!

The experienced violent crime defense of Assault Lawyers in Arizona at DM Cantor handles Assault and Homicide defense cases in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, Glendale, Goodyear, Chandler, Gilbert, Fountain Hills, Buckeye, Avondale, Paradise Valley, Peoria, Surprise, Sun City, El Mirage and all courts in the Phoenix metro area and throughout the State of Arizona.

Contact DM Cantor and speak to an Assault Lawyer in Arizona about your case. We handle DUI/ DWI cases, vehicular crimes, homicide, drug and sex offenses, white collar crimes, property crimes and other violent crimes.

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