Why Hire the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC?

If you are facing criminal charges, you are undoubtedly looking for professional help to protect your legal rights. While the decision to hire a Tempe criminal defense lawyer may be easy, who to hire can be decidedly more difficult. With all of the different options, you may be bombarded with attorney advertising and unsure of where to turn—or, you may feel as if all attorneys are equal with none better than the rest.

While most lawyers have a similar educational background, that is often where similarities end. When you are facing a criminal case, you need to make sure that you hire an attorney who is more than just aggressive, but a lawyer who is experienced, knowledgeable about the law, and willing to fight. Mr. Buckallew is a Criminal Law Specialist, having been certified by the Arizona State Bar - Board of Legal Specialization.

At the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC, we are proud to utilize our vast experience on behalf of individuals throughout the state of Arizona who were arrested or are facing criminal charges. From DUI cases to those involving violent crimes or even the violation of probationary terms, you can rest assured knowing that you will receive an effective, well-prepared defense from a Tempe criminal attorney at our firm. To see what we have been able to achieve for past clients, take a look at the testimonials left by former clients of the firm as well as a sampling of past case results.

Just some of the remarks clients have made about the Law Offices of Trent R. Buckallew, PC:

  • "I cannot thank you enough for handling my case and expungement."
  • "Mr. Buckallew did everything he said he was going to do and I could see he actually cares…"
  • "I can recommend Mr. Buckallew with no reservation…"
  • "He was personable, knowledgeable and treated our small case with care and compassion."

Attorney Trent Buckallew's Education

While all lawyers in Arizona are required to complete law school and pass the bar exam, not all of them have the unique experiences and background as Mr. Buckallew. In 1996, Mr. Buckallew graduated from Arizona State University with his Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. While there, he made the Dean's List for the fall semesters of 1994 and 1995. He was also the recipient of the 1996 ASU Regents Scholarship for academic performance. Following his undergraduate work, he attended California Western School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1999. Similar to his time in Arizona, he excelled—making the Dean's List and winning the Am Jur Award for Juvenile Justice Law in the fall of 1997.

When he graduated with his J.D., Mr. Buckallew decided to continue on with his education while simultaneously practicing law full time. He decided to pursue a Master's degree in Forensic Science and graduated from the National University in San Diego, CA in 2004. While pursuing his master's degree, he concentrated his academic focus on psychology, psychiatry and law, as well as crime scene investigation—education that is invaluable in his criminal defense practice. The program spanned everything from toxicology to DNA to serology and trace evidence. As a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Buckallew is able to utilize this knowledge and prepare more effective defenses, particularly when it comes to understanding and analyzing forensic evidence in a case. Instead of relying upon outside experts, he is able to draw upon his own knowledge.

Professional Training & Memberships

Throughout the years, Mr. Buckallew has participated in several different forms of professional training to hone his skill as an attorney and ensure that he is providing the best defense possible for his clients. This has included attending the Institute for Criminal Defense Advocacy's Trial Skills Academy held at the California Western School of Law in May 2000. In March 2001, he attended the Maricopa County Public Defender Trial Skills Academy at ASU Law School and in May 2011, he participated in the Arizona Forensic Science Academy. To Mr. Buckallew, continuing education is more than just meeting a standard requirement—it is bettering yourself as a lawyer to stay on the cutting edge.

Mr. Buckallew also maintains an active membership with the following:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • American Psychology-Law Society, Div. 41 of the APA
  • American Academy of Forensic Science

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys

Due to our impressive case results, our firm has been honored with various awards and recognitions. For example, Mr. Buckallew has been honored by being selected by the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorneys for 2012 and 2013. This is a prestigious distinction awarded to the top 100 trial lawyers from each state. Those who are honored are said to demonstrate not only leadership, but also impeccable reputation, influence, stature, and public profile.

So why hire a Tempe criminal defense lawyer from our firm?

By pairing extensive education with professional recognition and a passion for justice, our firm has been able to successfully help clients throughout the state in defending against all types of criminal allegations. Contact the Firm today to arrange a free consultation regarding any pending criminal charges in the State of Arizona.