What Makes Robert A. Dodell Different?

Find Out Why Clients to Choose Robert Dodell as Their Defense Lawyer

Aggressive Defense

Aggressive Defense

My primary concern is servicing my clients and making sure they get the best legal representation possible. I handle all my own cases and provide the personal touch you need.

Competitive Rates

Competitive Rates

Qualified and experienced legal counsel should be affordable to each client needing legal representation. We can provide you with some of the most competitive rates available without sacrificing legal quality.
We Know The Law

We Know The Law

Robert has been practicing criminal and DUI law for over 30 years and has handled 1000's of cases. Experience matters and Robert will defend your legal rights.

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We Focus On You

We Focus On You

Our firm offers a free initial consultation to our clients. This is a difficult time for you and your family. We handle all our own cases and we can help you.
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Hire a Proven Defense Backed by Experience and Results

Robert A. Dodell is your attorney that provides the personal touch. He provides personal legal services in the areas of Criminal Defense, DUI, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Defense, Juvenile Dependencies and Adoption. Criminal charges will affect a person's life significantly, effecting the entire family, employment, housing and civil rights. This is the law firm that is dedicated to you and your case.

Robert prides himself in his ability to have personal and direct contact with each and every one of his clients. Robert is involved in your entire case and committed to your freedom. He wants his clients to stay out of jail and be at home with their families. All of his clients receive the personal touch of actually working with him on their case. He really answers his own telephone. A direct line of communication is of utmost importance in providing proper legal services aimed at achieving long term trust and satisfaction.

You want an attorney that has the knowledge and experience to assist you and you want your attorney to help guide you through these most difficult times. Robert A. Dodell is that experienced attorney, practicing law for over 30 years. He will work for you and work to protect your rights and advise you during this difficult time.

Latest questions and answers

1Are flexible payment options available?

Our team believes each and every client we work with deserves the best possible legal representation.

In order to assist our clients, we provide not only payment plan options, but we also provide affordable rates prior to signing any legal documentation. Our team is dedicated to providing you the best legal defense possible by helping you with the financial obligations.

2Why is a criminal/dui attorney necessary?

Being convicted of a crime, even if it is a misdemeanor, could result in penalties such as jail time, loss of license, probation, community service, hefty fines, loss of civil rights and loss of right to have a weapon.

When you hire a criminal attorney to represent you in court, you have the best possible chance of avoiding or mitigating these penalties. Having a conviction on your record could permanently ruin your chances of employment, affect your housing and your future.

3What to expect from a prosecutor!

As a former prosecutor, we know and understand their process and how they approach a case.

We can help you understand what the prosecution will do and what they might present in court against you. We can guide you and help you understand the potential outcomes of the charges and accusations you face. It is their goal to not only convict you, but also obtain the highest possible sentencing they can. We can help you build a strategic defense and represent you as best we can.

4What to expect from our legal team!

We believe you have the right to the best possible legal counsel if charged with a crime in Maricopa County.

Our law firm works diligently to defend the rights of our clients, no matter what they are accused of doing. Whether it’s a DUI, drug possession, theft, or some other criminal offense, we believe you have the right to a fair trial, with professional counsel. Our job as criminal attorneys is to not only get you the best outcome, but to protect your legal rights from prosecutors.

5What courthouses do you work in?

We are based in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona.

We cover the courts in Maricopa County including the city courts in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa , Tempe, Chandler, Glendale and Peoria. We cover all felonies in Maricopa County Superior Courts and Federal Court.

Robert A. Dodell

Lawyer


OUR CORE VALUES:
  • Sensitivity towards our clients
  • Commitment and dedication
  • Licensed and experienced
  • Flexibility to work around your needs
  • Open communication
  • Attention to detail

Check Out My Reviews

John VanOsdol
John VanOsdol
found myself needing the services of an attorney for a DUI. Like you reading this, I had no idea how to find one. After reading some stellar reviews, I called Robert Dodell. The man, first off, was available to see me quickly. I was scared, wanted to get help with a resolution. He told me straight up that he might be able to get me off, but needed to get into it first. He did not pull any punches, clearly telling me what was required penance from the State should I be convicted. His fee was reasonable. I never felt anything was out of the ordinary for his services. This man did all due diligence. He called me frequently, was available whenever I had a question. Still, I was prepared for the entire penalty. This included an interlock system, a night in jail, exorbitant fine and alcohol classes. He found a loophole in my case which I will not go into here. This loophole caused the State to present a plea deal. This deal removed the DUI, interlock device, additional night in jail and gave me a more affordable fine. Unreal. This attorney is the real deal. I would recommend him to anyone requiring this type of defense. On top of all this, he is truly a very nice person. No arrogance ever noted. I never write reviews, but felt the need to share my story and this mans name to anyone else who may find themselves in the same predicament as I have.
Donna
Donna
Robert helped me with a traffic matter that I was quite concerned about. His friendly and affable manner immediately put me at ease and it was clear he knew his stuff and the process we would be going through. The end result was the best I could possibly hope for and I give him full credit for that. I would happily recommend him to any friend or family member caught in the same situation. He's a good man and he does a good job.
Alex Thomas
Alex Thomas
Robert helped me with a troublesome traffic matter and was immensely helpful. He's easy to work with, returns your calls, and skilled at what he does. I...
Rob is the man
Sholom Mossman
Sholom Mossman
I found myself needing the services of an attorney for a DUI. Like you reading this, I had no idea how to find one. After reading some stellar reviews, I...
We had a family issue come up with our daughter earlier this year. Robert was outstanding! He helped us navigate a difficult situation and help us get the best outcome! I would highly recommend Robert!
Michael Oberg
Michael Oberg
Robert is the only lawyer I know who cares about his clients!
Louis Badial
Louis Badial
Robert will fight for you he helped me fight a felony charge , I was facing nearly up to 2 years in prison he got the charges dropped and I only did 29 days...
I was put in touch with Robert, and after a phone call outlining what my situation was a meeting was planned. Robert was absolutely professional with my legal advice and needs, and albeit I was probably a little needy with questions, he was always more than willing to listen and answer. He gave realistic timeframes, realistic conditions, and didn't really sugar coat the situation which in my opinion is what you need. Hes a straight a shooter and obviously has experience backing him. I would absolutely recommend Robert to anyone, and hopefully not, but if I need any future counsel - will be keeping his number. Thanks Robert!
Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson
Great Attorney
Elena Woods
Elena Woods
Excellent lawyer. My family was in touch with him on a weekly basis, with Robert answering all their questions and concerns. He was very empathetic and supportive throughout the process, communicating and leaving no doubt that things would be okay. We are happy to refer him and use his services in the future.
Cynthia Bonilla
Cynthia Bonilla
I would Highly Recommend Mr. Dodell. My wife and I are very satisfied with Robert and would not hesitate to call him again.
kevin duffy
kevin duffy
Robert is a very attentive and supportive attorney. He truly has his clients best interests in mind and does everything he can to male sure they are well represented.
Marney Bilodeau
Marney Bilodeau
Robert is/ was personable and understanding. Easily accessible by phone and email. He kept me accurately updated and did an great job of clearly explaining the process. His experience and approachable nature made for a comforting and skillful proxy. Highly recommend!
p. taylor
p. taylor
Robert was professional and thorough and able to resolve my case with the most favorable outcome possible. Through the entire process he was always quick in responding to questions and requests for information. I would recommend Robert highly and appreciate all of his help through this process
Carolyn McKenna
Carolyn McKenna
Robert did an excellent job with my case, was very helpful and very knowledgeable of the options I had in my situation as opposed to the other law firm I checked out prior to meeting Robert. He is very thorough, very friendly and does a great job. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Bailey Jones
Bailey Jones
Robert Dodell is a companionate, experienced, affordable Attorney who makes you feel comfortable throughout the whole process. From the first consultation all the way through the court process I was always informed on what was going on. Any question that I had was always answered in a prompt professional manner. I highly recommend Robert Dodell.
Michael Rodriguez
Michael Rodriguez
I had a trusted friend recommended Robert Dodell to me for a very difficult situation involving a second DUI. He made me feel very comfortable and helped me through it step by step. He was able to help me get things worked out with my schedule and comfort level. I really appreciate being able to reach him easily for questions and on going help.
Sandy Mehok
Sandy Mehok
I had a great experience as Mr. Dodell representing me as my attorney and taking care of my unfortunate situation. Thanks for everything you handled as for me being out of state as well. Definitely was taken care of professionally and handle my case fantastic!
Greg Murray
Greg Murray
Highly recommend Robert very professional. Without a doubt. He was at my side all the way. He will be your ride or die guy.
Oscar Rodriguez
Oscar Rodriguez
I was personally represented by Mr.Dodell today in court for three counts of DUI..one being an extreme DUI... after all was said and done..all three counts we're dismissed and I walked out with only pleading to tresspassing..and attend alcohol classes..I highly recommend this very well respected attorney. He made me feel really like he was giving his all and wasn't on THEIR side..I've had many attys in my Life..but none of them even come close to Mr.Dodell where dignity and respect for their client are concerned.. Investing in this man will definitely make your life and future well worth it.. Thanks Mr.DOdell..
Mike Boggs
Mike Boggs
for whatever reason you need legal services, for my experience with Robert has made the process painless, and professional.
jjenness7
jjenness7
After several years of consulting different lawyers,, finally me and my husband found the one attorney who knew how to manage our case exceptionally well. Robert is definitely very knowledgeable and is someone you can trust. He managed the termination of parental rights and subsequent adoption of our 11 year old son. Robert responded every question we had, and keep us informed of every step during our case. His paralegal, Donna, is very friendly, efficient and knowledgeable as well.I highly recommend him to anyone.Thank you again Robert for making it possible!
Elaine Anderson
Elaine Anderson
Robert managed the adoption of our 11 year old boy from beginning to final adoption. I thought that he was great. He is friendly, experienced, knowledgeable and is somebody with whom you can talk. He returns calls and is efficient. In addition his legal secretary Donna is superb. All in all, fantastic job.
Lynn Morris
Lynn Morris
Very helpful and nice!
Annie Zhu
Annie Zhu
Robert was very helpful during my case. He was able to refer me to resources that ultimately helped resolve my case with the best ending circumstances considering my charges. He consulted with me frequently and explained in detail what I should expect during the process. I am grateful for all his help during a difficult time in my life.
Leanne Moore
Leanne Moore
Robert was very helpful during my case. He was able to refer me to resources that ultimately helped resolve my case with the best ending circumstances...
I had a very unusual case that needed special attention, Mr. Robert Dodell was highly recommended by a fellow attorney that informed me Mr. Dodell specialized in those matters. Robert Dodell listened to all of my concerns, paid very close attention to detail and answered all my questions completely, he was very knowledgeable and took on my case with the up most professionalism and courtesy. He kept me well informed throughout the entire process. My case went smoothly and is resolved and behind me. Thank you Robert!
Marty Miranda
Marty Miranda
I cannot say enough great things about Robert. He went above and beyond simply handling my case, which he handled professionally and as well as it could have been. He kept me posted every step of the way. He gave me a clear understanding of all of my options, as well as any potential advantages or obstacles that would surface. He gave me insightful and well-intentioned recommendations, always with my best interests and wishes in mind.The result of my case was absolutely the best that I could have hoped for, and has presented me with the best opportunity to continue on with my life, and to continue the pursuit of my dreams.He also took a personal interest in my well being, reaching out to me, like a family member, close friend, or a loved one would, if he did not hear from me for some time. He was crucial in reassuring my family that all would be well, while not violating any of the privacy and confidentiality afforded to my by attorney client privilege.Even with my case over, and my having moved 2,200 miles away recently, he called me yesterday just to see how I was doing.I consider Robert much more than my attorney. He has become a good friend, and I recommend him highly to anybody in need of legal representation.Thank you again, Robert.-Greg
Gregory B
Gregory B
Robert pays attention to detail and is always easy to reach. He's friendly and provides great advice.
jared lm
jared lm
Mr dodell where do I start he been tremendous helping my family in adopting my grandson, 3 years old step grandson legally. I been able to put him on my health insurance as soon as we got legal rights before the adoption is even finalized. He does take personal calls which is unusual for a lawyer and he didn't charge me a consult fee. He took our case and made us feel comfortable from day 1. Also his assistant Donna Mc Mannus is very helpful keeping us updated with emails and voicemails. I thought the financial aspect of the adoption was reasonable. When he I saw how he is very talkative ( sorry Robert) I knew he is an excellent lawyer. Well embarrassingly he also helped me in a criminal manner. I was panicked and I called him and he took our case and got my loved one out of jail within 5-6 hours. He personally drove down right away to the jail which impressed me. I'm personally forever grateful to this man! Oh my loved one got probation positive outcome
Stephen Young
Stephen Young
Robert did an outstanding job, didn't give up when my motion was denied and got the judges decision reversed and won my case
vicki bachman
vicki bachman
March 26, 2017Mr. Dodell is an outstanding Lawyer He helped my Son with his charges and was there every step of the way I strongly recommend Mr. Dodell to anyone that wants a great Lawyer.
Edward Chavez
Edward Chavez
We recently worked with Robert for an adoption case through foster care. When our case plan changed to adoption, I had many legal questions and didn't know where to begin. Robert was incredibly helpful and quickly responded to any and all of my voicemails and emails. He walked us through the whole process step by step! I highly recommend Robert-- he helped make our adoption journey stress free!
Katie LeCompte
Katie LeCompte
Robert Dodell got me out of an assault charge that happened as a result of a freak occurrence. He was very capable. Recently, I called him to consult on a traffic ticket. His advice, enabled me to avoid paying for the ticket and keeping it off my record. His advice was extremely valuable. I recommend Robert Dodell without reservation.
Steve Burton ALMT, ChA, JFB-MFRP
Steve Burton ALMT, ChA, JFB-MFRP
I had a personal injury case and Mr. Dodell was great! From the beginning I was impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He did everything you would expect, like: dealing with the insurance company; negotiating a good settlement and keeping me from being bothered with needless calls. He also did things I did not expect. for example, answering his phone at 10PM. I just had a question and thought I would leave him voice mail, but he answered. I was a bit embarrassed to call him so late but he said not to worry about it. He answered my question thoroughly and patiently. I say patiently because over the course of the case, I had many questions. Each time he answered completely and fully. In the end, he treated me fairly, got excellent results and treated me like I was the customer.
Gil Cartwright
Gil Cartwright
I was arrested in November 2015 and had some pretty heavy charges as it was a drug case. I am not your run of the mill criminal just made a very stupid decision. Robert took my case at a very reasonable cost and worked magic somehow. He is very smart and kept me out of jail when there wasn't much to work with. I had 2 -Felony 2 charges that no doubt carried jail time. Robert kept me from going to jail and i am currently serving probation...for these 2 cases. I am indebted to Robert. He is very personable and easy to get along with. He does everything he says he will do and makes you feel like you have someone on your side at all times. He always returns phone calls promptly and cares about his clients. If you chose Robert for your criminal case , you would be maki ng one of the smartest decisions you could ever make. Trust me, I have spent the last 8 months with Robert helping me with my case. He will represent you well. I would hire him again if I needed him. He has background in many areas of the law. You would not regret hiring him. Thanks Robert for being a great lawyer and for genuinely caring what happens to me. I cannot thank you enough for "SAVING MY LIFE" and working so tirelessly for me to keep my freedom. As I am happy to add this review to Google, I wanted to add that once my probation started June 17, 2016, Robert was able to help me secure an Interstate Transfer out of Arizona and back home to Illinois. I was moved back home and everything transferred by mid-August 2016. I am beginning the new year now with my fines paid and only commmunity service on a 3 year probation. Because of Robert I have a new and more enriched life than I have ever had. He paved the way for me to have this and for that I am eternally grateful. Robert can and will get you to right path...i guarantee you his efforts will always be in his clients favor. They were certainly in mine.Thank you again Robert. You not only saved me and my freedom but you helped me get to where i needed to be and my life could not be happier or any better than its going right now. Your a wonderful attorney but i also feel I have found a lifelong friend in you. May 2017 bring you good health and great success.
Heinz Donna
Heinz Donna
Excellent attorney! Robert has worked with us for several years and helped us through two very long and exhausting foster-adoptions. He and his legal assistant Donna went above and beyond numerous times and I cannot recommend him enough.
lisa farmer
lisa farmer
Why hire anyone else when you can hire the BEST!I hired Mr. Dodell when facing some serious drug charges while on probation. He went to bat for me and made the process go really smooth for me. Mr. Dodell went above and beyond what I expected, he really cared. A couple of years later he went to court and had all of my civil rights restored. I not only hired a great attorney, but made an awesome friend.
Robert Smith
Robert Smith
I met Robert Dodell 5 years ago and hired him for a personal family issue. He was so kind and explained every step of the process with great knowledge. Robert made me feel that my family member was in the best legal hands I could have hired. What impressed me the most was his communication and ability to listen and help with any concerns or questions I had. I would recommend Robert Dodell as a lawyer and a genuine human being!
jane bolton
jane bolton
Robert was referred to us as one of the top lawyers for guardianship/adoption. We met for a consultation, from the beginning we were impressed. He was knowledgeable, compassionate and took his time, listened to our case answered all our questions and concerns and even researched information for us during the consultation. We hired him on the spot. Throughout our case Robert kept us informed throughout each step of the process. He did an outstanding job and in the end we were able to adopt our 2 grandchildren. I would also like to commend his assistant Donna McManus, together they are a great team.
Cheryl Denk
Cheryl Denk
I spoke with Mr. Dodell about a traffic violation, and must say he was extremely helpful and I felt I was in good hands with his recommendations. I...

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