Craig J. Rosenstein

Founder | Owner | DUI Law Specialist

Craig Rosenstein is the founder and owner of Rosenstein Law Group, which opened in late 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Craig received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of Arizona in 2002. He then graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 2006. He is licensed to practice law in Arizona and New Mexico, as well as in the U.S. Federal District Court in Arizona.

Craig is beyond brilliant in his knowledge and approach to reconciling case. I felt like Craig truly cared about my case and wellbeing.

He is a well-respected criminal defense attorney in the legal community. Craig is one of the only three Board Certified DUI Law Specialists in Maricopa County and one of the only five in the state of Arizona. Craig is known in the legal community as an aggressive and skilled trial attorney, which has earned him notoriety on prominent cases, but he takes the most pride in the fact that when Judges, Officers, and Prosecutors find themselves, their families, or friends in need of a criminal attorney, he is very often the one with whom they seek assistance. He has been the lead counsel in over a hundred jury trials taken to verdict. Craig is a leader in the criminal defense legal community here in Arizona. Most recently, he was awarded the DUI Defense Lifetime achievement award from AACJ (Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice) and the 2023 Leadership Award from the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD).

He has been for years and continues to dedicate himself to the mission of assisting not just the accused but other attorneys trying to help the accused. He speaks at Local, State, and National criminal defense seminars primarily on the subject of Trial Advocacy, and he takes great pride in assisting other attorneys by sharing his knowledge on the cutting-edge science and technology used by the government in criminal investigations.

Craig has been on the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) board from 2014-present and its elected President in 2018. He has helped form, is an active Legislative Committee member, and chairs the PAC Committee. He works tirelessly to push forward the agenda of improving the criminal justice system in Arizona. Most recently, he consulted on the Safer Arizona (Marijuana De-Criminalization ballot initiative 2020) to assist in creating sound public policy regarding impaired driving infractions from marijuana and to help ensure the rights of the accused. Craig’s efforts also include drafting legislation that has been sponsored by State legislators that seeks to reform criminal justice in Arizona. His office was single-handedly responsible for drafting a bill. It was instrumental in shepherding that bill through the Legislature and eventually got it signed by the Governor and passed into law.

He is skilled and effective in achieving positive results in his client’s cases and recognized as being among the finest and most highly rated DUI defense attorneys in not just the state of Arizona but the entire nation. Craig takes the most pride in creating Rosenstein Law Group, a criminal defense firm with a growing team of 9 dedicated attorneys and support staff focused on the needs of their clients while providing aggressive and effective criminal defense. He is happy to aid in any case and to help in any way that he can.

Craig was a board member of the Arizona Justice (Innocence) Project and an active member of various professional organizations. These include the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). Recently, Craig was appointed as the sole private defense attorney on the DUI Case Processing Workgroup. A group hosted by the Arizona Supreme Court with stakeholders including Judges, Justices of the Peace, Law enforcement, and many Prosecutors. The goal was to discuss and offer suggestions on reform for how DUI cases are processed in Court. Craig was a proud advocate in a hostile room for the rights of those accused of DUI and was responsible for stopping many reforms that would have further eroded the rights of criminal defendants.

Craig Rosenstein is happy to aid in any case and to help in any way that he can. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges, contact his office 24 hours a day, 7 days a week online or call (480) 462-6379.


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. – 2006
  • University of Arizona
    • B.S. – 2002
    • Major: Political Science

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certification in DUI Defense, National College for DUI Defense
  • Field Sobriety Test (FST) Certified
  • Intoxilyzer 8000 Certified
  • Certified in Forensic Blood and Urine

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Arizona, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 2006
  • State Bar of New Mexico, 2020

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), Member
    • Board Certified in DUI defense since July, 2013
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Member
    • Elected Board Member since 2014
    • Elected President in 2018
  • DUI Defense Lawyer Association (DUIDLA), Founding Member
  • Arizona Justice (Innocence) Project, supporter
    • Board Member 2018
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Legal Committee
  • Scottsdale Bar Association, Member
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, Member


Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America, DUI/DWI Defense, Criminal Defense: General Practice and Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2019 – 2024
  • Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, 2012 – 2023
  • AACJ DUI Defense Lifetime Achievement Award, 2023
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) Leadership Award, 2023
  • Phoenix Magazine: Top Criminal Defense Lawyer, 2022 & 2023
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent® Rating: Highest Level of Professional Excellence, 2019 – Present
  • The Most Influential Phoenicans, 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014 & 2019
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Presidential Commendation, 2016
  • Certificate of Completion, Harvard Law School Summer Session, 2010, 2013, 2017 & 2019
  • National College for DUI Defense, Board Certified DUI Lawyer, 2013 – Present

Best Lawyers Award Badge

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