Timothy Hintze

Attorney Timothy Hintze is a third-generation Arizonan who represents clients across all courts in Arizona, litigating criminal matters ranging from misdemeanor and DUI cases to complex felony cases. He has gained extensive experience at some of the largest defense firms in Arizona, obtaining numerous victories including jury trial acquittals and complete dismissals.

Tim’s outstanding calming & professional demeanor eased my fears & anxieties, during this stressful process.

Tim graduated from law school with the highest distinction of summa cum laude. He was an executive board member for his school’s law review journal and participated in national oral advocacy competitions. During law school, Tim received seven CALI awards, which are awarded to the student receiving the highest grade in a class, for subjects including criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. He has since devoted his practice solely to criminal defense and is a member of Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. Tim has taken numerous cases through to verdict at jury trial, with many not guilty verdicts under his belt. The National Trial Lawyers organization has recognized Tim as one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40. He was also nominated by his peers and selected for the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for criminal, white-collar, and DUI defense.

Tim prides himself on exhausting all avenues to ensure that his clients receive the highest level of representation and the best possible outcome. He goes above and beyond to develop creative and effective defense strategies, making it a priority to spend time with his clients to listen and gather import details from them about their cases. His comprehensive approach to defending his clients has earned him a reputation in the legal community as a well-respected and extremely effective criminal defense attorney.


  • Arizona Summit Law School, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Juris Doctor
  • Arizona State University, Arizona
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Criminal Defense: General Practice, 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2021
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch – DUI / DWI Defense, 2021
  • Clients Choice Award, AVVO, 2020
  • Clients Choice Award, AVVO, 2019
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 in Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers, 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona State Bar, 2015 to Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyer Association (DUIDLA), Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member, Present
  • National College for Criminal Defense (NCDD), Member, Present
  • National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Legal Committee, Present
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ), Member, Present