Doug Schwab is a graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media Arts with minors in Communication and Journalism in 1995. Mr. Schwab attended Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles, California earning a Juris Doctorate Degree. While in law school, Mr. Schwab received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for nationally recognized academic achievement in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties.
Mr. Schwab was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1998. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of Arizona. Mr. Schwab is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice. He practices exclusively in the area of criminal law and worked as a major felony prosecuting attorney at the Maricopa County Attorney's Office. He has lectured and instructed police officers and prosecutors in Domestic Violence and firearms investigations and prosecutions. Mr. Schwab is an NRA Certified Firearms Instructor.
For the last several years, Mr. Schwab has practiced exclusively as an Arizona criminal defense attorney. Mr. Schwab has handled numerous high profile and complex criminal cases (Media Link). He has handled a variety of cases including, but not limited to, misdemeanor and felony DUI's, sale and possession of drugs, child abuse, sex assault, attempted murder, fraud and theft, probation violations, and aggravated assaults. He has handled thousands of criminal cases and conducted over 50 trials including numerous jury trials involving misdemeanor, serious felony and dangerous felony charges.
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Douglas A. Schwab has been recognized with an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell.
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Through Peer Review and Client Review Attorney Douglas A. Schwab has achieved the Highest Possible Rating.
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