O. Joseph Chornenky

Joseph Chornenky






Phoenix, Arizona



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O. Joseph Chornenky, P.C., is led by one of the most experienced and well-respected Arizona Criminal Defense lawyers. O. Joseph Chornenky has spent over 45 years helping thousands of people accused of federal and state crimes and he is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist in the State of Arizona by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.He is joined by Rae Chornenky in his criminal law practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Assault and Battery
  • Commercial Crimes
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs and Narcotics Sex Crimes
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Weapons Charges
  • White Collar Crime

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law Specialist, Arizona Board of Legal Specialization

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2003
  • Colorado, 1993
  • Arizona, 1971
  • Ohio, 1970
  • Michigan, 1970
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1971
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1974
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974


  • University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio
    • J.D. – 1970
  • St. John Fisher College
    • B.A. – 1967

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maricopa County Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • State Bar of Michigan, Member
  • Colorado Bar Association, Member
  • The District of Columbia Bar, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Member