Arizona Criminal Defense Law Firm

For Experienced, Dedicated Criminal Defense …

Since opening our doors in 1980, the law firm of O. Joseph Chornenky, P.C., has helped thousands of people with criminal defense matters. Along with the significant experience of our lead Phoenix criminal lawyer, O. Joseph Chornenky, we are best known for the close and dedicated attention we give to our clients. Each client is active in his or her own case and gets the full attention of the entire law firm.

O. Joseph Chornenky, Certified Criminal Law Specialist in Arizona

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O. Joseph Chornenky began his career more than 45 years ago and has successfully defended thousands of clients in state and federal courts. Mr. Chornenky is certified as a criminal law specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, a distinction earned by only the most experienced Arizona criminal lawyers.

Attorney Chornenky is AV-rated under Martindale Hubbell’s Peer Review Rating process* for reaching the highest level of professional excellence. He is a member of the American Bar Association, a life member of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Chornenky began his career in Arizona in 1971 as a law clerk to Arizona Supreme Court Justice Jessie A. Udall and later served as deputy Maricopa County attorney, specializing in homicide, serious drug offenses (including meth, prescription drug and marijuana offenses) and other serious crimes. In 1974, he realized that human rights could better be protected and improved by defending individuals exposed to the uncontrolled power of police and government. Since 1974, Mr. Chornenky has represented defendants in numerous high profile homicide and drug cases, as well as thousands of cases, ranging from Internet credit card fraud to gun charges.

Attorney Rae Chornenky, Former Prosecutor and Judge

Mr. Chornenky is joined by Rae Chornenky in his criminal practice. Attorney Rae Chornenky is a former assistant attorney general and criminal prosecutor specializing in organized crime, tax fraud and auto crimes, and she spent five years on the Superior Court bench, criminal division. Rae Chornenky has a Master’s degree in counseling, and she skillfully helps individuals and their families navigate the criminal justice system. She is a native of Arizona who has represented state government in the legislature and holds, and has held, office on numerous boards of directors of civic, political, and not-for-profit organizations.

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To speak with our Phoenix criminal attorneys, visit our attorney contact page or call 602-264-3289. We accept credit cards. Our lawyers are available for large-scale cases throughout Arizona, including Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Tucson, Peoria, East Valley, Flagstaff and others. For smaller-scale cases, we prefer to work with clients from Phoenix and Maricopa County.

*CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.