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Award Winning Attorneys

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Accolades Of Cates & Garvey Law Group
Avvo Clients' Choice Award Dwane Cates
10 Best Law Firms American Institute Of Criminal Law Attorneys
The Global Directory of Who's Who Honors Ryan Garvey Top Lawyer 2016
The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers
The Valley's Leading Attorneys. Top Lawyers 2017
Top Valley Lawyers 2017
Attorney And Practice Magazine's Top 10 Criminal Defense Law Firm
Best of the Best Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2019
Arizona Small Business Association Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
Avvo 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Criminal Defense
American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100
2019-2021 Super Lawyers Aaron J. Reed
Lawyers of Distinction
Top 100 Lawyers ASLA
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
American Association of Attorney Advocates. Top Ranking Attorney 2020 Member
Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 2016
Supreme Court State of Arizona
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1958

The Skill And Knowledge You Need In A Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you are accused of a crime, you face the possibility of severe consequences and the damaging effects of a maligned name. Therefore, it is vital that you contact an Arizona criminal defense firm when you learn of your charges to ensure that your rights are protected. At Cates & Garvey Law Group, our attorneys have over half a century’s worth of legal experience and are dedicated to protecting your rights and defending you against the criminal charges that you face.

Meet Our Experienced Attorneys

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Ryan Garvey

Managing Partner

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Dwane Cates

Of Counsel

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Aaron Reed

Senior Associate

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Rebecca Donsky


We successfully handle Federal, Superior, Justice and Misdemeanor court cases in every county across the state of Arizona.

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-Managing Attorney, Ryan Michael Garvey
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What Our Clients Say

“He was always easy to communicate with and considerate of our concerns. I would highly recommend Cates & Garvey Law Group!”

“I still have a clean record and all charges were completely dismissed! I highly suggest talking to Cates & Garvey Law Group before settling on your legal representation!”

“If you have any type of criminal matter that needs the attention of an outstanding Arizona criminal attorney, Cates & Garvey Law Group is the only firm I would recommend!”

We Act In Your Best Interests

When your innocence in a criminal matter is called into question, it is imperative that you contact a criminal defense attorney, as police officers and prosecutors are not obligated to act in your best interest. Our attorneys have experience representing individuals and large companies as both the plaintiff and defense lawyers. We represent clients from all over Arizona, including Phoenix, Yuma, Holbrook and St. Johns. Our firm aggressively defends the rights of those accused of all serious crimes, such as drug violations, aggravated assault, kidnapping, robbery, murder/homicide, sex crimes, immigration checkpoint violations and domestic violence.