Shah Law Firm

Shah Law Firm

The Shah Law Firm handles only Criminal and Misdemeanor cases in Arizona. Attorney Arja Shah is one of the Valley's preeminent defense attorneys and can help you win your case today.

Firm Overview

Attorney Arja Shah is a leading Criminal Defense Attorney serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and surrounding areas. Arja acquired her experience by successfully defending hundreds of individuals facing criminal charges carrying life-altering ramifications. Arja truly understands what it is at stake when you are charged with a crime and takes great pride in offering very personalized service to her clients. Arja strongly believes its not just about knowing the law, but also knowing how to comfort and lead people through difficult times.

Arja's defense of clients has made news, and in certain instances altered legal precedent in Arizona case law. Her passion for the law coincides with her passion to help people.

Evidenced by client reviews and professional recognition, Arja believes that everyone deserves a quality defense before they can be served a life altering punishment. Arja will aggressively defend you in court while vigorously protecting your constitutional rights.

Arja was selected to the The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers and named a 2015 and 2016 Top 100 Attorneys by Phoenix Magazine.

Experience with and Knowledge of Specific Judges and Prosecutors is Important
Affordable Rates without Trading Away a Quality Defense
Its Not Just Knowing the Law, Its Also Knowing People and Compassion
Lastly, Arja handles every client directly, she is your partner, not just a lawyer. Contact Arja today.

Main Office

Main Office
2 N. Central Ave.
Floor 18
Phoenix AZ 85004


(602) 888-0369


(480) 718-7863


Free Initial Consultation?

Free Initial Consultation

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

It is standard practice for Criminal Cases to be charged at a fixed fee (not hourly).

Hourly Rates

Flat Rate

Office Information

Office Hours

8-5pm Daily and by appointment

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Hindi

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients should absolutely take the time to educate themselves on legal issues. In the modern world, there is a lot of false information easily available that can lead to bad decisions. Truly understanding the ramifications of ones charges is very important. Further, while an experienced Criminal attorney will be able to understand the law at a higher level and identify potential legal arguments, a client can also help in this process and be better equipped to work with the attorney(s).

Arja Shah

Shah Law Firm

Ms. Shah has dedicated her professional career to helping people in need of a quality and affordable defense.

Ms. Shah was born and raised in East Amherst, NY. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After graduation, Ms. Shah spent two years working for a well respected criminal defense firm in Washington DC., learning early on what qualities make a for a good defense attorney. Ms. Shah is a graduate of California Western School of Law in San Diego.

Ms. Shah began her legal career working for a large criminal defense firm in their Vehicular Crimes unit. There, she spent seven years defending clients charged with serious criminal charges specializing in DUI defense, Manslaughter defense and Aggravated Assault defense. Ms. Shah garnered rare training and experience practicing in numerous courts throughout Maricopa County. During this time, Ms. Shah also taught classes to fellow criminal defense attorney’s at yearly Defense Attorney conference in Arizona.

Ms. Shah has led a successful Criminal Defense firm the last 4+ years, covering all of Maricopa County. In total, she has successfully defended over 2,300 criminal cases in her career. Ms. Shah is rated 10 out 10 on, is the recipient of the Super Lawyers Southwest Rising Star Award for the last three years and acknowledged as a top 100 Trial Lawyer by National Trial Lawyers, among other accolades. However, her highest accomplishment is her numerous positive client reviews from former clients and her representation within the legal community.

Outside of practicing law, Ms. Shah enjoys traveling with her family and outdoor activities.


Bar Number: 026103
Arizona, 2008


California Western School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2007

Arja Shah

Shah Law Firm