Michael Carrillo has extensive experience and a distinguished history of achieving extremely favorable results for his clients in both criminal and civil litigation. Michael graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Arizona, attend the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and is licensed to practice in Arizona State Courts and the United Stated District Court.
During law school Michael spent a semester interning at the Legal Defender's Office in Maricopa County where he worked closely with trial attorneys. The serious nature of these cases, many of which involved a death sentence, impressed upon Michael the importance of working closely with his clients and their families and friends. After law school, Michael worked as a criminal attorney in Maricopa County. Throughout the majority of this time, Michael focused his practice on defending vehicular related crimes, including felony Aggravated Driving under the Influence, Aggravated Assault, and Vehicular Homicides. The intricacies, complexities and the scientific knowledge that Michael has allows him to vigorously and aggressively defend a person charged with a DUI related crime. In every case, even where the evidence seems unbeatable and hopeless, Michael's knowledge of DUI legal issues and his trial skills allows him to distinguish a powerful and effective defense. Arizona has some of the harshest penalties for DUI related offenses. Michael is an experienced attorney and has the resources and expertise necessary to successfully defend a person charged with a DUI related offense.
Michael also worked with organizations that assisted people going through the emotional and often painful experience of a divorce. Michael interned with a judge in the Pima County Superior Court that was assigned to the family law bench and he worked at a firm that addressed many of the issues involved in family law such as divorce proceedings, paternity, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance and the division of marital property and debt. Far too often, people going through a divorce are unrepresented or under-represented. A strategic and skilled attorney is necessary to preserving your and your family's rights, safety, and integrity. Michael understands that every person's situation is different and unique; therefore, he is committed to listening and building a trusting relationship so ultimately, someone can emerge from their case with a bright future and a new beginning.
After moving back to his home town, Tucson, Michael has continued to practice in the area of criminal defense. After working as a criminal defense attorney in the largest law firms in both Phoenix and Tucson, Michael has successfully defended people charged with extremely serious such as murder, sex crimes, drug offenses, and complex cases involving theft and money laundering. Throughout his legal career, Michael has represented over a thousand people facing very serious accusations. Michael's extensive research, investigation, litigation and trial experience will ultimately result in the best outcome for his client's facing a criminal charge.