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Arizona Criminal Defense Attorney

Zachary J. Divelbiss, Esq.

Professional Experience

  • Future First Criminal Law – Founder/Owner/Attorney
  • Divelbiss Criminal Law – Founder/Owner/Attorney
  • Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite – Attorney
  • Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office – Clerk/Extern
  • Lorona Mead, PLC – Intern
  • Cavanagh Law Firm – Extern
  • Harla Davison Law Firm – Extern

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Arizona

Professional Education

Arizona Summit Law School

  • J.D. (2016) | Legal Studies 2014-2016
  • Honors: Donald E. Lively Mission Pillar Award
  • Cum Laude | Castro and Merit Scholarship
  • Dean’s Award 2014-2016 Top 10%
  • Graduation Activities: Law Review & Moot Court

Arizona State University

  • B.S. (2014) | Justice Studies 2010-2014
  • Honors: Cum Laude | Provost Scholarship

Professional Affiliations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association – Member
  • Professionalism Advisory Council – MCBA
  • Criminal Law Section – MCBA
  • Young Lawyer Division – MCBA
  • Solo and Small Firm Division – MCBA

Awards & Recognition

  • Graduated Early With Cum Laude Honors From Arizona Summit Law School
  • Honorary Recipient of the Donald E. Lively Mission Pillar Award

Solely Practices Criminal & DUI Defense

  • Focuses on DUI & Criminal Defense Representation

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How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Zachary Divelbiss was born and raised in Apache Junction, Arizona. Growing up in Apache Junction provided him a unique perspective on life and helped him recognize the ever-growing notion of stereotypes that cause people to judge others based on unfounded-predetermined bias. Zachary attended ASU on a full-ride scholarship and majored in Justice Studies in an effort to better understand the inequality that divides humans. The teachings at ASU helped him understand where prejudice comes from and why people fear those who are different than themselves. It also taught him that individuals and groups are systematically discriminated against based on financial poverty, race, ethnicity, gender and other minority attributes. Zachary’s goal after attending ASU was to help as many people as he could for those who need more assistance than others. Zachary accepted the challenge of a private law school, Arizona Summit Law School, in an effort to utilize the law as a tool for those who require representation. Zachary accelerated his law school education and graduated in two years at the top of his class with Cum Laude Honors. Future First Criminal Law is a criminal defense law firm that educates and advocates for those who are accused of felony and misdemeanor crimes in Arizona in an effort to help alleviate the burden of criminal convictions on fellow citizens of the United States of America.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

At Future First Criminal Law, we have experience on both sides of the court room, as a defendant and attorney. In Zachary’s youth, he received many criminal charges and even spent time in jail. He took that experience and focused everything toward helping others in similar situations. This is why he went to law school and continues to help those who are accused of criminal offenses. Zachary cares about every person accused of a crime because he has been there before and understands the stress/confusion everyone faces when they go to court.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Zachary Divelbiss graduated from a private law school at the top of his class (honors) in two years instead of three years. He was the youngest person in his graduating class and received distinguished honors by accepting the Donald E. Lively Mission Pillar Award, which is only awarded to one person and must be voted on by teachers and faculty at the law school. Zachary received years of experience in criminal defense while in law school and received a select position to work for Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. There, he received continuous specialized training in criminal defense that can only be provided by a government firm. After gaining this knowledge and experience, Zachary started his own law firm so he could continue to help as many people as possible.


Future First Criminal Law Staff

Zachary Divelbiss

Zachary Divelbiss

Attorney/Owner 

Born and raised here in Arizona, Zachary is the founder of Future First Criminal Law. With years of experience in criminal defense, he started the firm in order to protect the rights of the accused. He is particularly passionate about helping those who have historically been disenfranchised and are not as easily able to secure excellent representation.

Joe Messenger

Joe

Client Services Manager

Originally born and raised in Wisconsin. Spent four years in the U.S Army and did one tour in Iraq. Passionate about helping other who are faced with the same criminal hardship that I have experienced myself in the past.

Kendra

Kendra

Operations Manager

Originally from Wyoming, Kendra has spent 20 years in Arizona and is a huge football and hockey fan. Graduating from Arizona State University in 2016, Kendra has devoted herself to her community by working with organization that serve Arizona’s veterans, students, and homeless populations, and providing services to bettering their futures.

Sophia

Sophia

Legal Assistant

Originally from New York, Sophia is currently in her senior year Arizona State University and is majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. Sophia working towards a long and fulfilling career in criminal law, motivated by her belief in second chances.

Megan

Megan

Legal Case Manager

Megan was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and grew up in Nebraska where she graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha. After graduation, Megan decided to move to Arizona in hopes to find a rewarding career where she could put her passion for helping others.

“Our business is in the business of making people’s lives better!”

54+ Five-Star  Google Reviews

“Great Attorney! Hands down affordable payments. He was quick and responsive and very informative, got my charge which I would be facing jail time reduced to reckless driving and a fine...”

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J.S.

54+ Five-Star  Google Reviews

“I hired Zachary after I found myself charged with a felony. He put me at ease right away and during the whole process he explained each step to where I understood everything and was always available for any questions I had. ”

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S.N.

54+ Five-Star  Google Reviews

“Attorney Zachary is a brilliant attorney, I highly recommend his company to resolve any legal/criminal matter satisfactorily. He still continue to work on my case to tie some loose ends. He is intelligent , prompt and a problem solver. I thank him a million times to protect my dignity and reputation.”

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D.G.

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“I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Divelbiss in the past and know him to be a hard working professional. His attention to detail and care for his clients set him apart from the rest!”

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Joshua Black, Attorney

54+ Five-Star  Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is a hard worker and will advocate for his clients with an attention to detail that you don't see very often these days.”

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Brandon White, Attorney

54+ Five-Star  Google Reviews

“Attorney Divelbiss is bright, hard-working, and well-versed in criminal law. His legal writing is superb, and his commitment to his clients is outstanding. He will fight for you and offer you the best defense possible. Additionally, he is a pleasure to work with. I fully endorse this lawyer.”

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Josephine Hallam, Attorney

54+ Five-Star  Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss and I worked in the same office, although we were at different law firms. He was eager to learn and developed a reputation for honesty and zealous advocacy.”

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Kristopher Califano, Attorney

54+ Five-Star  Google Reviews

“Mr. Divelbiss is a GREAT attorney, very honest and reliable. He takes his times with every client and answers all questions and concerns. Is been a pleasure working with Mr. Divelbiss and he serves his clients very well!”

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