Attorney Robert P. Jarvis

- Best Mesa AZ Criminal Defense Lawyer
- Over 20 years of experience in DUI Defense.
- Voted 10 out of 10 on AVVO

Robert P. Jarvis

  • Attorney since 1991.
  • Phoenix City Prosecutor 1992-1996
  • Private practice since 1996

Representing children, juveniles, adults, businesses, corporations, and other entities. Representing the investigated, the accused, defendants, victims, and witnesses in municipal, justice, juvenile, superior, appellate, and administrative courts. Representing the accused in many types of cases, including misdemeanors, felonies, DUI, violent offenses, domestic violence, traffic offenses, commercial trucking, probation, protective orders, licensing, neighborhood maintenance and zoning issues, city ordinance violations, and pre-charge representation.

The firm handles investigations, pre-charge, motions, oral arguments, evidentiary hearings, bench trials, jury trials, appeals, and special actions. Outside the criminal arena, the firm handles the areas of contract, business, corporate counseling, administrative law, and wills and trusts. Mr. Jarvis represents police officers and border patrol agents for alleged misconduct on and off duty. 

Criminal Defense Lawyer Mesa AZ

Mr. Jarvis sits for the Justice of the Peace in Maricopa County Justice Courts in the absence of the judge. He presides over civil cases, landlord-tenant cases, protective orders, misdemeanors, and civil and criminal traffic matters involving, among others, evictions, contract disputes, domestic violence, DUI, indecent exposure, truancy, underage drinking, probation violations, criminal damage, littering, assault, theft, civil traffic, trespass, and bad checks. 

Legal Accolades
  • Martindale-Hubbell: 2012-2018, “AV Preeminent Attorney”, the highest rating, the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process.
  • Martindale-Hubbell: 2017-2018, “AV Preeminent, Judicial Edition”, highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards, reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary.
  • Martindale-Hubbell: 2016-2017 (2018 awards are not yet released), “America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 1%”.
    2018 Top Lawyers in Arizona, Highest in Ethical Standards and Professional Excellence.
  • American Society of Legal Advocates 2016 Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona – Criminal Defense.
  • Arizona Republic’s Arizona’s Top Rated Lawyers – Criminal law 2016, 2018.
Legal Memberships
  • Arizona Bar Association, 1991 to present.
  • East Valley Bar Association, Member and Board Member since 2001, Vice-President 2002-2003, President 2003-2004. I have participated in the EVBA Lawyer Make a Difference Day held in Mesa, providing pro bono legal services for those in need.
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Lifetime Member since 2000.

I have served through family, church, and school. My children’s sports activities allowed me to coach soccer, softball, baseball, and basketball over 16 years. I served in the Boy Scouts of America as an Eleven Year Old Scout Leader, Assistant Scout Master, Varsity Coach, Assistant Crew Advisor, and Charter Organization Representative. I am a founding member of the Mesa High School Community Advocates, an organization committed to beautifying Mesa High School’s campus and community. From 2011-2013, I served as an attorney coach for Westwood High School’s Mock Trial team. I am on the board of the John Volken Academy located in Gilbert. The JVA provides life-changing rehabilitation for substance abuse addicts.

  • Arizona State University College of Law, Tempe, Arizona, 1988-1991, Juris Doctorate.
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1982-1988, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude.
  • Westwood High School, Mesa, Arizona, 1979-1982, Top Ten in Class.

I was born in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. In 1966, my family moved back to the Valley and a year later to Mesa. I grew up in Mesa with my three older siblings. From 1983-1985, I served an LDS mission in South Korea. In 1986, I married a Mesa native, Julie. We have six children and seven grandchildren.

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