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David Lish

Criminal Defense Attorney
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About David Lish

David Lish defends clients in all types of criminal cases in all courts throughout Arizona. A former misdemeanor and felony prosecutor, he has extensive courtroom and trial experience in both juvenile and adult court.

As a Deputy Maricopa County Attorney for over six years, David prosecuted all types of serious felony cases. He also worked extensively in the Sex Crimes Bureau, where he prosecuted nearly every kind of sex offense. David has received comprehensive training in all areas related to sex crimes investigations including forensic interviewing of children, the use of DNA, analyzing medical evidence, and forensic computer analysis.

David later joined the City of Scottsdale Prosecutor’s Office, where he focused on DUI prosecution and underwent extensive DUI training and Standardized Field Sobriety testing, including courses required of police officers to conduct DUI investigations.

David then took his vast experience as a prosecutor to fight for the accused. He worked for nearly six years at one of Arizona’s largest criminal defense law firms, eventually becoming the lead attorney and handling the most serious cases while training other attorneys. In doing so, he obtained excellent results for countless clients by dismissal, favorable pleas, as well as numerous trials at every level.

As a partner and owner at Grand Canyon Law Group, David uses his legal knowledge and skills to provide customized help to his clients. David focuses all of his attention on getting the best result for every client. He knows that the justice system can be heavily weighted against criminal defendants, which is why he fights hard for each and every person he represents.


  • J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University, 2006
  • Managing Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Spanish and Political Science, Arizona State University, 2002
  • Speaks Spanish

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Court Admissions

  • Arizona, 2006
  • Federal Court

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