Michael P. Denea, P.L.C. a full-service criminal
defense firm located in Phoenix, Arizona

Michael P. Denea, P.L.C. is a full service, boutique criminal defense firm specializing exclusively in criminal defense, criminal appeals, and administrative proceedings. Our attorneys offer aggressive and high-quality representation in all criminal matters including misdemeanor and felony trials, criminal appeals, petitions for post-conviction relief, and clemency petitions.

If you have been accused of a felony or misdemeanor in Arizona, our firm will stand by your side and fight every step of the way. A veteran of twenty-five years, Michael P. Denea, will work tirelessly to protect you and your family’s civil rights while treating you with the dignity and respect you deserve.

With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a track record of successful acquittals after trial, case dismissals, and victories on appeal, Michael P. Denea is the experienced and professional attorney you need by your side.

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Michael P. Denea

Firm Founder and Principal Attorney



Our criminal defense practice handles all stages of the criminal process including pre-charge investigation, plea negotiations, trial and appeal.Read More »

Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Our administrative law practice focuses on professional and occupational licensing matters. Michael Denea has represented professionals before the Board of Veterinary Examiners, the Arizona State Bar, the Registrar of Contractors, and the Board of Nursing.Read More »



The Appeals group handles all stages of the post-trial process, spanning moving for a new trial and advocating at the sentencing hearing, appealing any conviction and sentence to the Arizona and federal courts, advancing post-conviction petitions to win your release, and pressing for our clients rigRead More »

  • I am so grateful to have Michael’s knowledge and experience working for me throughout my legal proceedings. When speaking with Michael I am always treated with courtesy and respect and can tell he has my very best interests at heart.

    Scott C.
  • When I first sat down with Michael I was engulfed in confusion, fear, and yes, embarrassment. I felt as though I had gone from ‘hero-to-zero’ in the eyes of everyone who knew me. Michael wasted no time in cutting my concerns down to a reasonable size. In short, my fears were no longer ten feet tall. Michael took charge. After 16 months of complex legal representation, Michael had achieved a better than expected outcome. Much better! A special thank you to his devoted and caring staff.

    Joseph R
  • Mr. Denea has represented me for 7 years. His advice has been sound, dependable and deliberate. Mr. Denea instills complete confidence. I appreciate his candor and willingness to argue what is doable and what isn’t. He went above and beyond his duty in an unparalleled commitment to his client’s interests. He understands the high stakes in my case and the impact my predicament has had on my life and the lives of my family. I believe Mr. Denea is a man who abhors injustice and appreciates the iniquities of my circumstances. I heed very carefully everything he tells me.

    Michael S
  • When I was in a tight spot and needed help, Michael P. Denea, PLC was there for me.  Michael and his firm showed me all the options I had before me and gave me a fighting chance.  There was always a clear understanding of whatever was going on, as well as the reassurance that they were going above and beyond to aid me and my family.  If you want someone reliable, knowledgeable, and formidable against tough odds, Michael P. Denea is who you want in your corner.

    Meer N
  • Michael did a great job helping me on my criminal case. I had never faced criminal charges before and I wasn’t sure where to turn. Michael kept me informed during the whole process and was always available to answer my questions. The end result of my criminal case was better than I had ever hoped. I highly recommend Michael.

    Brian B