Shah Law Firm, PLLC

Shah Law Firm, PLLC

5.0 (1)
5 employees
14 years in business

About this pro


Arja is a leading Criminal Defense Attorney serving Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and surrounding areas.  Arja acquired her experience by successfully defending thousands of individuals facing criminal charges carrying life-altering ramifications. Arja truly understands what it is at stake when you’re charged with a crime and takes great pride in offering very personalized service to her clients.

Arja strongly believes it’s not just about knowing the law, but also knowing how to comfort and lead people through difficult times.Arja’s defense of clients has made news, and in certain instances altered legal precedent in Arizona Criminal Law. Her passion for the law coincides with her passion to help people.

Evidenced by client reviews and professional recognition, Arja believes that everyone deserves a quality defense before they can be served a life altering punishment. Arja will aggressively defend you in court while vigorously protecting your constitutional rights. 

  • Experience with and Knowledge of Specific Judges and Prosecutors is Important
  • Affordable Rates without Sacficing Quality Defense is Key
  • It’s Not Just Knowing the Law, It’s Also Knowing People and Compassion
  • Lastly, Arja handles every client directly, she is your partner, not just a lawyer.

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Phoenix, AZ 85004
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1 Review


  • Brandon J.

    I had a few too many drinks and thought I would sleep it off in my car and it wouldn't be a big deal... Well turns out you can still be "charged" and I with the job I had, I was facing a difficult road ahead if it wasn't for the help from Arja! Right away I could tell that she was a wealth of knowledge in regards to my type of case (having to do with a DUI in Scottsdale). She was able to get my case dismissed! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone!

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

The first thing we do is a free consultation with our clients to do a full case review. This consultation can be done in person or over the phone. After looking over the reports from top to bottom, we will strategize the best possible defenses aimed at getting the charges completely dismissed. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Arja Shah graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2002 with Honors in Behavioral Science & Law. She then went to California Western School of Law, graduating in 2007 with her Juris Doctor. Since 2007, Arja has successfully defended over 2,700 clients facing a wide range of criminal charges. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Arja routinely meets with potential clients whom were quoted two or three times what she would charge to handle their case. If the other attorney were to charge extra and the client could not pay even more, their attorney stopped representing the them. This to Arja is unethical and wrong. She is completely upfront about the fee arrangement and does not have any hidden charges. If ever an additional costs are involved, it would be completely discussed and agreed upon beforehand.

Unlike many other firms, Arja does not charge the same high flat fees for a case that include trial fees, especially when most cases do not go to trial. If we do go to trial, you pay then, not before.

What types of customers have you worked with?

My customers come from all walks of life. 

What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a pro in your area of expertise?

Be sure to do your research. How long has the attorney been practicing? Does he/she have a winning track record? Will you actually be working with that attorney, or passed over to a paralegal or other attorney?

As of 2020, defense attorney Arja Shah has been representing clients for 13 years and has successfully defended over 2,700 individuals!

What questions should customers think through before talking to pros about their needs?

Have any paperwork that you were given by the arresting officer, or courts, accessible so we can discuss the charges.