Brett T. Donaldson

Senior Member


bdonaldson@cavanaghlaw.com
Phone: 602-322-4071
Fax: 602-322-4103

Practice Areas

Criminal, Subrogation, Personal Injury, Litigation, Insurance Defense

Industries

Insurance

Representative Experience

In addition to his civil practice, Brett T. Donaldson practices in the area of criminal defense.  He has tried dozens of serious felony cases, and has extensive trial experience in both non-jury trials and other criminal defense matters.  Mr. Donaldson previously served as a Deputy County Attorney with the Maricopa County Prosecutor’s Office and was assigned to the Family Violence Bureau in the Major Crimes Division.  Mr. Donaldson’s recent experience in criminal matters includes:

• Defense of business-related fraud, theft, and embezzlement
• Defense of individuals charged with drug and alcohol offenses
• Defense of assault related offenses
• Defense of felony and misdemeanor domestic violence offenses
• Defense of sex offenses
• Defense of juvenile offenses
• Defense of vehicular offenses; misdemeanor and felony DUI offenses


Before becoming a prosecutor, Mr. Donaldson served as a sworn police officer in southern California and graduated number one in his police academy.  Mr. Donaldson’s experience as a police officer allows for additional insight in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the police investigation.  

Mr. Donaldson effectively plans and executes trial strategies and utilizes strong negotiation skills to obtain pre-trial resolutions.  While an early dismissal is certainly desirable, he will not hesitate to go to trial to get the best results for his clients.

Mr. Donaldson has a reputation within the legal community of being an honest, smart, and hard-working trial attorney.  He has a passion for his clients and dedicates 100% to the defense of any client represented by his firm.  


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Associations & Activities

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Awards & Recognition

  • U.S, Marine Corp., 1987-1994
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2002

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court of Arizona, 2005

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley (J.D., cum laude, 2002)
  • University of Michigan (B.A., 1999)

Languages

  • French