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Michael Burkhart

When selecting an attorney, it is important to know where that attorney was educated. Michael Burkhart graduated from Vanderbilt Law School in 1997. Vanderbilt was, and remains, one of the top law schools in the Country.

Michael studied Criminal Defense from the minute he arrived at Vanderbilt. Most students at the top law schools want to get into a business firm, but Michael was one of the few students who wanted to protect the Constitution and the Rights guaranteed to the people. He interned at the Juvenile Court and the Davidson County Attorney's Office before getting a paid position at the Federal Public Defender's Office before he even graduated from law school.

Michael Burkhart is an Arizona native. He grew up in Tempe on the border with Mesa and graduated from Dobson High School in 1990. While at Dobson High, Michael Burkhart was a semi-finalist for the National Merit Scholar award.

His academic excellence continued at the University of Arizona where he earned a scholarship from the School of Business and Public Administration for his achievement as a Criminal Justice major. Michael was the outstanding senior in among Criminal Justice majors in 1994 and was a finalist for the Outstanding Senior in the College of Business and Public Administration.

Michael scored in the top 1% of those who took the LSAT his senior year of college. The LSAT is a test that is taken by every person applying to law school that year. Michael Burkhart earned his way into a top tier law school and did not settle on a lesser school despite having to move away from home for three years. He put his education first so that he could make a career of defending the accused.

The Law Office of Michael A. Burkhart

Michael A. Burkhart has over ten years of experience defending the accused throughout Phoenix, including cases in Mesa, Maricopa County, Tempe, Gilbert, Chandler, and Queen Creek.


Arizona has the toughest DUI laws in the country. The State will try to put you in jail for up to six months, take away your license, make you pay thousands of dollars in fines, go through alcohol classes, and put an alcohol sensor on your car.