Phoenix Criminal Defense Lawyer Matthew Bartz

Matthew Bartz, the Senior Associate Attorney at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., is licensed to practice law in Arizona and the United States District Court. His memberships include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Arizona State Bar and the J. Ruben Clark Law Society. Mr. Bartz’s experience and skill as a trial attorney have been a tremendous asset to the Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C. over the years, and have even earned him a place in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers (2013) and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 (2012 and 2013).

In 2004, Mr. Bartz had the honor of working as a Judicial Extern for Presiding Justice Paul Turner of the California Court of Appeals. He also won the Western Regional competition for the Association of Trial Lawyers of American in 2006. Once he moved to Arizona, he went to work for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office as a state prosecutor. While there, he handled thousands of criminal matters—which ranged from complex drug trafficking and sex crime cases to misdemeanor cases involving DUI and shoplifting. He also spent time working for the Juvenile Crimes Bureau and Adult Crimes Trial Bureau as a criminal prosecutor.

Mr. Bartz is licensed to practice in all Arizona state courts and the United States District Court, District of Arizona. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, the J. Ruben Clark Law Society, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. His Pro Bono work includes volunteering with the Executive Magic Makers program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

As Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., Mr. Bartz is primarily focused on the practice of criminal defense in city, state and federal courts. He has successfully handled numerous jury and bench trials over his many years in practice, and is even fluent in Spanish, so you can trust that he is well-equipped to put this experience to work for you. If you are interested in finding out how Attorney Matthew William Bartz can assist you or a loved one with a criminal case, do not hesitate to schedule a free initial consultation with the firm. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so take the first step today!


  • California Western School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Moot Court Executive Board
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
    • B.A., Law and Diplomacy


  • English
  • Spanish