About Russ Richelsoph


Attorney Russ Richelsoph's family

  • Born: 1970, Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Moved to Phoenix: 1974
  • College: Arizona State University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1996
  • Law School: Arizona State University, College of Law, J.D., 1999

Bar Admissions and Organization Affiliations:

  • State Bar of Arizona, 1999
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona, 1999
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2016
  • Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1999
  • Arizona Forensic Science Academy, 2011

Ratings and Awards:

  • AV® Preeminent  Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating available, since 2014
  • Superb Rating by Avvo, the highest rating available, since 2014
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World, since 2018

Media Appearances:

Russ is frequently contacted by the news media to consult on stories.  See Russ’ News Appearances.

Publications and Speaking Engagements:

  • Russell B. Richelsoph, Current Technology Crimes Issues, Speaker to Intellectual Property Section of the Arizona State Bar (October 16, 2001).
  • Russell B. Richelsoph, When Resisting is NOT Resisting? The Ins and Outs of Resisting Arrest, FOR THE DEFENSE (September 2000).
  • Dale A. Baich and Russell B. Richelsoph, You Can Sometimes Get What You Want: Using Arizona’s Public Records Access Laws, THE DEFENDER (January 1999).

Military Experience:

Russ Richelsoph in USMC Service C

  • Sergeant, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Bulk Fuel Company D, 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group (1991 to 1997)


Russ Richelsoph is a partner at Davis Miles McGuire Gardner.  He has been involved with the Arizona criminal justice system since 1992.  He graduated with a Bachelors of Science magna cum laude in Justice Studies with a minor in Business from Arizona State University in 1996.  In 1999, Russ graduated with a juris doctor from Arizona State University College of Law.

Since law school Russ has been a practicing Arizona criminal defense attorney and is committed to protecting the rights of individuals accused of crimes in Arizona. He has written a number of articles and has taught Continuing Legal Education classes to other attorneys.

Russ was also formerly known as Sergeant Richelsoph when he was in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He served with Bulk Fuel Company D, 6th Engineering Support Battalion, 4th Force Service Support Group from 1991 to 1997. Prior to his honorable discharge from the Marine Corps, Russ was the Nuclear Biological Chemical Warfare Training Non-Commissioned Officer for a reinforced company of Marines.

When he is not working, Russ enjoys being a husband and the father of three very beautiful and devilishly intelligent daughters. He also enjoys shooting, reading, and traveling.

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