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Sonja Duckstein has over 20 Years Experience Serving Clients in Phoenix, AZ.


Bachelors of Science in Honors in Biochemistry

University Of Arizona – 1987

Juris Doctorate

Case Western Reserve – 1991

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Sonja Duckstein is Your Preferred Personal Injury Attorney

I was born in Tucson, Arizona. Yes it’s a far cry from the big city, but I finally made it to Phoenix, Arizona in 1991. In the meantime, I graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Honors in Biochemistry in 1987. From 1987 to 1998, I worked at the Arizona Cancer Center as a Research Assistant studying different treatments for Cancer patients.

Making no sense to myself at all, I applied and was accepted to law school at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland. So, I went to Ohio. Originally, my aspiration was to become an Environmental Attorney. That was really dry. Then, I decided to become an Intellectual Property Attorney, and was hired by the only Bio-Tech Law Firm in Arizona. That’s when I moved to Phoenix, and quickly realized how uneventful was the practice of Patent Law.

I sat, and I pondered. I remembered that all my extra credits in law school focused around criminal courses such as criminal law and psychiatry. I was even allowed to try several cases as a law student, and remember that the one case I prosecuted and won, I felt really bad about. So, after six months of practicing patent law, I switched to criminal defense work.

I have been practicing criminal defense work since January, 1992. After working for several larger law firms, I opened my practice in 1997. I can honestly say that I am one of the few people I know that really enjoys my work. Oh, don’t get me wrong, it’s very stressful at times, but it’s also very rewarding. We welcome you to our firm, and will strive to be as successful for you as we have been for many of our clients.

Just prior to opening my own law firm, I began practicing personal injury law. I really enjoy helping clients to be made “whole” when clients are innocent victims of another’s wrongdoing. I have been helping clients recover just and fair settlements and awards for the past 20 years.
If you or someone you know in Phoenix or anywhere in Arizona needs the assistance of an experienced Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer, call Attorney Sonja Duckstein today at (602)-212-0202, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your initial consultation.

Clients Represented

Francisco Torres

“Sonja has always been very kind and compassionate, she treated me like a person rather than a criminal. I was very satisfied with the results, and I feel like she really had my back. Thank you Sonja!”

P. Weddington

“Sonja represented me when I was charged with an extreme DUI. Sonja coached me thru the process, worked extremely hard with the prosecutor’s office to get my charge reduced to a regular DUI with 24 hours time in the tent. Sonja is an outstanding attorney and I was truly blessed to have her defend me!”

T. Gooley

“Sonja is a unbelievable lawyer who represented my son during his DUI. She provided outstanding advice, coached my son through the process, and was able to get a greatly reduced sentence. Sonja is tremendous lawyer who I would highly recommend to anyone!”



Scott Nelson

“Sonja is an excellent attorney who works very hard for her clients. She was prompt, informative, and always returned phone calls the same day. She achieved outstanding results for my cases and helped push me to a new way of life. Her caring attitude is also very comforting in times of trouble. I recommend her with the highest regard."

Sara Vanfleet

“I have referred Sonja several cases as a professional in the industry. I received excellent feedback on the referrals based on the outstanding results she has achieved. Her reputation as a trial attorney in the community is exceptional. Sonja is a respected leader in her field because, among other things, she devotes individualized attention to each case. She inspires confidence in clients and is always well prepared.“

Dwayne Cooper

“I recommend Sonja Duckstein as a lawyer. She always makes sure her clients are well aware of things that are happening with the case. Her work ethic is very aggressive which shows in the end results.”

Howard Meade

“I utilized Sonja’s services for a complicated matter and she exceeded my expectations in all areas: professionalism, reliability, competence, promptness in returning phone calls, and results. I was completely satisfied and frequently recommend her to others.”

Marco Guardado

“Would recommend to anyone who finds themselves in legal trouble. She helped me when I was going through a hard time. She is definitely the type of person that will fight for you in your time of need. Thank you Sonja for all your hard work.”

Ally Kraff

“Sonja has represented some family members and friends in various cases, and we have always had outstanding results! She is aggressive but caring, and extremely reliable. I would highly recommend her in any criminal matter!”