Andrew C. Marcantel

Partner & Managing Attorney - Criminal Law Dept.
Criminal Defense Attorney, Admitted In Arizona, Admitted In Hawai‘i

Andrew C. Marcantel is a criminal defense attorney with a passion for freedom, individual rights, and government accountability. With a background in legal philosophy and constitutional law, Andrew excels at applying an out-of-the-box approach to contemporary criminal law issues in all of our client’s cases. As an attorney for The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm, Andrew avidly serves his community by defending its citizens’ rights and holding the government to the standards imposed by the state and federal Constitutions.

Andrew earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University, graduating with honors and receiving seven Dean’s List Recognitions throughout the course of the program. Andrew completed the Philosophy, Politics, and Law Certification Program through the Honors College, and worked with various faculty members to serve as a student mentor in the Honors program. Throughout his undergraduate years, Andrew published several articles on the subjects of moral philosophy, ethics, and literature, receiving notable recognitions and scholarships sponsored by the University.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate from Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, receiving a CALI Excellence for the Future Award for his achievement in the subject of Philosophy of Crime and Punishment. While in law school, Andrew worked for two years as a Certified Limited Practice Student and Legal Research Specialist at a respected Scottsdale, Arizona law firm, and gained experience on hundreds of state criminal and civil matters, all before even graduating from law school.

Since joining The Attorneys For Freedom Law Firm in 2014, Andrew has aggressively defended our clients in hundreds of cases, including major federal felony trials, state felony cases in every county in Arizona, and misdemeanor cases in numerous municipal and justice courts. Andrew has been featured in numerous national news outlets for his work on high-profile cases and is regularly called to speak at local events, schools, gun shows, legal conferences, and national podcasts on a variety of legal topics. In addition, Andrew is a member of several highly respected national defense organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

After practicing law in Arizona for six years, Andrew became certified to practice in Hawaii state and federal courts, and now advocates for our clients in both Arizona and Hawaii cases. In assisting our clients with their criminal matters, Andrew furthers the firm’s tradition of passionate, insightful, and proficient representation in each and every case.

In his free time, Andrew is an avid hiker and backpacker, regularly traveling across the country in search of his next adventure. He also plays keyboards in several bands and loves to play classical piano. But perhaps his favorite pastime is spending time with his English bulldog named Beefy.

EXPERIENCE

Criminal Defense Lawyer Arizona – Civil Rights Restoration Cases, Misdemeanor and Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, Reckless Driving, Driving on Suspended License, Possession of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs, Manufacture of Marijuana and Narcotic Drugs for Sale, Federal Drug Trafficking, Misdemeanor, and Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence, Violation of Order of Protection, Disorderly Conduct, Gun Crimes, Probation Violations, Manslaughter, Murder, Conspiracy, Solicitation, White Collar Crimes, Fraud, Theft of Property, Theft of Identity, Burglary, Robbery, Sex Crimes, Kidnapping, Endangerment, Felony Flight, Resisting Arrest.

ADMISSIONS

State Bar of Arizona
United States District Court, District of Arizona
State Bar of Hawai‘i
United States District Court, District of Hawai‘i

EDUCATION

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University
J.D., Law – 2011-2014
Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University
B.A., Philosophy, Cert. Philosophy, Politics, and Law – 2005-2009

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Lauren Snyder was great during the process of my whole case!
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Attorneys, Brittney, Emma and Vicky took good care of me and were very professional. They were able... to get the case against me dismissed and I appreciate their help. Good job attorneys!read more
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