Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Julio Laboy is a bilingual Phoenix-based criminal defense trial lawyer and legal analyst. He has dedicated his entire legal career to fighting for the rights of those under Grand Jury, Federal, State, and City police investigations. This includes people of all backgrounds who have been formally charged of crimes from murder, sexual assault, and illegal control of an enterprise to organized crime, drug trafficking, and aggravated assault.
Julio brings a uniquely broad spectrum of experience and trial work to bear when defending clients in courtrooms throughout the entire State of Arizona. Julio’s experience as a former Maricopa County felony prosecutor, civil arbitrator, current Judge Pro Tem, and criminal defense attorney with 15 years experience shines a light on his ability to efficiently and persuasively maneuver through courtroom procedure. He is a fighter. He gets results.
Julio loves to litigate. He loves a passionate argument and everyone associated with Laboy Law Office has no problem with “putting the fighting gloves on” for our clients. Maybe it’s because Julio has always been a fighter. Or, maybe it has something to do with where he was born, successfully fighting to escape Brooklyn’s mean streets. Julio knows what it means to be an underdog — and how to overcome it. Julio and Laboy Law Office will go to bat for you with that same drive and energy.
If you are under investigation or facing criminal charges in Arizona contact Julio Laboy and his team at Laboy Law Office immediately. Julio will manage the development and movement of your case from initial strategy meetings to contacting experts and exhausting document review and research.
*Julio’s Educational and Professional Background*
Julio earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Journalism from Brooklyn College, which TIME Magazine then so aptly labeled “The Poor Man’s Harvard.” Additionally, he holds a Master of Arts in Mass Communications from California State University, Fullerton where he graduated at the top of his class. Julio was also selected the student commencement speaker for the University’s School of Communication.
Julio then attended The College of Law at Arizona State University. He graduated law school early — a difficult task — and focused on Criminal Justice. Julio also earned a Certificate in Indian Law as a member of ASU’s Indian Law Program and served as a clerk to the Navajo Nation Supreme Court. He was selected the student commencement speaker for ASU law school’s very first Winter Graduation Ceremony in 2002. He is proud to have been a commencement speaker at two different major universities in two different states.
Julio’s legal experience includes representing “Team ASU Law” during national-level trial competitions and being selected the Law School’s commencement speaker.
He is also a former auxiliary New York City Police Officer and New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, rescuing and treating dozens of people in mass-casualty, multi-trauma events from commercial airline crashes and active shooter situations, to search & rescue missions and evacuations. Julio operates with urgency, professionalism, and speed while under pressure and time constraints, having succeeded under such conditions as a lawyer, EMT, investigative journalist, auxiliary police officer, and nationally ranked competitor.
*Julio’s Legal Experience*
Julio has prevailed in jury trials from Maricopa to Mohave Counties before 12 and 8-member jury panels. His criminal defense clients have included a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier commander, doctors, lawyers, police officers, nurses, laborers, bounty hunters, and teachers to name just a few. Julio has successfully negotiated thousands of criminal settlements; argued dozens of pretrial motions; and has successfully prevailed at the Grand Jury, Pre-trial, and Trial levels.
Julio loves going to bat for the underdog, especially when the media has rushed to judgment assuming a client’s guilt. Laboy Law Office has no problem setting up a press conference if it helps a client. Julio knows criminal law from the newsroom to both sides of the courtroom. Furthermore, he has assembled an incredible team of preferred private investigators and experts with sub specialties in surveillance, witness location, document review, blood stain and spatter analysis, cell phone tower records, forensic interviewing, and DNA analysis.
Julio has managed defense teams in high-profile media criminal matters. This includes being a minority representing a white supremacist in a first-degree murder case, and fighting for and winning the case of a father accused of raping his daughter for nearly ten years. Julio and his team worked side-by-side with investigators, consultants, and experts in crime lab analysis, medicine, and pediatrics to gain positive results. He has also used recorded interviews and other techniques to locate witnesses and gather exculpatory evidence.
Julio and his team are accessible to their clients using technology from web based file access to text messaging. Julio recognizes that many clients are under enormous stress, anxiety, and time constraints. Additionally, the consequences for some clients are dire and require immediate intervention. Julio has the training, knowledge, and life experience to assist you! He has helped thousands of clients during a career dedicated to the service of others, which spans more than a decade. Julio has the ability to manage a defense whether it sees him investigating a matter at night in the alleys of Phoenix to attending an executive board meeting; this flexibility and range is rare. Let it work for you.
*Julio’s Personal and Career Highlights*
FEMA Certified Disaster Relief Responder
Disaster Relief Deployments with Team Rubicon, and International Medical Relief
Former award-winning reporter: NY Newsday & The Wall Street Journal.
Graduated top of the Masters Class
Law School Commencement Speaker at ASU
National Moot Court Competitor
Former Felony Prosecutor
Successful business owner
Auxiliary Police Officer
Judge Pro Tem
NY State EMT
Trained as a fighter (Krav Maga, Taekwondo, Boxing, & NCAA Div. I Wrestling)
Arizona Defense Lawyer Julio Laboy’s Press Credits
Arizona defense lawyer Julio’s legal experience, education, and previous career as an award-winning staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, New York Newsday, and The New York Times Company speaks to a well trained and highly motivated lawyer with top-notch communication skills. These skills help Julio be both persuasive and effective in the courtroom.
Julio’s success in and out of the courtroom earned him national recognition a multitude of times. He has appeared on Hannity on Fox, CNN Headline News, Good Morning Arizona, AM/FM Radio, and in newspapers around the country offering legal commentary, analysis, and opinion.
About Laboy Law Office
Led by veteran defense attorney Julio Laboy, Laboy Law Office's highly experienced legal team includes a group of established legal professionals who are committed to fighting for your rights throughout all phases of the legal process. Because our goal is making sure you receive a fair trial, due process, and representation that provides every possible chance for success, we are fully dedicated to defending you from start to finish. Contact us today to schedule a private telephone or office consultation so we can discuss your short and long-term goals and strategies. After all, the outcome of your case is too critical to your future to not have the best criminal defense in Phoenix, AZ by your side.
The best possible outcome is always preferred.
My daughter had been arrested and was scheduled to appear before a judge in Early Resolution Court in just two days. She had already been in jail for a week and had not yet been contacted by a public defender, even though she had requested one at her initial appearance. I was panicked that my daughter would not have legal representation on her court date. Some dear friends of mine told me to contact Julio Laboy. I told them I couldn't afford to hire a private attorney, but thankfully my friends insisted and I contact him immediately. I cannot express the relief I felt after talking with Julio. He was so kind and put my mind at ease by letting me know that he would help my daughter. He and his staff began making phone calls and getting information as soon as we got off the phone. I believe it was one of those phone calls by the Laboy Law Office that prompted the public defender to finally contact my daughter, and she was offered a plea deal. I conveyed the plea information to Julio and he said that it did sound like a good deal. Now, the remarkable part to this whole story is that Mr. Laboy had provided all of this help to me and my family, and had not even been paid one red cent yet!! Why would a well-known and highly respected attorney do that? Because he is a genuine and nice person who truly believes in helping others. He could have told me that my daughter would not receive adequate representation from a public defender so that we would hire him and I wouldn't have doubted it, but he didn't. In fact, Mr. Laboy didn't even ask how we planned to compensate him for the help his law firm had already provided to us, but there was no way I was going to take advantage of someone who was so ethical and honest. We worked out a fair dollar amount and parted ways. There are no words to express how absolutely blessed my family is to know Julio Laboy. He is a true man of character, who uses his gifts and knowledge to help others. He will be the first person I call if I ever need legal representation again, and I will continue to sing his praise to everyone I know. Thank you Julio Laboy and God bless you!
- Cynthia Mason. 5/13/2020
I had a "class 6 designated felony" on my record from over 10 years ago. I had it come up on a criminal background check, stopping me from being approved for a new home. I found Laboy Law Offices online and after talking to him, I hired him. He really knows alot about felonies. Him and his paralegal, Cindy, were great. Always answering my questions and helpful and supportive. The "MOTION" that this man wrote to the judge was worth its weight in gold! It was amazing! He is really good at his job! If I ever need to hire a lawyer again, it would b him! Thanks again Mr. Laboy and Cindy for all that u did for me. I really appreciate it.
- Tina Nugent. 5/1/2020
Exceptional advice received from Mr. Laboy. Thank you for taking the time to help me understand the situation. Legal Genius!! One of the best in the business!
- Claudette Graham-Brown. 4/28/2020
The Laboy law office is a very experienced and helpful law office , very friendly and always there to help through the whole process to insure you're taken care of through the difficult times you may face in court and with that I'd highly recommend anyone that's going in a jam to try the Laboy law office
- Zac Pearson. 3/24/2020
Julio Laboy represented me and was very professional and extremely helpful with my case! I would recommend julio and his staff to anyone in serious legal trouble they are truly great at their job.
- Pablo Barreiro. 2/2/2020
Julio is awesome, seriously worth every Penny I spent! Not only did he fight for me and make me feel important at every hearing date, but he kept me from being detained so many times when my probation officer was fighting for the state to detain me.. I sincerely appreciate every thing he has done for me and my family in a time of need and feeling lost and depressed with what was happening with my case. Thanks Julio I will definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone and already have given multiple people I know the number and info should they need top notch legal defense...and shout out to Cindy in the trenches doing behind the scenes work very nice and easy to deal with anytime I’ve needed an update or help period!!!oh and lastly great bargain for what you get seriously top notch defense for I’m sure far less than what I could’ve paid and gotten a lot less
- Alan Venegas. 0/29/2020
Sometimes when you are in an uncomfortable situation you feel like you can’t get out of you feel lost, you feel scared, and you feel alone. Julio helped me to alleviate some of the pain I was feeling from my case. I just want to thank Julio and his team for helping me in my time of need I highly recommend if you need help with a case and you need a trusted well rounded criminal lawyer hire Julio you will not regret it thanks again.
- Willann Nganje. 0/28/2020
Julio is hands down the BEST, my husband was looking at up to 10 years and he got it down to probation, he saved our family and a huge hardship on mine and my children's life. We could have lost everything we busted our butts for for 10 years and he changed that, he changed our lives today and we are beyond thankful words cant Express. Thank you Julio
- Whittney Jensen. 0/22/2020
Julio Laboy and his team are by far the best legal team in this State. Considerate, professional, and always willing to go above and beyond for their clients. I would like to personally thank Julio for all that he has done for my family and I, allowing me to have my freedom is the greatest gift I can ask for. He’s a great man and with him behind you, he makes you feel as if you have nothing to worry about. I’m very fortunate to had have Julio as my defense as I suffer from an extreme anxiety disorder and am never truly feel at ease. With Julio he helped with this immensely by walking me through my case step by step and giving answers when I needed them making me less anxious! Thank you Julio and team
- Johnny Bravo. 0/21/2020
I was a victim of an assault with my ex and felt lost when I wasn’t receiving help from the prosecutor and the defendant’s lawyer kept pushing the case longer and longer. I was fed up and that’s when I found Julio. His first court appearance was worth his fee, being my voice and fighting for my rights since the beginning made me feel so much better. He was there throughout the end and was always a phone call or text away. Whether you’re accused of a crime or even a victim like myself, Julio will take care of you. I can’t thank him enough for everything he has done.
- Gabrielle Murietta. 0/18/2020
Julio and his staff were concerned with my case and gave it the attention it deserved. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone in need of professional representation.
- f rutkowski. 0/10/2020
Attorney Julio Laboy is one of the best if not the best attorney in Arizona. He has helped our family alot and I would easily recommend him to everyone not just family and friends. He is really professional and knows his craft really well. On top of that he is straight forward with you and let's you know excatle how the case is going. His staff is also very good and they are always on top of everything and do whatever they can to help out as need be. They are just really great I can't thank them enough for what they have done for me and my family.
- Arvin Avonce. 11/13/2019
Julio Laboy is the very best lawyer in Phoenix.
- Kristin Smith. 11/10/2019
My wife and I met Julio about 9 years ago at the park in our community. It was a blessing that we met Julio. I never thought I would need an attorney, but I called him right away when I did. My wife was in a accident with a Buckeye Police officer on a motorcycle in Verrado. She looked left and didn't see anyone coming, so she proceeded to make a right turn. The Buckeye Police officer came around the curve at a very high rate of speed and and collided with her at about 50 to 54 miles per hour. He said in the police report that he started braking when he came around the curve and seen my wife in her Jeep. Approximately 300 feet to brake and he still collided with her at about 50 to 54 miles per hour. Goodyear police investigated the crash and didn't put his speed in the report (They could have figured it out if they wanted too). Goodyear police also didn't interview the guys on the fire department, who came up to us at the accident and said he was going way too fast and should have never been driving like that. They were responding to the same call and they seen how fast the officer was going down the road. They also had a few other choice words I will not share. Goodyear police made an excuse why they didn't interview the fire fighters that didn't make any sense. We also had a witness in another car who said he was going between 80 and 90 mph down a 40 and around a curve with low visibility. The Goodyear police still gave my wife a misdemeanor ticket for failure to yield causing serious injuries. Julio went to work and discovered a lot of things that the police officer did wrong. Julio was able to get the charges dismissed after eight months of going back and forth. My wife and I have lost a lot of sleep over the accident and what we have been put through so far with the charges and the whole process. We also lost a lot of sleep worrying and praying for the Police Officer who was injured, and also his family. Thank you Julio for fighting for us against a stacked deck. We appreciate all of the time and hard work you put into this case. We appreciate you so much that words can't describe it.
- Andrew Lueck. 11/4/2019
Our daughter found herself in a great deal of legal (criminal) trouble and was likely facing jail time. Mr. Julio Laboy did a remarkable job representing our daughter! He advised her on what actions (drug rehab, counseling, halfway homes, drug and alcohol classes, etc.) that she needed to take to impress the state (prosecution) and the judge. After she strictly followed Mr. Laboy's wise recommendations, he was successful in negotiating a NO JAIL (only fines, probation, continued counseling, etc.) sentence for her. Today, our daughter is living a clean and sober life (outside of a correctional facility!) and putting her life back together step by step. Please understand that we went from initially believing that she would UNDOUBTEDLY go to jail-to a very fair, just, and humane sentence for our daughter. For this we thank Mr. Laboy and his talented staff, and recommend him and his excellent firm very highly. Thank you Mr. Laboy and well done!
- Ben Luoma. 10/3/2019
Thank you Julio Laboy Law Firm..
I just want to say if you are looking for a Lawyer that is professional and efficient and cares about their clients look no further. The Laboy Law Firm team did an outstanding job representing our son. They went above and beyond looking into details that I believe many other lawyers will bypass just to get a quick result. Not Julio and his team they did their best to represent our son and got him a great outcome. Once again thank you Julio for representing our son.
- Edward Galindo. 7/27/2019
Our lawyer Julio was the beacon of hope during a time our options were very scarce and he offered us a very generous outcome. His demeanor has always been very calm and empathetic, he offered our family the emotional crutch we needed through this hardship. He was able to keep my husband out for a very long time. We are forever grateful for his services to our family, his pricing is very reasonable for a lawyer and we highly recommend him to anyone and everyone. He rocks !
- Celia Garcia. 7/19/2019
HIRED JULIO FOR PRE FILING REPRESENTATION AND IMMEDIATELY HE WAS ON IT AND ENDED UP WITH OUTCOME I NEEDED, AND NOT THE 5-10 YRS SENTENCE I WOULD HAVE ENDED UP WITH HAD I NOT HIRED JULIO. VERY HONEST AND ALWAYS AVAILABLE WHEN I HAD ANY QUESTIONS. HIS STAFF IS ON SAME LEVEL AS HIM WITH THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN REPRESENTING ME..EXCELLENT PROFESSIONAL TEAM...IM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL AND WITHOUT A DOUBT RECOMMEND JULIO... THANK YOU TO JULIO AND HIS STAFF
- MATEO TORREZ-OLGUIN. 6/19/2019
Dedicated, Honest, Hard working
Got my fiancé back to our family when state wanted 10yrs. Thanks to Julio Laboy's hard work, our 4yr old (to young to understand) was able to hug her daddy after 72days. Julio made my family whole again!
- Miriam Gutierrez. 6/12/2019
In one of the hardest things ive been through, Laboy Law Office truly helped me get through it. He took the time to understand my story and also got to know me in order to better understand what happen. This was not an easy easy case and took many weeks of and lot of time to final get me out of the mess i was put in.
If your looking for a Law Office that cares more about you then what they get paid and someone that will handle your case the way you want it handled them Layboy Law Office is the Law Office for you.
- Josh Starns. 4/20/2019
Mr. Julio Laboy is the best.....
I was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Being a retired
school teacher and "out of towner', I knew I needed help.
Mr. Julio. Laboy decided to take my case. After discussing my charge with him, he was convinced that I was wrongfully arrested.
His argument was so effective that today I am a FREE man.
If you are reading this. It's obvious that you are here for legal advice or representation. The Law Office of Julio Laboy is honest, reliable, and effective They really do care.
Thank you guys so much!
- Just Jb. 4/11/2019
I want to thank Julio for helping our 13 year old son in a situation and interaction with the police. Julio's calm demeanor helped put our son at ease. He took the time out of his schedule to talk one on one with him and let him know everything was gonna be ok. He also gave him his personal cell phone number and said he could call him directly if he ever just needed to talk. What you did for our son means the world to us!!!
Thank you Julio
- jason isidore. 4/3/2019
As a private investigator, I have the honor to work with some of the best law firms in Arizona. Mr. Laboy and his team always impress me. Their dedication, planning, and hard work behind closed doors is a sight to behold!
- Steven Mason. 3/18/2019
I highly recommend Julio to any and everybody. He totally got me results on my case when my first lawyer said it was not possible and he just got all my property returned to me when I was told that I was not getting it back. He is worth every penny.
- Andrew Jackson. 1/25/2019
Julio was amazing!! I didn’t get charged with anything. He even went out of his way to do me a favor for a different matter. I would definitely request his to anyone going through a legal matter. Thanks again Julio!!
- RV LIFE. 1/20/2019
Hands down the best experience I’ve ever had with a lawyer. Julio was very honest with me in regards to my case. He got me no jail time. Always took his time to answer any questions I had. Very comfortable experience. Cindi is Also very personable , great communication. I appreciate all the help I’ve received from Julio LaBoy and his staff.
- Maritza Diaz. 0/29/2019
Julio and his team are truly amazing! I was wrongfully accused and he fought hard for me. The legal process was so foreign and frightening to me and he made sure I understood everything that was happening and why. When I was worn down from the process he bolstered me and let me know that he had my back. Fantastic lawyer!
- Tasha . 0/6/2019
Very helpful and professional
- Cindy Enriquez. 10/29/2018
I want to thank Mr.Laboy and his dedicated staff.They continue to excel,and achieve real results.I am blessed to have found Mr Laboy,for through his law experience and commitment to my case...My family and I will be together for the holidays!Absolutely call The Law office of Mr Laboy for real results,Thank You for giving me the gift of time Mr. Laboy and Staff.
- Cesar Roberto Franco. 10/28/2018
I recently was charged with 4 different charges and went and saw many different lawyers. I truly love Laboy law and his awesome staff. I was looking at almost half a year in jail and numerous fines. Mr. Laboy believed in me as I believed in him Some of my charges were not true and he took the time to prove that and even cared about me and I feel it was not all about the money with him. Well it payed off I have a small fine and was suppose to do 24hrs in jail. Even that turned out good it was only about 8hours until they released me.
- Gracie Bergeron. 3/29/2018
Mr. Laboy is one of the kindest people that I have ever me, especially in the criminal court system. He really went the extra mile to help my brother who has a mental illness. He is very sincere and concerned about the outcome and I can't thank him enough for how everything turned out. I would totally recommend to anyone who needs an attorney!
- Nita Sloan. 3/28/2018
Oh were to start lol.. I absolutely love this law office and what julio did for my family and my kids i will forever be in debt.. My husband started with a dui case that julio helped him with and a few months later my husband got so other serious charges.. Because of this amazing lawyer my husband wont be doing any time.. Every person in this office cindy is the sweetest and most helpful office assistant, and Jeff is just amazing to deal with and is always available if you need him.. And julio laboy words dont express how amazing this man he has to be one of the most compassionate lawyers i have ever met. There hasnt been one time he hasnt returned a call text or made sure i new everything that was going in my husbands case and explained it in a way i would understand.. If you need a lawyer this is the office i promise you wont be disappointed.
- amy horn. 0/15/2018
My most heartfelt thank you to Laboy Law Office team!!
Such an amazing experience. I had legal issues in July and didn't know what to do. I was contacted by their office that same day I sent an email through another lawyer finder website. I was so shaken over the incident, that it was such a relief to have that phone call (same day!!) and speak with someone who actually listened and put my mind at ease before coming into the office. I am very fortunate for the genuine concern for my rights and the hard work him and his team did for me. I hope no future incident occurs, but if so Laboy is on my speed dial and who I praise and refer to friends/family. I really appreciate all their professionalism, handwork, communication via phone and text, time, and patience in advocating for me and getting results. My family is truly grateful, as am I- thank you for giving me my life back!!!