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Robert H. Feinberg

Robert H. Feinberg

Partner| Phoenix

Robert Feinberg is a criminal defense attorney in Phoenix, part of the firm’s Special Litigation and Compliance Group. He has a broad-based litigation and trial practice. Robert conducts internal corporate investigations, identifying issues and formulating front-line tactical response plans to address alleged workplace misconduct. An experienced trial lawyer, Robert defends those accused of crimes, and handles a wide range of other complex litigation, including commercial, healthcare, defamation, products liability and injury matters. Having represented high level executives, athletes, and those who may have political interests or are otherwise subject to media exposure, Robert is adept at navigating these waters.

As a former criminal prosecutor and deputy county attorney, Robert has a vibrant criminal defense attorney practice. He defends those accused of both felonies and misdemeanors. Robert's practice includes defending DUI and other traffic offenses, allegations against juveniles (criminal court and school disciplinary actions), possession of prohibited substances, theft, fraud, organized crime, asset forfeiture, property crimes, assault and white collar crimes. He also conducts internal, corporate investigations involving theft, fraud and other misconduct.

Robert’s health care litigation practice centers on the representation of hospitals, laboratories and other healthcare facilities, physicians, nurses and other professionals in malpractice, credentialing and licensure board matters.

Robert Feinberg is a criminal defense attorney based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is part of Snell & Wilmer's Special Litigation and Compliance Group.

Robert has a broad-based litigation and trial practice in areas including:


  • Arizona State University (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
  • University of Arizona (B.A., with honors, cum laude, 1990)
  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Criminal Justice Section
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
    • Medical Legal Committee
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
    • Medical Malpractice Committee
  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Moot Court Judge
  • American Health Lawyers Association
    • Special Interest and Substantive Law Committee, Chair (2002-2006)
    • Health Care Liability and Litigation
  • "From The Trenches: Strategies and Tips From 21 of the Nation’s Top Trial Lawyers," Chapter Author, Chapter 2: Trial Elegance, American Bar Association (2015)
  • "Top Lawyers Weigh in on the Anticipated Impact of 3D Printing Technology on the Law," Featured, LawyerMade Magazine (September 8, 2014)
  • "Legal Issues and Breast Cancer Management," Lecturer, Mayo Clinic Visiting Faculty, Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Multidisciplinary Update in Breast Disease, Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale (November 14-16, 2013)
  • "The Law Surrounding and Consequences of DUI," Moderator, Presentation to Entrepreneurial Organization (EO) (October 2013)
  • "Could Innocent Employers Go to Jail? Sex, Gender Identity and Phoenix’s New Criminal Ordinance," Co-Author, Snell & Wilmer Legal Alert (March 4, 2013)
  • "Legally Justifiable Use of Deadly Force," Presenter, REACT Defense Systems (April 28 2012)
  • "School Disciplinary Update," Co-Author (February 17, 2012)
  • "Physician Extender Liability," Presenter, Banner Desert Medical Center and Cardon Children's Medical Center Executive Committee Retreat, Tucson, AZ (September 9-11, 2011)
  • "Asset Forfeiture in Criminal and Civil Matters," Co-Author, White Collar Compliance Update (September 2011)
  • "DUI and the Social Drinker," Presenter, Phoenix, AZ (March 2010, September 2009, July 2009, April 2009, February 2009)
  • "Crime and Construction," Co-Author, Legal Notes, ABA-American Builders' Alliance, Volume 16, Issue 8 (March 2006)
  • "American Health Lawyer's Association's Physicians Organizations Law Institute Mid-Year Meeting," Moderator, San Francisco, CA (2005)
  • "Are Litigation Costs Spiraling Out of Control: Is Litigation Only For the Rich," Presenter (October 2004)
  • "American Health Lawyer's Association's Hospital and Health Systems Law Institute Mid-Year Meeting," Moderator, San Diego, CA (2003)
  • "Confidentiality of Medical Records," Presenter, Phoenix, AZ (November 2002)
  • "Medical Malpractice in Arizona," Presenter, Phoenix, AZ (September 2002)
  • "Handling Medical Negligence Cases in Arizona," Presenter, Phoenix, AZ (February 2002)
  • "Medical Malpractice in Arizona," Presenter, Phoenix, AZ (February 2001)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Attorneys, White-Collar Criminal Defense (2010, 2011)
  • Ranking Arizona: The Best of Arizona Business (2016)
    • Law Firms – Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Top Lawyer 2008, Arizona Business Magazine
  • Arizona Capital Representation Project, Board of Directors
  • Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit