Forensic Lawyer-Scientist

About ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Javier Alatorre from Arizona




Javier is a trial attorney with over 18 years of experience. His impressive journey in the legal profession started with a “Licenciatura en Derecho” (Bachelor of Law) degree from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City. Building on this foundation, he pursued higher education with determination, earning an LLM (Master of Laws) degree and a JD (Juris Doctor) degree from the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii.

His academic accomplishments are just the beginning. Javier honed his skills in various legal settings, including a noteworthy tenure as a prosecutor in Arizona for approximately 8 years. He gained invaluable experience at the Pima County Public Defender’s office, a prominent Criminal Defense law firm in Hawaii, and as a Criminal Law teaching and research assistant at the William S. Richardson School of Law. Furthermore, he enriched his knowledge and practical understanding during his time as a clerk-extern with the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii, working under the esteemed Honorable J. Michael Seabright.

Throughout his journey, Javier demonstrated unwavering commitment to justice. In law school, he was an integral part of the Hawaii Innocence Project, This dedication continued when he moved to Arizona, where he volunteered as an attorney for the Innocence Project, bridging the gap between Hawaiian inmates and the legal system in Arizona. His work was instrumental in post-conviction relief proceedings for these individuals, bringing hope and justice to those who needed it most.

Javier’s tireless dedication and exceptional legal prowess have not gone unnoticed. He has achieved remarkable recognition as a legal professional. The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 organization has honored him by selecting him as a top 100 criminal defense attorney. Furthermore, the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has recognized his excellence by naming him one of the top 10 Criminal Defense attorneys in Arizona. These prestigious accolades affirm his commitment to delivering the highest level of legal service to his clients and his unwavering pursuit of justice.

Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Javier’s heritage plays a crucial role in his practice. His roots and cultural insights allow him to provide unique perspectives and solutions for his clients. When he’s not championing his client’s legal rights, you’ll find Javier enjoying life outside the office. He has a zest for life, finding joy in activities like swimming and running. Most importantly, he cherishes quality time with his family, which fuels his dedication to the law and his clients.