About Armando Nava

Mr. Nava founded The Nava Law Firm, PLLC and practices in the areas of criminal defense, DUI defense, and Federal litigation, where he is a fearless, aggressive and effective advocate. After working in a large firm and successfully defending hundreds of cases, Mr. Nava decided he wanted to create a firm with a more personal touch. He wanted to be able to treat each case like it was his only case without the hurdles of big law firm life. He believes everyone deserves the best defense possible. He cares deeply about his clients and does everything in his power to get them through what can be a harrowing experience.

Mr. Nava grew up in El Paso, TX, where his father’s job as a police officer led to a passion for the criminal justice system. He knew at a very young age he wanted to help those who needed it most. Mr. Nava received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University. He then moved to Arizona in 2007 to attend the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University where he graduated cum laude. He was admitted to the Arizona State Bar and the United States District Court of Arizona in 2010.

His legal education did not stop at Law School. He has attended hundreds of hours of specialized training in identifying weaknesses in the Prosecution's case. He has received extensive training in forensic science and works with some of the best forensic experts in Arizona. He recently taught a Continuing Legal Education Seminar on the subject of DUI Defense. Coupled with his passion for defending individuals from government overreach, Mr. Nava's acquired knowledge and natural abilities have resulted in a high number of dismissals and acquittals for his clients.

In his tenure, he has represented clients in courts all over Arizona. He handles every type of criminal case, and he regularly appears in Justice Court, City Court, Superior Court, and Federal Court.

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  • Armando was an excellent advocate on my behalf during my trial proceedings. Each step of the way he took time and effort to make sure I was aware of each detail. He never hesitated to pick up the phone to discuss anything related to the matter. Additionally, he was able to achieve a desirable outcome for the case. I would highly recommend Armando for anyone who needs a truly talented professional to represent them.
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  • I’ve known Mr. Nava for approximately five years, Specifically his dedication to clients, advocacy in the courtroom And desire to keep learning are quite impressive. He is passionate about criminal defense and wants the best for his clients. We need more lawyers like him in practice.


  • Armando Nava represented me on a DUI case. During this stressful and uncertain time, his consultation explained to me every step of the process and the strengths and weaknesses of my case. I retained him early in the process and he wasted no time building my case. His firm did a great job of keeping me informed of every action he was taking to advance my case. Within a month of my arraignment the prosecutor was negotiating a deal. Armando knew our likelihood of success at trial and my interest...
  • Mando was a tenacious lawyer. During a difficult dwi case where I was confused and overwhelmed, Mando kept me at ease and guided me through a difficult situation. He responded quickly to any phone call questions I had and was able to get me an offer I thought I had no shot at. I would have no problem recommending him to any friend that needs a good lawyer in their corner during a dwi case.
  • Armando and I are colleagues from a past law firm. I knew he was a great attorney from the reviews of his clients. Recently, I had to hire him on a personal level. He did a awesome job defending my daughter. Armando was always there to answer questions or calm her fears, even after hours. I would highly recommend Armando to anyone. He is a great attorney and even better friend! Thanks Armando!!!

    Renae Willems

  • I have used Armando Nava twice now on 2 different DUIs. He is a great and extremely professional and caring guy. He explained very option and situation to me in depth. And was able to get me the best outcomes of both of my DUIs. I will and do recommend him to anyone I know that needs assistance with legal issues.


  • Excellent attorney who I have known since he began practicing. He dedicates himself to his clients and defending their Constitutional rights! Always fighting, always getting better! Mando is a force to be reckoned with!

    Mark D. Dubiel

  • Mr Nava represented my daughter through some pretty serious charges. I have no words to express how grateful I am for the wonderful job he did. I had a lot of questions and concerns having never gone thru anything like this but Armando always took the time to explain and never showed anything but care and concern. My family and I would all highly recommend Armando and the entire firm.


  • I was recommended to use Armando by a friend, and I’m so glad she gave me his name! Besides giving me a great price compared to the other law firms I had consulted, he was really cool to work with and ended up being able to get all my charges dropped. I definitely recommend him!