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James J. Belanger

Coppersmith Brockelman PLC

Jim practices in the areas of white-collar criminal defense, government investigations, professional liability, and civil, regulatory and bankruptcy litigation. For more than 25 years, he has successfully defended businesses and individuals in regulatory enforcement and criminal matters in state and federal court.

Jim is listed in Best Lawyers in America in four categories:  Criminal Defense; White Collar Criminal Defense; Commercial Litigation and Regulatory Litigation.  He is also listed in the top tier of Chambers USA for White Collar Criminal Defense and Government Investigations, in Southwest Super Lawyers for White Collar Criminal Defense, and is rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.

Jim has also been a member of the Arizona State Bar Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and advises lawyers on ethical compliance issues, represents lawyers in disciplinary proceedings before the State Bar of Arizona, and defends lawyers in legal malpractice lawsuits.