Founding member Mark Weingart is a board certified specialist in criminal law under standards established by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization.
Mark N. Weingart has been practicing law for 35 years. He is a former assistant county prosecuting attorney in the State of Ohio, where he prosecuted in excess of 100 D.U.I. cases early in his career. When he came to Arizona in 1979, he was appointed as a city court judge in the City of Tempe, where he presided over D.U.I. cases. At the time Mr. Weingart was the youngest appointed city judge in Arizona. He worked full and part-time in that capacity as a judge from 1979 until 1986. Also for a six-year period, he served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Arizona.
In 1988, the Weingart Firm was founded. The firm was the first to concentrate on DUI representation. At that time the DUI laws in Arizona were starting to get very strict and it became apparent that many people would need representation. As the years went on, Arizona DUI law evolved into the situation we see today.
Arizona has the toughest DUI laws in the country. Mandatory long jail sentences and loss of license made a conviction actually life altering. Accordingly, the firm grew and spawned other DUI firms, but Weingart Firm is the original DUI firm.For over 24 years the firm has represented over 25,000 clients and tried thousands of DUI cases. Mark Weingart has tried hundreds of DUI jury trials himself.
Additionally, Mr. Weingart has participated as a seminar lecturer, both locally and nationally, on DUI defense techniques. Mr. Weingart is frequently consulted by the media as a legal expert on DUI and other vehicular crime-related issues and has appeared on both local radio and television news. He was a sponsor and spokesman of the Channel 12 “Safe Ride Home” program.
Mr. Weingart is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense, member State Bar of Arizona and Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
Mr. Weingart has achieved the highest competency rating from Martindale-Hubbard, the national lawyer rating service. He is rated A-V for excellence in competency and ethics. He is also listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, a distinction few attorneys achieve.