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Derek Debus

Attorney at Law
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Derek is an aggressive firearms and criminal defense lawyer based out of Scottsdale, Arizona. Recognized as a Top 40 under 40 criminal defense attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Top 10 criminal defense lawyer by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Derek brings a wealth of experience and a track record of proven results to any case.

After leaving the Marine Corps, having served nearly a decade as a Marine Infantryman and Combat Instructor, Derek worked as a professional law enforcement firearms instructor and executive protection specialist providing personal protection services to clients in the Scottsdale, Arizona area. Derek then attended law school at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where he graduated with distinction for pro bono service and was recognized as a Trial Advocacy Fellow of the College of Law. After law school, Derek worked as a prosecutor, where he prosecuted a wide range of cases – everything from DUI to homicide.

As a firearms enthusiast, Derek is very familiar with the laws pertaining to firearms at the state, local, and federal levels. In addition to practicing law, Derek is on the board of several non-profits and enjoys playing chess in his free time.

Derek is ready to bring his experience to the table and provide you the best defense possible. Give Stone Rose a call today at (480) 498-8998 to schedule your free consultation.

Client Reviews

“I am so grateful for the amazing service provided by Stone Rose Law.  Derek Debus got my felonies expunged quick.  And I didn’t have to do very much at all.  This is a life changer for me.  (Dan, via Google Reviews, Sept 2021)”

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  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims
  • Accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • National Organization of Veterans’ Advocates, Member
  • Academe Grove, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Director, Board of Directors
  • Saving Scales, nonprofit, Board Member