Attorney David Eisenberg focuses his criminal defense practice on state and federal criminal matters and appeals, with a particular concentration on white collar criminal defense matters. Based in Phoenix, he is well-positioned to assist clients in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona. For information about the full scope of his practice, visit the practice areas overview.

Mr. Eisenberg has unique expertise in the investigation of defenses and the trial of complex white collar cases. Mr. Eisenberg has practiced law for nearly fifty years and has obtained Martindale-Hubbell’s highest Peer Review Rating of AV Preeminent.

As a former federal prosecutor in Phoenix, New York and Washington D.C., Mr. Eisenberg has an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system. He has tried cases in a wide range of state, federal, and appellate courts, including acting as Special Counsel or appearing before the grand jury. Mr. Eisenberg is also an arbitrator, appointed by the financial industry to arbitrate disputes between brokers and clients. As further testament to his standing in the legal field, he has taught courses on trial practice and white collar crime at Arizona State University. Mr. Eisenberg’s numerous professional honors include a Director’s Award from the Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys and Meritorious and Special Achievement Awards from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Mr. Eisenberg was admitted to practice law in Arizona in 1996.


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1970, Missouri
1971, District of Columbia
1982, New York
1996, Arizona
U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

J.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Master of Science in Accounting, Georgetown University
A.B., University of Rochester

State Bar of Arizona
The District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Local Rules Committee, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona (2004)
Member, 3 Panels to Select U.S. Magistrate Judges, 2011 – 2012
Criminal Justice Act Representative (CJA) for the US District Court for the District of Arizona representing over 200 attorneys on the panel, 2014-2018




Arizona’s Finest Lawyers 2015-Present
The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2013-Present
Director’s Award, Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys
Meritorious & Special Achievement Awards, U.S. Department of Justice
Performance Cash Awards as an Assistant U.S. Attorney
Commendations from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Postal Service, Inspectors General of the Treasury, Defense Department, Transportation Department

Criminal Defense Counsel, 2005-Present
Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, 2007 – Present
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Arizona, 1995 – 2005
Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice, 1994 – 1995
Associate Independent Counsel (H.U.D. Investigation), 1992 – 1994
Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, 1985 – 1992; Assistant U.S. Attorney, Eastern District of New York, 1980 – 1985
Adjunct Professor of Law, Trial Practice & White Collar Crime, Arizona State University, 1997 – 2004

U.S. v. Patrick Buckner, et al., 2009 WL 1185666 (Lead Prosecutor in Trial of Complex Fraud Case)
U.S. v. Herbert Holden, CR 09-1040, Dist. Ariz. (Defense Counsel at Trial of a Multi-Defendant Drug Case Resulting in Successful Motion for Judgment of Acquittal)
U.S. v. Liza Vasquez, CR 08-0598, Dist. Ariz. (Defense Counsel in a Successful Negotiation to Dismiss a Mortgage Fraud Case)
U.S. v Victor Lira, Edgar Lira, CR 12-1122, Dist. Ariz. (Defense Counsel in Another Successful Negotiation to Dismiss a Mortgage Fraud Case)