Kathleen N. Carey Law Offices, PLC – Ms. Carey is the principal and owner of the firm that focuses all of her practice in all Criminal Defense matters with an emphasis in the area of DUI defense with the remaining part of her practice on MVD and/or regulatory hearings/defense. She has been practicing DUI defense since 1997, starting as a student in law school with her first case presented in Tempe, Arizona. Ms. Carey previously worked in the Mesa (SEF) office of the Maricopa County Public Defender where she was assigned primarily felony Criminal cases but began being the one attorney in the office to be assigned to DUI cases and/or vehicular crimes in the her trial group. She was then transferred to represent the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office as the first full-time dedicated Lobbyist as that offices' Relations Coordinator, in the country at the state and federal legislatures until she left the office in 2005. Ms. Carey was the private criminal defense Legislative Liason from 2005 to approximately 2008, for the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (the local affiliate for the national organization - NACDL). She received her J.D. from Arizona State University as a Willard H. Pedrick Scholar (1999) where she participated in the Public Defender's Clinic focusing on DUI Defense.