L. Kirk Nurmi


Most people know who I am, based on the fact that I represented Jodi Arias at trial that received national and international attention. However, while this case is how many know me, my representation of Ms. Arias at trial is not when my legal career began.

In fact, it began in 2000 after I graduated from the University of Wyoming. In 2001, I began working at the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office. I worked there for over 10 years and during that time I successfully defended several individuals accused of serious crimes. For several years I exclusively represented people who were accused of sexual offenses. In the latter part of my career with the Public Defender’s Office I worked in the Capital Unit where I tried two other capital cases besides Jodi Arias.

Today, while I am a death penalty qualified attorney, that is not the focus of my practice as my desire is to help good people who are either wrongly accused of a crime or who in a moment of weakness acted out of character.


2314 E Osborn Rd
Phoenix , Arizona , 85016
United States

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