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“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.”
– Thomas Jefferson

The Checkett Law Firm is a dynamic firm with talented, aggressive trial and litigation attorneys. We are proud of our reputation for delivering quality legal services and expertise equal to larger firms. At the same time, we are committed to providing maximum value to our clients from our legal services by appropriately staffing the right resources for the problems facing our clients.

Our goal is to effectively and efficiently deliver smart, innovative solutions by bringing together a unique combination of talented attorneys, legal nurse consultants, paralegals, and support staff. We are proud of our reputation for providing exceptional legal skills and practical solutions delivered with the highest level of professional integrity.

As a local Arizona firm, we are dedicated to serving the legal needs of Arizona. Our attorneys are involved with many civic and charitable organizations. We are committed to the growth and improvement of Arizona and the community in which we live.


John Checkett founded The Checkett Law Firm with a vision to provide smart, innovative solutions with maximum value to his clients. John has continually focused on delivering quality legal services while maintaining the highest integrity.

Since the start of his legal career, John has been willing to go to great lengths to represent his clients in tough cases. John spent the first seven (7) years of his legal career as a criminal prosecutor in Illinois. During that time, John worked with some of the best criminal prosecuting attorneys in the state, was in the courtroom almost every day, and took tough cases to jury trial. As a felony criminal prosecutor, John handled the difficult case assignments in sex crimes, violent crimes, drug offenses, fraud, and domestic violence. John was selected to participate in a national program for Career Prosecutor Training at the University of Houston. It was an intensive trial advocacy program for experienced prosecutors throughout the United States.

John left the prosecutor’s office after seven (7) years and is now in his 20th year of practicing law. John has continued to follow the same philosophy in handling cases for his clients in private practice: provide smart, innovative solutions with maximum value to the client.

John’s philosophy has been integrated into values of The Checkett Law Firm. From its beginning, The Checkett Law Firm has aimed to effectively and efficiently deliver practical legal solutions to our clients with the highest level of professional integrity.


The Checkett Law Firm is passionate about its long-term commitment to its clients. We believe that to provide excellent legal services, we need to understand our clients and what matters to them. Our firm strives to understand our clients’ objectives and deliver legal results that provide value to our clients.

Our law firm is dedicated to maintaining a professional environment that fosters integrity and respect for each other, the profession, and our community. We are determined to maintain a workplace that nurtures professional growth and development. We also value open and meaningful communication with each other and our clients.

The Checkett Law Firm values collaboration and teamwork. Our attorneys and staff routinely collaborate to bring together varied points of view and an array of strategies and approaches to best serve the needs of our clients. Our team approach enables us to maintain our proven track record of trial victories and successful outcomes for our clients.