Meet Our Team

John SchillJohn Schill

Defense Attorney John Schill has been working to protect the interests of clients for over 20 years. Mr. Schill is a graduate of the Creighton University School of Law where he earned a Juris Doctorate in Law and started along the road to a successful legal career. Prior to entering Law School, Mr. Schill received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Creighton University.

After Law School, Mr. Schill joined the United States Army as a Judge Advocate and was assigned to XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. During his tour of duty Mr. Schill was deployed to Somalia from 1993-94 for Operation Restore Hope.

Mr. Schill went on to practice in South Carolina after leaving the Army, but eventually settled in Arizona where he was admitted to practice in 1998.

Prior to forming the Schill Law Group, Mr. Schill was the Supervising Attorney for one of the largest consumer law firms in Arizona, where he was responsible for overseeing the representation of thousands of clients in the areas of bankruptcy, criminal law and personal injury.

Mr. Schill is licensed to practice law in the States of Arizona, Nebraska and South Carolina. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

Keith Evans

Keith is a former prosecutor who has tried numerous felony cases. Keith prosecuted everything from juvenile cases, adult misdemeanors cases (DUIs; theft cases; assaults) up to felony matters, including an attempted first degree murder case. Keith has been exclusively involved in family law cases since leaving government work.

In that capacity, Keith now handles divorce matters, child custody issues; spousal maintenance; modifications and complex business divisions. When Keith is not practicing law, he serves in the United States Navy Reserve and is an Iraq War Veteran (2006-2007) and member of the VFW.

David Yuhas

David has been in practice for the last 16 years, initially in New Jersey, and now exclusively in the State of Arizona. David graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Finance in 1996. Immediately after, he attended Seton Hall School of Law and graduated in 1999.

Initially, David worked as a law clerk for a the family law bench in Burlington County, New Jersey. While employed for the Court, he learned first hand the elements of a trial and the thought process which a Judge engages in when making decisions in cases. After the clerkship ended, David went to work in private practice, focusing on probate, family law, real estate, collection and corporate matters.

Since moving to Phoenix in 2002, David has practiced with several small firms in the area, focusing on family law, probate and civil cases. He has worked exclusively in family law since 2006. David’s cases are given significant care and time is spent on explaining the process to clients, as well as working out the strategy for each matter with them. Clients are truly active participants in their matters and David helps make decisions and determinations on how to proceed and what focus to take in their cases.

Debora Levine

Debora Levine is an Arizona native. She graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in English. Debora continued her post-baccalaureate education with Rio Salado Community College and completed the necessary coursework to receive her teaching certification. Prior to entering law school, Debora was a seventh grade language arts teacher in Central Phoenix. Debora graduated from Phoenix School of Law.

Debora subsequently obtained her Master’s in Forensic Psychology with a specialization in Psychology and Legal Systems. Since Debora was admitted to the Arizona State Bar, she has practiced primarily in the area of family law where she is client focused and solution driven.

Jacie Cotterell

Jacie Cotterell is a criminal defense attorney with years of experience handling homicide, weapons offenses, sex crimes, domestic violence, drugs, kidnapping, fraud, white collar, and alcohol related offenses. As a former prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Jacie is familiar with, and able to deal with, the policies and procedures that govern so much of what the government does.

As both a defense attorney and a prosecutor, Jacie has taken multiple cases to trial and is no stranger to the courtroom. Jacie also has experience handling high profile and media driven cases. Jacie is passionate about using her experience to dig to the bottom of cases and uses that information to get the very best results for her clients.

Jacie is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, School of Law, where she interned with the Cole County Prosecutor’s Office and participated in prosecutions with the Boone County Prosecutor’s Office. Jacie graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in History. Jacie enjoys hiking with her husband, daughter, four dogs, and three parrots, competitive martial arts, and building race cars.

Tyler Marsh

Tyler Marsh was born in St. Louis, Missouri and has lived in Arizona since 2007. Tyler is a litigation attorney that is well versed in courtroom procedure. He has worked as a Prosecutor for the City of Phoenix and also has a diverse practice background in Estate Planning, Bankruptcy, Business Formation and Real Estate matters. Tyler is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, Scottsdale Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona.

Tyler graduated from Lafayette Senior High School in Wildwood, Missouri in 1999. He studied Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering at Purdue University and was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Tyler received his bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia in 2006.

While in school Tyler played on several semi-professional baseball teams until 2003.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Tyler worked as a Director of Mortgages and Credit at Quicken Loans for eight years while attending law school in the evenings. He also started a family in 2011 with his wife Lindsi and currently has two young boys aged 4 and 2.

Peter C. Rosales

Peter C. Rosales is an accomplished and compassionate attorney with almost 30 years of criminal defense. He has fought for clients and negotiated favorable results in countless cases ranging from criminal speeding and misdemeanor DUI to Capital Murder.

Peter has won numerous jury trials in such cases as those involving Second Degree Murder, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse, and Possession of Marijuana for Sale. Through extensive research and creativity, he has authored and argued pretrial motions supporting such complex defenses as Serotonin Toxicity and DNA contamination, as well as those demanding suppression of evidence gathered by unconstitutional police conduct.

Peter has also written successful appellate briefs filed in the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Arizona Supreme Court, as well as legal practice guides and seminar materials for other practicing attorneys, including the well-respected “Trial Matters”, and “The Myth of the Dog: Trying the Impossible Case”.

Dedicated to the continuing education of his fellow members of the criminal defense bar, he has taught at numerous seminars sponsored by various legal organizations such as the Arizona Public Defender’s Association, the Arizona State Bar, and the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, in addition to lecturing on the trial process at the Conference of the Western Attorneys General.

Mr. Rosales was also fortunate enough to have proudly served as a judge in the City of Tempe Municipal Court. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, the Loyola Law School, and National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute.

John Bain

John Bain is from Southern California. He earned his degree in biology from the University of California, Riverside in 2008. John then moved to Phoenix to attend Phoenix School of Law, obtaining his law degree in 2011.

After obtaining his degree, John interned with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office where he gained experience with prosecuting felony crimes.

In 2013, John began practicing family law with several small law firms. John has significant experience taking a variety of family law cases from concept through trial, and some times through appeal. Throughout his legal career, John has always maintained a client-centered model driven by clients’ needs and goals.

In 2017, John began his own law practice where he continued to use his skill and experience in family law in furtherance of his client-centered model.

John enjoys engaging in outdoor activities, including hiking, golfing, soccer, and basketball during his free time.

Matthew Jefferson

Matthew was born and raised in Alaska.  He went to the University of Oregon from 2001-2005 where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  He received a TEFL Certificate in Seville, Spain and then spent time in Buenos Aires, Argentina teaching English.

Upon returning in 2008, he spent some time working in Washington State before attending Florida Coastal School of Law from 2009-2012.  Upon completion of a J.D., He moved to Salt Lake City and sat for the Summer ’12 Utah State Bar and was admitted in the Fall of 2012.

After spending several years running his own criminal defense and family law firm, he was admitted to the Arizona State Bar and relocated to Phoenix in 2016 to continue criminal defense work. Matthew understands the high stakes involved in criminal defense and works hard to incorporate the defendant into the process to get them the best result. Understanding that every case is different, Matthew looks beyond the government’s case and gets the full story from the accused so that the court can be presented with the whole truth.

Matthew enjoys living in the Southwest. When not spending time in the sun with his wife and dogs, he enjoys barbecuing and cooking.

Daniel Tapetillo

Daniel Tapetillo is from Tempe, Arizona. He earned his degree in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Daniel continued his education at the University of Notre Dame and earned his law degree in 2010. Prior to moving back to the Phoenix area, Daniel served as a Deputy Public Defender in both Mohave and Yuma County, representing clients in both misdemeanor and felony matters.

Being a native of Arizona, Daniel is both highly knowledgeable and familiar with Arizona laws and its court room procedures. What Daniel finds most rewarding in being a criminal defense attorney is getting to personally know the clients.

When not practicing, Daniel enjoys spending time at the gym and walking his 8 year-old yellow lab Niko.