About Tyler Allen Law Firm – Phoenix Criminal Defense and Traffic Defense

Tyler Allen Law Firm, PLLC offers legal representation in Criminal Defense, DUI/DWI Defense, Traffic and CDL Defense, Employment Law, Estate Planning, and Small Business Representation.

Tyler Allen Law Firm prides itself on providing superior representation and cost-effective solutions to your legal issues. We offer Phoenix criminal defense, traffic defense and more. Check out our areas of practice a the bottom of the page.

Attorney Profiles: Tyler K. Allen, Shannon Peters, Lindsay Benjamin, Sarah J. West

About Tyler K. Allen

tyler allenAttorney Tyler K. Allen was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Tyler completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah. There, he founded the Mock Trial team and was a judiciary intern in the United States Senate. Prior to attending law school, Tyler worked in Utah Governor John Huntsman’s office in communications, campaign finance, and voter outreach.

During law school Tyler was active in mock trial, completed an externship with the Arizona Court of Appeals, and worked as a law clerk for Maricopa County Attorneys Office. Tyler graduated from Arizona State University Law School and was admitted to the Arizona Bar in 2009. He represents clients in Employment Law, Estate Planning, Criminal Defense, and DUI & Traffic Defense matters.

Admitted: Arizona, U.S. Dt. Ct. of Arizona
Law School: Arizona State University College of Law, J.D.
Undergraduate: University of Utah, B.S. Political Science, cum laude

Tyler was professional, quick, responsive and diligent on the case he worked on for me. He cared about my emotional well being throughout the 2 year process. He also was so prepared that it made a huge difference in the case. I will always refer people I care about to him. – Former Client

Having worked with attorneys for 30+ years, I know what glaring issues are. I had no issues rising out of Mr. Allen’s representation of me. He and his staff kept in constant communication with me, responding to my many inquiries, whether my inquiry was via telephone call or e-mail. He and his staff were proactive in keeping me apprised of all developments, anticipating my questions prior to my asking them, and Mr. Allen provided me with straight, sound advice. In addition, his expanded work hours were of great benefit to myself, and any other individual who finds making meetings with attorneys during restrictive 9-5 hours impossible. I would recommend Mr. Allen to an individual who might have a employer-related issue or potential EEOC matter.
– Former Employment Client

I was a skeptic having found Tyler on google and unsure he could help me. Little did I know, Tyler helped me fight two tickets and got me out of four points on my license and $600 in fees. If it weren’t for him, I would’ve had my driver’s license suspended and in serious debt. In addition to being knowledgeable and professional, his office was great to work with and everyone was pleasant and helpful. I have recommended him to friends and colleagues and will continue to do so – can’t say enough great things about him. Thank you, Tyler!
– Former Traffic Client

Tyler was referred to me by another friend who is a lawyer. His practice took care of me, and when I say practice, the entire Tyler Allen Team defended me. Everyone was responsive, and whenever I had a question, there was no hesitation in asking. I will refer him and his team for defense against any violation in the Scottsdale Az area.
– Former Criminal Defense Client

About Shannon Peters

Shannon PetersShannon Peters joined the Tyler Allen Law Firm in 2013 and practices primarily in the area of criminal defense, civil traffic defense, and employment law. Shannon also represents clients in various administrative proceedings before several state and local agencies, as well as with the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department, including suspension hearings.

Shannon is a Chicago native. Shannon graduated from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa in 2004 and then attended Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. Since her relocation to Arizona in 2007, Shannon has represented countless clients in photo radar, civil traffic, DUI, misdemeanor and felony cases. Shannon strives to provide all my clients with thorough, competent and aggressive representation on their criminal cases. Shannon is a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College.

Shannon is active in many active animal rescue organizations and volunteers with several animal advocacy groups. She also enjoys bikram yoga and karaoke.


  • State of Arizona – 2008
  • Arizona District Court – 2010
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin

Shannon’s Client Reviews

I was in an impossible and hopeless situation. Extradited from another state, I was in Maricopa County less than 2 hours when Shannon came to visit me. Every time I saw her after that day, she was informed and clearly presented to me my options. Because of her detailed diligence in my court case, she secured for me a very favorable plea deal that I believe another lawyer would not have been able to obtain for me. Even so, she never tried to pressure me into accepting it, but was ready to go to trial if I said the word. Her stellar work did not stop there. She continued to work hard for mitigation, and her efforts in my case are the reason that I can write this review today, because I am not in prison. In general, I feel the state of Arizona is blindly overzealous in its prosecution of criminal cases. Shannon was an expert navigator of this confusing and frustrating system the whole way. Do not hesitate to hire Shannon. – Former Criminal Defense Client

I just went through the most challenging moment of my life and I am glad I had Shannon on my side. At times when I felt the odds were stacking against me, Shannon was able to show me the light at the end of the tunnel. She had a way of bringing sense to my world. Even when the case become challenging, she never stopped fighting for me. I can honestly say that she is now a friend and a mentor. If you are looking for someone who will be honest and fight tooth and nail, she is the attorney for you.– Former Client

Sarah J. West

sarah westAttorney Sarah J. West was born and raised in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. She earned a softball scholarship to attend The Ohio State University where she received First Team All-Region Accolades, Big Ten Player of the Week, Big Ten Scholar Athlete recognition, while earning a double major in Criminology and Sociology. After graduation, Sarah joined the United States Navy and served four years active duty onboard the U.S.S. WASP (LHD-1), based out of Norfolk, Virginia. She completed her four years and moved to Phoenix, Arizona working for the State as a Juvenile Corrections Officer and transitioned to a position with the Federal Reserve as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer. Sarah then decided to fulfill another life dream and graduated from Arizona Summit Law School. Sarah was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2015.

Sarah works on cases including civil traffic violations, criminal misdemeanors, juvenile criminal defense, dependency matters, employment discrimination, prisoner’s rights issues, and felony cases. The majority of Sarah’s current caseload includes criminal and civil traffic violations and Commercial Driver License defense. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Arizona LGBT Bar Association, the Board of Directors for the Greater Phoenix Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, is a Leading For Change Fellow, is a member of the Maricopa County Bar Association, and a member of Arizona Attorneys For Criminal Justice.

Sarah is a volunteer attorney for Wills For Heroes, an organization that provides free wills to first responders and their spouses. Leading For Change is an organization that teaches emerging community leaders how to develop a strategic plan to realize the change one wants to see in their community, whether through legislation, policy change, ballot initiatives, etc. She was a part of the first Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic, to provided assistance to individuals that needed to change their name or gender marker on important government documents.

Sarah Jane WestClients’ ChoiceAward 2017

Sarah’s Client Reviews

Sarah West was able to hear the dire medical situation I was facing and was able to articulate this to the court in a remote Arizona county know for zero-tolerance in “Criminal Speeding” prosecutions. By doing this, her representation saved me from having a permanent criminal record and subsequent possible job loss. Her direct conferences with the prosecutor, whom she knew well, prior to my case reaching the judge was something I could have never achieved on my own and is a true plus when hiring Sarah for representation. I am truly indebted to her for her compassion in representing my case honestly and fairly to the court with an outcome of a much reduced civil penalty and small fine. I could not have asked for a more wonderful attorney to represent me. The ease of speaking with her about difficult topics and her ability to appear on my behalf (which saved me from having to come back to Arizona) were just wonderful pluses. l know all results will vary based on each clients’ case, but Sarah made a huge positive difference in my life and I highly recommend her. – Former Client

I had lost my gun rights and I needed them back, my mother was the keeper of an heirloom rifle and had passed away. I needed my gun rights restored so that I could hold onto the heirloom rifle until I could pass it on to the next generation who would care for it.
I live in Oklahoma, so I had to do everything over the phone. Sarah West was assigned to my case. I had to share some embarrassing things about my past. Sarah West was all in and never made me feel uncomfortable as we talked. To make a long story short, thank you Sarah West. – Former Client

Sarah West was excellent in dealing with my case. She was patient, understanding and meticulous. This incident could have had a dramatic effect on my career. Thanks to Sarah I can move forward and be successful. – Former Client

Lindsay Benjamin

Of Counsel

Attorney Lindsay E. Benjamin was borLindsay Benjaminn and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and completed her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University. She attended law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California, where she was granted scholarships and graduated with honors with an emphasis in Intellectual Property. Lindsay was admitted to the State Bar of Arizona in 2004, and has focused her entire practice in family law: divorce/dissolution, annulment, legal separation, child
custody, child support, paternity, spousal maintenance, enforcement of orders, modification of orders, grandparent rights and assisting clients during mediation.

Lindsay is admitted to practice in Arizona State Court, the United States District Court (District of Arizona) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also has been admitted to the Maricopa County Bar Association and the American Bar Association (Section of Family Law).

Lindsay was elected as a Member and served on the Executive Council for the State of Arizona, Family Law Section, from 2005 through 2013. She has also been listed on the Madison’s Who’s Who List of Professionals in America in 2005 and 2006. Lindsay was recognized as a Top Attorney in Phoenix Magazine in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and as an Arizona Rising Star Attorney in Southwest Super Lawyers Magazine (awarded to only 2.5% of all attorneys in the Southwest each year) in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Lindsay has been recognized as America’s Most Honored Professionals (top 10%) in 2014, and recognized again in America’s Most Honored Professionals (top 5%) in 2015.

Lindsay was a founding member of People Saving Pets, a non-profit organization aimed at decreasing the number of euthanized animals in shelters by facilitating adoption events with Maricopa County. She has also served on the board of “Handbags and Tailwags,” a non-profit annual event sponsoring the Arizona Animal Welfare League.

Tyler Allen Law Firm is a proud supporter of Arizona students and teachers with our annual Back to School Give Back grant program, Arizona RESCUE.

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