Tait D. Elkie, Attorney/Owner

Tait Elkie bio

Attorney Profile

Since entering the legal field in 1994, Mr. Elkie has devoted a great amount of his practice to helping his personal injury clients receive the fair compensation they deserve.

He is also well-versed in creating revocable living trusts, wills, living wills, and powers of attorney, and has assisted hundreds of clients in fulfilling their estate planning goals.

Mr. Elkie has been a licensed trial attorney in private practice since 2002, and has a high success rate defending clients in court who are charged with DUI and other traffic offenses, as well as those facing misdemeanor and felony charges.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Elkie served in the United States Marine Corps for four years. He earned the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1993. During his service in the Marine Corps, Mr. Elkie served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and also in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Elkie prides himself on his commitment to Fountain Hills, and has been extensively involved in the local community. You may recognize him from the Fountain Hills Town Council, where he served as Councilmember and Vice Mayor, from the Fountain Hills Republican Club, where he served as President, as a board member of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, and as an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #7507, the American Legion, Post #58, and the Marine Corps League, Detachment #1439.

If you would like to discuss a legal matter with Mr. Elkie, please call 480.FH-LAWYER (480.345.2993) or fill out our online contact form to set up a consultation.

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
Avvo Rating Excellent
Arizona's Finest Lawyers Sustaining Member
ASLA

Education

Bachelor of Science Degree in Justice Studies, 1997
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Juris Doctorate, 2002
California Western School of Law, San Diego, California

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Arizona
United States District Court, District of Arizona
United State Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Supreme Court
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Tribal Court

Memberships and Certifications

Arizona Association for Justice (formerly the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association)
Member

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member

Arizona’s Finest Lawyers
Sustaining Member

National Rifle Association
Certified Instructor

Honors and Awards

Attorney at Law Magazine
Attorney of the Month

The National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona Award, 2008 & 2012

Town of Fountain Hills
Former Councilmember and Vice Mayor

Fountain Hills Republican Club
Republican of the Year, 2015

United States Marine Corps Veteran
Operation Desert Shield and Storm Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, 1990-91
Operation Restore Hope, Somalia, 1992-93

Charitable Activities

Fountain Hills Teen Court
Mentor, 2007 – Present

Law for Kids, Mentor
2007 – Present

Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce
Board Member, 2014 – Present

American Legion, Post #58
Member, 2008 – Present

Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post #7507
Judge Advocate General, 2009 – 2016

Sunset Kiwanis
Past President

Fountain Hills Republican Club
Past President

Instructional Sessions and Lectures

Gila County Judicial Training Conference Speaker
Misdemeanor Case Flow, June 2015