Joined with other criminal defense attorneys in discovering and challenging mismanagement and deception in the State’s use of the Intoxilyzer 5000 in DUI arrests and prosecutions which resulted in the dismissal of thousands of unconstitutionally prosecuted DUIs.
Successfully defended baseball star Albert Belle against frivolous political charges brought against him solely for public relations purposes entirely outside the interest of justice.
More recently he has focused on personal injury matters and the aggressive defense of felony and misdemeanor matters ranging from first degree murder and DUIs to trespassing and prostitution, appeals and petitions for post conviction relief under Rule 32 of the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure and petitions to the Arizona Board of Executive Clemency seeking gubernatorial commutation of imposed prison sentences
Mr. Saienni is, or has formerly been, affiliated with Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Maricopa County Bar Association, Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity, Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, National Association of Home Builders, HomeAid Arizona, Valley Partnership, Community Association Institute, Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and the Arizona State Alumni Association, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
In addition to his law practice Mr. Saienni regularly teaches and puts on criminal law seminars on topics ranging from the criminal defense of DUIs to litigation ethics to the practice of criminal defense law in the federal court system. He is also an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and teaches ground and flight courses through his aviation affiliate “Clear Skies Flight Center.” He is also a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) Scuba Instructor through his affiliate “Blue Horizon Scuba.”
Joe Saienni is an Arizona native and an Arizona State University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, a Master of Business Administration and his Juris Doctor, all from A.S.U. Mr. Saienni was a successful businessman having held executive positions in finance and real estate prior to embarking on the practice of law in 1997.
Since that time he has appeared in hundreds of cases and has been lead counsel in dozens of trials throughout Arizona. His case list regularly includes cases in federal courts, county superior courts, city courts and justice courts throughout Arizona. His diverse practice has included complex commercial litigation, real estate matters, family matters, personal injury and wrongful death and complex international transactional matters.
Of high profile note, Mr. Saienni:
Represented the Concerned Citizens of Southwest Chandler in their successful zoning battle to bar a national retail chain from locating a big box superstore in their neighborhood;
Negotiated the international data management systems development service agreement between United States based Retail Application Specialists, Inc. and Malaysian based Metrojaya Berhad to systemize global retail operations;
Defended the man accused in the high media profile case dubbed the “Supersonic Bandit” allegedly having committed dozens of armed robberies during a three-month crime spree;
"A little rebellion now and then is a good thing and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical"
Thomas Jefferson (letter to James Madison, Jan 30, 1787