Donald Ramsell
  • Call
  • Email
  • Office

Donald Ramsell

Tucson DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyer

Behan Ramsell, P.L.L.C.

Main Office

1 S. Church Avenue, Suite 1200, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-220-5047

Practice Areas

DUI | Criminal Defense
Visit Website

Arizona Elite Lawyer — Attorney Profile

Donald Ramsell has over 30 years of legal experience in defending clients against DUI and criminal charges and has authored numerous amicus briefs involving DUI and criminal issues before the Hawaii, North Dakota, and Illinois Supreme Court. Donald co-authored an amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court, as well as the defense brief in the Illinois Supreme Court case of People v. Elliott, involving the issue of whether a rescission of a summary suspension was retroactive.

In 2016, Donald presented Motions and Appellate Brief Writing Workshop, a seminar hosted by the National College for DUI Defense that took place at Harvard Law School. He has also presented many other national seminars through the National College of DUI Defense, including Defending Death in the Desert, held in Tucson, Arizona; Field Sobriety Testing: Cross-examination of the Officer Workshop, held in Las Vegas; National DUI Case Law Update, held in Las Vegas; and "Demonstration of Cross-examination of Breath Test Operators," held at Harvard Law School.

Donald discovered the inaccuracies of blood and urine testing methods in the Illinois crime lab in 2015, which made the cover of The Column, the nationally distributed scientific journal. He also has publications in many other journals, including in Thomson Reuters Publishing Company, DWI Journal: Law & Science, and Inside the Minds: Understanding DUI Scientific Evidence.

He has presented to DUI Attorneys, Judges and prosecutors nationwide through webinars at Thomson-West Publishing, and his cases have been featured in London’s Financial Times and mentioned in over 229 newspapers worldwide. Donald has made appearances on ABC’s 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Court TV, and CNN Headline News.

In 2017, Donald became a partner of Behan Ramsell, P.L.L.C., bringing vast experience from his own firm, Ramsell & Associates, LLC, where he has attended over 100 Criminal Defense and DUI Seminars, defended over 13,000 DUI cases at his firm, tried over 500 DUI and Criminal Bench Trials, tried over 100 DUI and Criminal Jury Trials, written over 30 Appellate Briefs, and was qualified as an Expert on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.

Donald received his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in 1984, and his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Loyola University Chicago in 1981.

Practice Areas

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Author, DuPage Bar Association, 1989, 1992-1993
  • Certified Instructor Field Sobriety Testing, LaPier and Associates, 2001
  • Board Certification in DUI Defense, National College for DUI Defense, 2005
  • Gas Chromatography Testing, Axion Analytical Laboratories, 2009
  • Illinois Super Lawyers – DUI, Illinois Super Lawyers, 2009 – 2014
  • Dean’s Award, National College for DUI Defense, 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2012-present
  • Illinois Super Lawyer – DUI, Thomson Reuters, 2015
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2016
  • Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters, 2017
  • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
  • Elite Lawyer, 2017

Professional Associations

  • U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • Illinois Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Pima County Bar Association
  • American Chemical Association

Contact Donald Ramsell Today

  • Arizona Office
    1 S. Church Avenue, Suite 1200, Tucson, AZ 85701
    Phone: 520-220-5047