335 East Palm Lane
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
P: (602) 257-8900
A small town girl from Mesa, Arizona, Ms. Westerhausen practices criminal defense law, much to her parents’ surprise. Since 1990, she has focused full-time in the areas of trial work, appeals, and petitions for post-conviction relief. In 1997, Larry Debus and Larry Kazan greatly increased the size of the firm's name when they asked her to become partners with them, in the firm now known as Debus, Kazan & Westerhausen. She is rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell, as is the firm.
With her expertise in appeals, PCRs, and sex crimes, she has often lectured for the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice and for the State Bar of Arizona on these topics. Ms. Westerhausen has taught at state-wide conferences for sex crimes detectives, regarding the defense perspective of their investigations. She co-authored the criminal law chapter of the Arizona Appellate Handbook.
J.D., Arizona State University, 1985
B.A., Arizona State University, 1982
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1978
U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, 1978
Arizona Supreme Court, 1978
All areas of criminal defense with particular emphasis on representing people accused of sexual offenses.
Best Lawyers in America
Arizona's Finest Lawyers
AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
Member, State Bar of Arizona
Member, Maricopa County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Arizona Women Lawyer's Association
Past Chair, Arizona State Parks Board