About Timothy A. Forshey | Legal Services Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ | Firearms Law Firm in Phoenix, Arizona | Timothy A. Forshey, P.C.


Timothy A. Forshey is a seasoned criminal defense, self defense, firearms law, family law and personal injury attorney dedicated to zealously protecting and advocating the rights of his clients through all ethical and professional means.  Tim provides a uniquely personal touch, offering counsel and comfort to his clients so they can focus on their lives while he manages their legal needs.

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Master of Science degree in Forensic Biology from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois. With over 30 years of experience in firearms law, personal injury law, family law and criminal law, Tim is a member in good standing of the State Bars of Arizona, Colorado and Illinois and a member of numerous professional organizations. He has been featured in several prominent magazines, including Time, Money, Phoenix, Guns and Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement.

Tim has been a National Rifle Association-certified instructor since 1996 and has served as the lead concealed carry instructor at the elite Scottsdale Gun Club since it opened in 2002. He is certified by the U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) as an A class shooter, the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) as an Expert class shooter and by the Glock Sport Shooting Federation (GSSF) as a Master class shooter. He has won numerous state and national shooting competitions in his class.

Tim has taught over 60,000 students the Arizona Concealed Carry Of Weapons Certification Course both in-person and through the AZ CCW ONLINE course and Safehouse Defense membership program he co-founded in 2019. 


Michael Johnstone is an Albuquerque native, and an admitted transplant to the Phoenix area. He has 20 years of experience as a paralegal in family law, criminal law, personal injury and general civil litigation. Additionally, he has a decade of experience teaching criminal justice, government, and general education courses in technical, vocational and community colleges in both New Mexico and at Arizona State University. He has an Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of New Mexico, and a Master’s degree in Business and Organizational and Security Management from Webster University.

He is an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, and remains true to his New Mexico roots and the UNM Lobos, but has, over the years, learned to also root for his Sun Devils!

Michael Johnstone

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