Steve  Bonaguidi has  been  licensed  to practice law in Arizona since October of  2004.    He served the citizens of Maricopa County as a Deputy County Attorney from 2004 - 2018, prosecuting cases ranging from simple drug possession to homicide and molestation of children.  In 2018, Steve decided to follow his heart and pursue a career as a professional pilot.  He switched to part-time practice, defending clients throughout Arizona in civil traffic court, while obtaining his advanced ratings and building flying time as a volunteer for Civil Air Patrol.  

Steve’s love of aviation began at a very young age, with rides in his dad’s Cessna 172.  He built and flew his first remote-controlled airplane in 7th-grade, and had his first solo flight in a Beechcraft Musketeer (N5101R) in 1993.  He currently flies full-time for Cape Air as a First Officer aboard the Cessna 402C, based out of Rockland, Maine.  Aviation has always been his passion.


Professional Associations


  • Lawyer Pilot Bar  Association
    • member, 2018-present
  • Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of Court
    • member, 2016-present
  • Aircraft Owner's & Pilot's Association
    • member, 1993-present
    • Pilot Protection Program Panel Attorney, 2020-present
  • Civil Air Patrol
    • Aerospace Education Officer, 2016-2018
    • MIssion Pilot, 2019-present
    • AZ Wing Assistant Legal Officer, 2018-present

Awards & Recognition

  • Division Attorney of the Month, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. January 2010, January 2012,  & September  2017
  • Distinguished Service Award, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. March 2011
  • Volunteer Service Award, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.  April 2011, April 2012, April 2013, April 2014, April 2015, April 2016, April 2017

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The Bonaguidi Law Firm

233 E Southern Ave, PO Box TBD, Tempe, AZ 85282, US

(480) 269-2043