• Criminal law (felonies, misdemeanors, DUIs, VOPs) 
  • Juvenile matters (delinquencies, dependencies, adoptions)
  • Guardian ad Litem & Best Interest Attorney in child custody matters



Joseph P. Terranova is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona and in U.S. District of Arizona. Retired from New York, New Jersey,  So. District of N.Y., and Eastern District of N.Y.


He can be seen most frequently in Superior Court of the County of Yuma (adult & juvenile), Justice Courts Precincts #1-3, and the cities of Yuma and Somerton municipal courts.

Honors, Education


  • 2018, Humanitarian Award, presented by Juvenile Drug Court
  • 2017-Present, Instructor, Teen Law SchoolⓇ
  • 2012-Present, Juvenile Drug Court Defense Counsel
  • 2005-AZ Public Defender Assn., Outstanding Public Defender
  • 2005--Tom C. Cole Award, for service rendered to Yuma County Drug Court
  • 2004--Volunteer Attorney of Mo., Maricopa County
  • 1996-John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL, J.D.
  • 1976 Rutgers University, B.A.