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The following article is a timeline of the Ace Attorney universe.

Basic reckoningEdit

It is important to note that the years used in this timeline are mostly based on the full date given on a DL-6 Incident case summary file, with all other events being portrayed as relative to other dates as opposed to having a definite point of occurrence. The murder of Gregory Edgeworth is recorded as having occurred on December 28, 2001. By the statute of limitations an unsolved case is closed permanently 15 years after its opening, putting the final resolution of the incident at December 28, 2016. From this, it is possible to construct a timeline of the Ace Attorney universe.


The developers of the Ace Attorney games, in particular the people in charge of putting down the ages of characters in the court record, have not paid much attention to any absolute timeline. This is evident in the fact that characters' ages do not change within a game (except during "flashback" cases), even when a new year passes by. This has led to some inconsistencies in character birthdates. The timeline for this page treats the "present" timeline of an individual game as a "year" (much like school terms that straddle the new year), which resolves some of these issues. More information on this can be found here.

Since the organizer profiles in Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth and Gyakuten Kenji 2 fit with corresponding court record profiles in Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations, the 2018-2019 "year" used in Trials and Tribulations is used for the purpose of birth years in these games.

The timeline itself follows. Please note that some of these dates are extrapolations (e.g., "two weeks after Phoenix Wright's disbarment" becomes "May 13") and may not be exactly correct. Nonetheless, it's unlikely that the "true" dates will ever be pinned down.















  • Trés Bien is established.
  • February 21: Bruce Goodman is murdered.
  • February 23-25: Trial of Lana Skye for the murder of Bruce Goodman.
  • February 25: Ema Skye goes to Europe to study to be a forensic scientist.
  • Miles Edgeworth travels abroad to discover what being a prosecutor means to him.
  • March: Maggey Byrde starts dating Dustin Prince.
  • March 20: Max Galactica joins the Berry Big Circus.
  • June: Léon the lion attacks Bat at the Berry Big Circus. Bat goes into a coma, and Acro loses use of his legs trying to defend him. Léon is put down by the ringmaster Russell Berry.
  • Manfred von Karma dies.
  • June 19: Turner Grey is murdered.
  • June 21-22: Trial of Maya Fey for Turner Grey's murder. Franziska von Karma travels to the United States to battle Phoenix Wright in court for the ensuing trial. Mimi Miney is revealed to have been impersonating her dead sister Ini Miney. Franziska von Karma suffers her first ever defeat in court. Morgan Fey is revealed to have aided Mimi in the murder plot and is incarcerated in Solitary Cell 13.
  • September 6: Dustin Prince is murdered.
  • September 8: Trial of Maggey Byrde for Dustin Prince's murder.
  • December 26: Phoenix Wright and Maya Fey take Pearl Fey on a trip to Berry Big Circus, where they witness Max Galactica's "flying" magic trick.
    • December 27: Russell Berry is murdered.
  • December 29-30: Trial of Max Galactica for Russell Berry's murder.
  • December 30-31: Miles Edgeworth returns to the United States.









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