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Kristen M Curry

Kristen M Curry

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

I am a Criminal Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of Arizona and I have been practicing law for over 21 years.  While the emphasis of my practice is criminal defense, I have also had experience handling family law cases and civil cases throughout the years. I also teach other attorneys how to challenge illegal searches.  While some attorneys like to advertise that they are "former prosecutors," I am proud to say that I have NEVER been a prosecutor!


I have represented thousands of clients over the years and get many referrals from satisfied clients.  I handle all my own cases.  If you don't need me, I will tell you so.  I will be honest with you throughout my representation as to how your case is looking.  


I have listed a few select cases in the "Cases" section to show you a sample of the type of work that I have done for clients. If you would like to speak with me about a criminal matter, I would be happy to meet with you at my office or speak over the phone. Thank you.


Kristen Curry 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    22 years



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • John R Gaertner

    Kristen is an EXCELLENT attorney. Sharp mind, organized and an experienced as well as aggressive trial attorney. I strongly endorse her.


    John Gaertner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Eric Hale Hitchcock

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Eric Hitchcock DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Curry, Pearson & Wooten P.L.C.

814 West Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85007-2105



AZActive 199305/23/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2013
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2012
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2011
Certified Specialist - Criminal - 5 year recertificationState Bar of Arizona2011
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2011
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2010
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2009
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2008
Certified Specialist - Criminal - 5 year recertificationState Bar of Arizona2005
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2005
Certified Specialist - Criminal - 5 year certificationState Bar of Arizona2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerCurry, Pearson & Wooten, PLC2003 - Present
Solo AttorneyLaw Offices of Kristen M. Curry2002 - 2003
PartnerCurry & Gaertner, PLLC2000 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Office Of David Michael Cantor1998 - 2000
Deputy Public DefenderMaricopa County Public Defender1995 - 1998
AttorneyLaw Office of Terry Mead1993 - 1995


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arizona Thurgood Marshall American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Arizona Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. LivingstonSuppression of Evidence and Dismissal
L. v. VelezJury Awarded $1,500,000.
State v. FlynnJury Acquittal for Extreme DUI

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJuris Doctor1993
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Twelfth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch & Seizure2014
Eleventh Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch and Seizure2013
Tenth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch and Seizure2012
Ninth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch and Seizure2011
First Domestic Violence CaseDefending Domestic Violence Cases2011
Eighth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch and Seizure2010
Seventh Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch and Seizure2009
Fifth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch and Seizure2007