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Kris Leonhardt

Kris Leonhardt

also known as Kristina Leonhardt

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Juvenile, Family

About Me

Ms. Leonhardt received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington, graduating cum laude in 2005. She received her Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2008, graduating cum laude. In law school, Ms. Leonhardt was a Pedrick Scholarship Recipient, and she worked for the Arizona Justice Project. Ms. Leonhardt also participated in the ASU Lodestar Mediation Clinic, during which time she volunteered to conduct over 30 hours of pro bono mediations. Additionally, Ms. Leonhardt served as a Court-Appointed Law Clerk in an appellate proceeding for a death row inmate, and she worked for a forensic psychology firm where she assisted in reviewing materials relevant to custody evaluations, competency evaluations, and family court interventions.


 


Ms. Leonhardt was admitted to the practice of law in Arizona in 2008 and Kentucky in 2010. Since graduating from law school, Ms. Leonhardt has worked extensively in the area of family law, and she spent two years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Child and Family Protection Division. Ms. Leonhardt was recently awarded the Client's Choice Award in 2014 by Avvo. Ms. Leonhardt is also Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law, a distinction that recognizes her profound legal experience, solid reputation, and her demonstration of ethics. She has been named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Arizona by National Trial Lawyers. She was also named to the 2012-2013 Maricopa County Bar Association Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer's Program Honor Roll. Ms. Leonhardt is a second generation attorney, following in the footsteps of her father, uncles, and brother.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Divorce & Separation: 50%
    7 years
  2. Family: 25%
    7 years
  3. Juvenile: 25%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Joel A Gildar

    Kris is a dedicated and very compassionate attorney. I highly recommend her.

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    Joel Gildar Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kaine Robert Fisher

    Kris is tough but reasonable - exactly the qualities you want in your divorce lawyer. She has an eye toward settlement, but at the same time, can be a ferocious litigator if the situation calls for it. I never questioned Kris' ethics. She is a consummate professional and I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a seasoned family law attorney.

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    Kaine Fisher Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Owens & Perkins, P.C.

7322 East Thomas Road
Scottsdale, AZ, 85251

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
KYAuthorized to practice law201005/16/2013
AZActive 200803/28/2012

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lead Counsel Rated in Family LawLead Counsel2014
Top 40 Under 40 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
2012-2013 Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer's Program Honor RollMaricopa County Bar Association2013

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateOwens & Perkins, P.C.2013 - Present
Assistant Attorney GeneralArizona Attorney General's Office2010 - 2013

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of Arizona, Young Lawyers DivisionN/A2008 - Present

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJuris Doctor2008
Indiana UniveristyPsychologyBachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Lawyers On CallFamily Law2014
Juvenille Law in ArizonaJuvenille Law2014
DUI in ArizonaDUI2014