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Kristi Michelle Morley

Family Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Disbarred Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2017

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details

About Kristi

Learn Kristi’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Ms. Morley assists family law clients in both litigation and post-litigation matters.

    11 years

  2. Estate planning
    25%
    Ms. Morley assists individuals in estate planning services such as wills and trusts, as well as other related needs.

    11 years

  3. Litigation
    25%
    Ms. Morley's background is in commercial litigation.

    11 years

Ms. Morley attended California Western School of Law, where she received the prestigious Kennedy Scholarship and graduated cum laude in 2005. She is admitted to practice law in Arizona and the U.S. District Court of Arizona.

 

 

 

Ms. Morley has been practicing law since 2006 and has developed a business-minded approach to resolving legal issues. She first began her career as a litigation associate at Sacks Tierney P.A., where she gained experience in complex litigation for corporate clients in both State and Federal Court. She has extensive practice in Family Law, Estate Planning, Probate, and Litigation.

 

 

 

Ms. Morley is a member of the Probate Law Section, Family Law Section, and Young Lawyer's Division of the State Bar of Arizona. She is a member of the American Bar Association and a director of the Family Law Section for the Maricopa County Bar Association. Ms. Morley is also a member of the Scottsdale Bar Association.

 

 

 

She prides herself in being a results oriented and settlement minded attorney, who looks for practical solutions to meet her clients' needs. Ms. Morley is also Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law, a distinction that recognizes her profound legal experience, solid reputation, and her demonstration of ethics.

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Location

The Morley Law Firm, PLC
800 North 1st Avenue
Phoenix, AZ, 85003

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Reviews

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Posted by Mandy | September 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Kristi is an exceptional lawyer. Her passion and dedication to fight for what is right is beyond expectations. Kristi is extremely professional and knowledgeable. She is a fireball in the courtroom!
Posted by Jesse | August 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!!!
Hiring Kristi was the best decision I made in battling for my children. As anyone knows being a father and trying to get full custody is almost nearly impossible, Kristi fought for it. I didn't get full custody but I got more than any other attorney would have fought for. Kristi traveled out of the county lines to represent me. She is super easy to work with, dedicated, honest about the reality of the case and outcome, very professional, and strives to get what is best for her clients. These are just some of the things that come to mind when it comes to Kristi, as I can't list everything that Kristi does. Just know she goes above and beyond her job. I highly recommend Kristi for child custody.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2015
I highly recommend Kristi Morley
I have the pleasure of having Kristi Morley as my attorney. Kristi is so easy to talk to and get along with. I couldn't of asked for a better attorney to represent me. I would highly recommend Kristi Morley as a attorney.
Posted by Blake | May 23, 2014
Excellent Attorney.
Kristi Morley was very professional and handled my case very well. Highly recommend Mrs. Morley as a attorney. Mrs. Morley answered all my emails fast and made this time for me a lot easier.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2014
Excellent Estate Planning
Ms. Morely provided comprehensive and professional review and recommendations to help me manage my estate and manage my assets. I found her to be concise and effective.
Posted by Matthew | October 3, 2013
Highly skilled and....
...empathetic. A rare combination in business, let alone in the Legal field. Kristi was attentive and responsive to my situation. She handled my small, yet extremely personally significant family law case, with a care and respect I had not experienced from an attorney. I would not hesitate recommending Ms. Morley to anyone in need of Family Law representation.
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Posted by Al | August 30, 2013
Kristi Morley is the right lawyer!
As a CEO of a Regional services company, having a decent attorney is vital. Kristi Morley provided key, helpful advice and services for critical tasks such as contract review, collections and various other important business legalities. Ms. Morley is a very bright and accomplished young attorney who has demonstrated the ability and drive to accomplish all of my company’s legal needs. Through her general knowledge, ethics and drive, Ms. Morley would be the right fit for any legal need you may have.
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Posted by Mark | August 27, 2013
Kristi knows what she's doing.
I have worked with Kristi on several business issues and she has been knowledgeable with every issue along the way, I wouldn't want to work with anyone else in regards to legal matters.
Posted by Rhonda | August 27, 2013
Morley Law, Highly Recommend!!
Ms. Morley helped me with my Heath Care Directive, not something you ever want to think about, but it was a necessary. She was knowledgeable, responsive and caring. She understood my needs and listened attentively. I would recommend Kristi Morley to anyone, and I appreciate all she did for me! Thank you.
Posted by Mark | August 26, 2013
Outstanding!
At the time Kristi helped us she was with a major law firm in Scottsdale. She was assigned to our issue by the attorney who normally handles our account because she had expertise in the area we needed help with. She did an excellent job and provided the exact service we required with a successful result.
Posted by Guillermo | August 26, 2013
Review of Kristi M Morley
Mrs. Morley is a great lawyer. Very experienced in her field of work. I would most definitely recommend her to any one who wants a fighting chance at winning a case in court. She pays a lot of attention to details and stays on top of things, very responsive.
Posted by Cindy | August 4, 2013
Best lawyer!!!!
Not only did she keep me informed, Kristi would call me Sunday working on my case and always kept me informed even when I was busy at work, she would e-mail me text me. Kristi has worked two of my cases my first case was very last minute I hired her a week before going to see a judge and she handled very professional and we won. The last case we won !we won !very pleased with the ruling!! Kristi is the best family lawyer ever!!! Thank u!!!
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Posted by Michael | August 3, 2013
Ms. Morley is my "go to" whenever a legal issue arises.
Over the years, I have used Ms. Morley for a number of services, both family law litigation and document drafting. In both areas, Ms. Morley competently represented me and achieved good results. Ms. Morley is practical, detailed, and has a solution oriented approach. I would recommend Ms. Morley's services.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 1.0 (Extreme Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Disbarment issued in AZ, 2017
updated on 09/07/2017

Disbarment is the most serious penalty for a lawyer. If this attorney is currently practicing law, you should contact the Arizona State Bar to understand the reasons for disbarment.

Interim Suspension issued in AZ, 2017
updated on 05/30/2017

Interim suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Family Law Attorney
  • Owens & Perkins, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Morley Law Firm, PLC
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Litigation Associate
  • Sacks Tierney, PA
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Litigation Associate
  • Bremer Whyte Brown & O'meara
  • 2006 - 2007
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Education

  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Arkansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tohono O'odham Justice Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • N/A
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Guardian of the Ribbon (Pink Heals)
  • Advisory Board
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Lead Counsel
  • Attorney Rated
  • 2014
  • Largest online fundraiser
  • Jerry's Kids
  • 2010
  • Who's Who among Executives, Professionals & Entrepreneurs
  • Cambridge
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Southwest Center for AIDS/HIV
  • Healthcare Planning
  • 2012
  • Southwest Center for AIDS/HIV
  • Healthcare Planning
  • 2011
  • Parkway Community Church
  • Healthcare Planning
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (70)
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Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney, who provides so generously to the AVVO community and gives sound legal advice."
Family Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Kristi Morley. She is an exceptionally gifted family lawyer. Unlike some who fleece their clients by padding their bills carrying out bizarre and unnecessary exercises in futility under the guise of "legal" work, Kristi puts the needs of her clients front and center and works diligently to steer them through a potential quagmire by providing sound and highly efficient representation aimed at achieving the greatest gain with the least personal sacrifice to her client. Experience, diligence, and a brilliant legal mind all make a big difference in our adversarial court system. In Kristi Morley these qualities present themselves in great abundance. The beneficiaries are those clients fortunate enough to have found her and wise enough to have hired her."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"highly endorse Mrs. Morley. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Kristi Morley for her work in family law."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kristi for her family law services."
Family Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristi is a passionate advocate. We wholly endorse her practice."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristi Morley is a talented and well respected family law attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law, truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristi is an excellent attorney that cares deeply for her clients. I endorse her and would recommend her if you need a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kristi is an excellent choice for your family law matter, and I have referred her a number of cases. She is smart, experienced, and pays attention to detail. She understands family law and the needs of clients going through litigation. I highly recommend her for both family law cases and estate planning."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Kristi is a thoughtful and skilled attorney whose number one focus is client service. When we worked together, I would repeatedly here accolades from clients and co-workers alike about Kristi's service and expertise. I strongly recommend her."
Estate planning Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kristi is an amazing lawyer. She is brilliant and truly cares about her clients. I highly recommend Kristi!"
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Phoenix Family Lawyer Kristi Michelle Morley
Kristi Michelle Morley
Family Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017. See details