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I am a Criminal Law Specialist certified by the State Bar of Arizona and I have been practicing law for over 22 years.  I 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 numerous 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


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    23 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    23 years
  3. Appeals: 10%



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  • Marci A Kratter

    Kristen is an amazing lawyer. She is knowledgable and well respected. I am happy to endorse this lawyer.


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  • John R Gaertner

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


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Contact info

Curry, Pearson & Wooten P.L.C.

814 West Roosevelt Street
Phoenix, AZ, 85007-2105


AZActive 199307/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal - 5 year recertificationState Bar of Arizona2016
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers 2013-2016National Trial Lawyers2016
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated 2008-2016Martindale-Hubbell2016
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2008-2016Martindale-Hubbell2016
Arizona's Finest LawyersArizona's Finest Lawyers2015
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2013
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2012
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2012
Certified Specialist - Criminal - 5 year recertificationState Bar of Arizona2011
Top LawyerNorth Valley Magazine2011
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSouthwest Super Lawyers2010
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. Shannon S.Jury acquittal
State v. Pamela H.Suppression of evidence and dismissal
State v. CampbellJury Acquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
University of California - Los AngelesHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Thirteenth Annual APDA Statewide ConferenceSearch and Seizure2015
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