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Christa Banfield

Divorce and separation Attorney at Phoenix, AZ

5.0   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AZ
    Acquired 2011
    Status
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Ms. Banfield received her law degree from Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law in 2010. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Bachelors of Science in Supply Chain Management degrees from Arizona State University.

 

Ms. Banfield was admitted to the practice of law in Arizona in 2011. Since graduating from law school, she has worked extensively in the area of family law. Ms. Banfield has experience in litigation and also working with both parties to mediate divorce settlements. Ms. Banfield’s passion for family law came from her experiences in law school with internships with a pro bono domestic violence office, a Superior Court family law judge, and two successful family law attorneysMs. Banfield is Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law, a distinction that recognizes her profound legal experience, solid reputation, and her demonstration of ethics.

 

Ms. Banfield combines her work experiences in litigation and mediation to provide her clients with effective advocacy, compassion and understanding.

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Posted by Marc | December 14, 2022
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Very helpful
Christa was amazing! Any questions or concerns I had were answered in a timely manner. We got everything we wanted in our case. None of these cases are fun but with her knowledge of the system and laws she made it very easy. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer/team. Everyone in that office that I was in contact with was amazing! If you need a great lawyer I would highly recommend Christa!
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Posted by James | December 13, 2022
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Professional, understanding and reliable
Nobody ever wants to hire an attorney and go through a divorce but if that day has come, I highly recommend Christa Banfield. Christa represented me and always kept my best interest as the main focal point of the divorce proceedings. Her legal fees were extremely fair. I never felt like she was trying to upsell or extend any legal proceedings. I honestly felt like she was more focused on my best interest than what I was. She is a lady you can trust and who will always pay attention to the little details. She has a high level of professionalism and compassion.
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Posted by Katy | December 11, 2022
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Professional and Positive Counsel
Ms. Banfield went beyond the expected and was cognizant and supportive of my desires throughout the whole divorce process. Her professionalism and knowledge were unmatched by the opposing side. She was always a consistent positive presence even in the most emotional times.
Posted by Lynn | September 27, 2022
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Very Highly Recommend!!!
I can't say enough good things about Christa Banfield. She is highly skilled, determined and knowledgeable! Very responsive, professional, and caring about not only my case but also about what I was going through. Christa worked tirelessly to fight for my rights and my case had a very successful outcome!
Posted by Eduardo | September 2, 2022
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Great Legal Representation
Christa explained my divorce situation in great detail and helped me understand everything involved in a divorce proceeding. When I had questions regarding various specific situations, she provided proficient advice that made my legal matter smoother and less stressful, especially when children are involved. Christa made sure I was informed/prepared before every court hearing I had; Christa’s experience as a family attorney was evident. I am very thankful she represented me during the process. If you need a family attorney to represent you, I highly recommend Attorney Christa Banfield at Stewart Law Group.
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Posted by Jessica | September 2, 2022
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Will recommend to everyone
Christa Banfield is the best! She explained the process in detail. Always made me feel that she had my family's interest as top priority. Never made me feel that she was too busy. She always tried to keep the cost down. There is no one else I will ever go to and I will refer her to everyone that asks.
Posted by Mary Jo | August 29, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Christa walked me through this trying time with patience and professionalism. She is an attorney who knows her stuff and will not be pushed around. I will definitely recommend her to anyone who has any legal needs.
Posted by Nana Mensah | August 27, 2022
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Fantastic Attorney
Absolutely fantastic, she goes above and beyond . Pays very close attention to detail. She astonished me during my case and was very honest as well . I highly recommend her .
Posted by Scott | May 11, 2022
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Highly Skilled Assassin
This lady will mess you up on the wrong side of her table. She will mess you up. If you want to hit somebody.. hard... this is the lawyer for you. I'll endorse that from the other side.
Posted by Brandi | August 17, 2020
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Experienced Empathetic Lawyer
We had the best experience with Christa Banfield. She was empathetic to our case and took the time to get to know us. She has experience and advises her clients that is in the best interest of a child. I highly recommend her services. What a pleasant experience and am so appreciative to have Christa on our side.
Posted by Randy | May 20, 2020
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Just what I needed
Never in a million years would I have thought my wife of 38 years would have left me with zero notice for another man. But it happened. Right before Christmas. To say I was shocked and stunned would be an understatement. After a few days walking around dazed and confused, my daughter told me "Dad, I think you need to get a lawyer." I was fortunate to find the Stewart Law Group and Christa Banfield. I was impressed with how carefully she listened to me to fully understand my situation. What I especially appreciated was how reassuring she was. After I hired her, she handled everything for me, ultimately helping me to get an excellent settlement. For me, divorce was the worst thing I've ever experienced. I'm glad Christa was there to help me get through it. I recommend Christa Banfield highly.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2019
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Divorce services
Christa Banfield from, Stewart Law Group was professional and made the process clear so that you understand exactly what to expect. The support team at the law group kept in communication with me and Christa herself was flexible in scheduling meeting times. I highly recommend Christa Banfield who is looking for a great family or divorce lawyer.
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Posted by Jennifer Massimilla | July 27, 2019
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Divorce case
Attorney Banfield gave timely and important insight into my case. She practices with integrity and is aware of cost and tries to end the case as quickly as possible.
Posted by Tyler | March 27, 2019
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Wonderful attorney and person!
Christa has been an absolutely wonderful attorney. She has been representing me and started the process of my Parenting Time / Legal Decision making and all that fun stuff since January 2018. My case wasn't an easy cut-n-dry case where she didn't have to do anything. She had a lot of work to complete and she did it very diligently and always kept me in the loop. Opposing counsel was near non-existent as their client was also non-responsive. Christa went above and beyond to get answers. Would recommend her to everybody - which I actually do. Anybody looking for family attorney, please contact Christa. She will do a stellar job.
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Posted by Martin | April 3, 2018
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Custody & Child Support
Christa represented me in two separate custody cases. Both were long and ugly at times, but Christa always helped me to keep a positive spirit about things. Both cases ended up with a great outcome for me and a lot had to do with her tenacity and staying on top of things. She was always available whenever I had any questions and concerns and always knew exactly what to do with every hurdle that came up in the process. I have highly recommended her to friends and family already and would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Nancy | July 20, 2017
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Christa Banfield
I absolutely enjoyed hiring Christa. She was always available to speak with me on the phone or via e-mail. I felt comfortable explaining my concerns and feelings to her and she made me feel more like a friend of hers than a client. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Haley | April 12, 2017
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Christa is a great person who will fight for you!
I knew when I met Christa that she was the lawyer for me. She was smart, direct and extremely knowledgeable. My divorce was final last week after a year and a half. It was a tough road and over the year and a half, Christa fought for my kids and me. She never gave up and I have her to thank for my kids and my safety. She put her heart and soul into my case. She listened to me and she never made me feel like I shouldn't fight to protect my children. When I would become frustrated with the opposing counsel, Christa would assure me that we would prevail. I will be forever grateful to Christa and her dedication to my case. I could not have asked for a better person to go on this journey with me. If you are looking for a VERY knowledgeable lawyer who cares about you, then Christa is your lawyer. She is patient, kind, educated, funny, empathetic, understanding and a smart fighter. When the opposing counsel would go low, Christa would stay focused and fight with her intelligence and tenacity. That always wins in the end. She was never intimidated or backed down no matter how hard the opposing counsel tried. Thank you, Christa. Words cannot express my gratitude to you and the time you spent with me and on my case. You cannot go wrong with Christa by your side!
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Posted by Jason | March 7, 2017
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Christa was wonderful!!
Christa was a excellent lawyer always keeped us up to date on what was going on. Super professional in her work. I would recommend christa to anyone in need of her service
Posted by Gary | February 5, 2017
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Excellent Legal Support and Advice
As I searched for the right attorney to handle my divorce of a long term marrioage I wanted a lawyer that would understand not only the legal landscape but would be sensitive to how the entire divorce process was handled. I wanted the process to be as non confrontational and fair as possible but with a firm hand when needed. I got all that and more with Christa Banfield. She was able to balance my emotions and my end stated goal and stay focused on the right result. I also felt she was another much needed friend as I went through the process. Jeff Baker also provided excellent support throughout the process. The office staff was super friendly and treated me like a member of the family. I highly recommend this firm and in particular Christa Banfield.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2017
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Child Custody Modification
We were referred to Christa through a friend and we can't be thankful enough for that referral! We had visited with a few attorneys before Christa and my wife and I just never felt like the attorneys cared about us or our story and struggles, until we met Christa. She was someone who really listened to us and was relatable. She was real with us and told us the truth. She was so thorough with our whole case and made sure we turned in everything needed and turned things in on time. I was trying to modify my current custody orders and receive the time with my daughter that I deserved. Christa always made me feel like she was on my side. She also didn't waste any of my time in order to make more money. She consulted with me when it was appropriate and necessary. My case ended up in trial. The way Christa presented my case just blew my mind. She was on top of everything during that trial. I felt as if she knew my case inside and out so when anything was brought up during the trial she knew exactly how to address it. For the last 6 months my wife and I felt as if Christa was a sort of part of our family, she was drawn into every personal detail of mine and my wife's life. Even after the trial we will remain in contact with her and continue using her for any future uses. She won my modification case for my wife and I and we couldn't be more thankful for all of her dedication.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Stewart Law Group
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Owens & Perkins, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Owner
  • Banfield Law Office, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Mediator
  • Out of Court Solutions
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Lasiter & Jackson
  • 2009 - 2011
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Education

  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011
  • Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorney
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Female Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lawyers On Call
  • Family Law Q&A
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (15)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"It has been a pleasure to work with Christa for the last few years. Not only is she knowledgeable, but she has a fabulous spirit that makes her clients fall in love with her style. Divorce is hard, but Christa makes the process manageable. I highly recommend Christa!"
Child custody Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Christa Banfield. Christa clerked for me while she was in law school, and I have watched her become a knowledgeable, skilled family law attorney since that time. I refer clients to Christa for very competent service and representation. Christa is a talented and caring attorney who works diligently for her clients and is a strong advocate for children. It is my pleasure to endorse Christa."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Christa was respectful and professional throughout the entire litigation. She was a pleasure to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christa successfully assisted my partner and I with a family law matter earlier this year. She was responsive to questions, thoughtful, and had a great presence in the courtroom. It was obvious that she was passionate about what she does and wants the best for her clients. I would highly recommend her for any family law or related matters. She's fantastic."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Christa is a rising star in the Arizona legal community. She is a caring and compassionate lawyer and that cannot be trained or taught, it just comes naturally to her. She is a strong advocate that very much likes to win and she takes on each new case with her clients best interest at the forefront. She is also direct and to the point, with effective communication skills with her clients, opposing counsel and the judiciary. I highly recommend Christa as a family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Christa is a competent, passionate attorney, who advocates strongly for her clients. I highly recommend Christa for your legal needs and endorse her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Christa for 8 years and can recommend her as a family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christa without reservation. She is a highly skilled attorney. She is always well prepared, very thorough, and cares about her clients. I would not hesitate to turn to her if I needed assistance in this area."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christa is a wonderful attorney. She is ethical, knowledgeable and assertive in representing her clients. She is fair and reasonable. I've referred potential clients to Christa in the past and will do so in the future."
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Phoenix Divorce and separation Lawyer Christa Banfield
Christa Banfield
Divorce and separation Attorney
Phoenix, AZ
Licensed for 12 years