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I am proud to be an Arizona native. I grew up in Central Phoenix and attended Phoenix Christian High School. From there I headed to Tucson to study at the University of Arizona, where I earned my undergraduate degrees. I stayed at UA for law school, where I had the opportunity to work with the Volunteer Lawyers Program on Family Law matters. I also worked as an intern for Southern Arizona Legal Aid's Public Benefits Clinic and served as a law clerk for both the University of Arizona Office of General Counsel and the Pima County Superior Court.

Following law school, I returned to Phoenix and began work as a defense attorney representing individuals and corporations on behalf of insurance companies. I successfully represented hundreds of clients at all stages of litigation, from initial pleadings to jury trials. During my years as an insurance defense attorney I learned the inner workings of the insurance industry and gained valuable experience as a litigator.


While working as an insurance defense attorney I also made it a priority to continue representing pro bono clients in Family Law, Estate, Guardianship and Immigration matters. I continue to do pro bono work for the Volunteer Lawyer's Program and The Florence Project and am pleased to offer reduced-fee services through the Modest Means program.

I started DeWitt-Lopez Law with the help of my husband. We both recognized that our community was lacking in quality attorneys who saw their clients as people not paychecks. We run the firm as a family business and are committed to providing the legal services our neighbors need. Family comes first for us, and our firm will treat YOU like family.


We see every client as an individual and will tailor our representation to suit your individual needs.  Whether you need full representation or just someone to coach you along the way, we are here to help.  Please call or email today to set up a meeting.


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 95%
    11 years, 150 cases
  2. General Practice: 5%
    11 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

22 total 

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  • Richard A Dillenburg

    I had a case that Kristen defended. While she is a very capable lawyer, the thing that struck me about Kristen is she is clearly a compassionate human being. I'm glad to hear she is now representing people. I know that she will care about her clients and if you need legal help, I would highly recommend her.


    Richard Dillenburg Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Celia R Reed

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. DeWitt-Lopez is well-versed in all aspects of family law. Her answers on Avvo show great insight and expertise, as well as compassion. I highly recommend her.


    Celia Reed Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

DeWitt-Lopez Law, P.C.

707 West Missouri Avenue
Suite C
Phoenix, AZ, 85013-1975


AZActive 200607/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Honorable Margaret M. Houghton ScholarshipArizona Women Lawyer's Association2004
George C. Dix Memorial ScholarshipIrmgard Dix2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDeWitt-Lopez Law, P.C.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyLewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP2006 - 2012
Associate AttorneyRai & Barone2005 - 2006
Law ClerkUniversity of Arizona-Office of General Counsel2005 - 2005
Law Student Intern-Public Benefits ClinicSouthern Arizona Legal Aid2005 - 2005
Deputy ClerkPima County Superior Court2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Local First ArizonaMember2012 - Present
State Bar of ArizonaMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Volunteer Lawyer's ProgramVolunteer Attorney2006 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers DivisionCo-President2010 - 2011
ASU Mock Trial AssociationJudge2007 - 2010
Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers DivisionMember2006 - 2012
Defense Research InstituteMember2006 - 2012
Volunteer Lawyer's ProgramVolunteer2002 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Adult GuardianshipGuardianship granted
Paternity and Child SupportPaternity established, Support awarded
Special Immigrant Juvenile StatusPermenent Residency granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arizona College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of ArizonaEnglish-Language & LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
University of ArizonaEnglish-Creative NonfictionBA - Bachelor of Arts2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Law DayFamily Law2014
Preparing for LifeEstate Planning2012
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: An OverviewImmigration2011
Case Law UpdateInsurance Defense2009
The Motor Vehicle Case: What's NewPersonal Injury2007