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Christopher Ariano began his career as a Phoenix bankruptcy lawyer but later expanded his practice to include DUI and criminal defense.  Chris has the specialized knowledge base to confidently guide you through your bankruptcy or criminal matter.

Chris is a Midwestern boy at heart. He was raised in the suburbs of Chicago, a fan of deep dish pizza and the Chicago bears. He attended a private catholic high school, where he led the men’s golf team to a state championship competition. Upon graduating, Chris headed west to attend the prestigious Leeds school of business at the University of Colorado, from which he graduated with a B.S. in both information technology and management human resources.

Following in the footsteps of his father and brother, both accomplished attorneys, Chris decided to pursue a career in law. He attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctorate. While attending UDM, Chris interned under the honorable Judge Mark Randon, Federal Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. In addition, during his three years at UDM, Chris received several accolades for outstanding academic performance.

After law school, Chris relocated to the sunny state of Arizona and soon thereafter sat for and passed the Arizona state bar exam, thus gaining admittance to the Arizona state bar association. He was subsequently sworn in to practice before the US District Court for the District of Arizona. Thus began his accomplished career as a Phoenix-based bankruptcy attorney.

Chris has devoted a large majority of his legal career to both mastering the intricacies of successfully filing for consumer bankruptcy protection and handling a myriad of criminal defense matters. On a daily basis, Chris prepares and files both bankruptcy petitions and navigates criminal defense in Arizona. Having an unparalleled work ethic, Chris is devoted to guiding clients throughout the entirety of their legal matter.


Chris is both a skilled Tucson criminal defense attorney, focusing on areas of DUI and criminal misdemeanors, and an experienced bankruptcy lawyer, helping clients free themselves from burdensome debt. Contact Chris today to schedule a free consultation.   


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    8 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    8 years
  3. Chapter 13: 20%
    8 years
  4. Chapter 7: 20%
    8 years
  5. Debt Settlement: 10%
    8 years



Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Alexzander C. J. Adams

    I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable on how to help clients in what is often their times of need.


    Alexzander Adams Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
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  • William G. Berggren

    I would without hesitation endorse Christopher Ariano! He is skilled and knowledgeable attorney who cares for his clients.


    William Berggren Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
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Contact info

Ariano & Reppucci, PLLC: Phoenix

1430 E. Missouri Avenue, Suite B-150
Phoenix, AZ, 85014-2479

Ariano & Reppucci, PLLC: Tucson

177 N. Church Avenue, Suite 200
Tucson, AZ, 85701

Ariano & Reppucci, PLLC

420 W Casa Grande Lakes Boulevard N
Casa Grande, AZ, 85122-6153


1129 W Iron Springs Rd
Prescott, AZ, 86305



AZActive 200904/02/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Martindale Hubbell AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2015
Superb RatingAvvo2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top Contributor: DUIAvvo2013
Avvo Superb RatingAvvo2010
A RatingArizona Better Business Bureau2010
Avvo Excellent RatingAvvo2010
Top Blogging AttorneyAssociation2009
Top Young LawyerAssociation2009
Academic Book AwardUniversity of Detroit Mercy School of Law2008
Excellence for the Future AwardCALI2008
Academic HonorsUniversity of Detroit Mercy2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerAriano & Reppucci, PLLC2009 - Present
Senior Bankruptcy AttorneyAriano & Reppucci, PLLC2009 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorArizona Summit School of Law2012 - 2013
Contract AttorneyPhoenix Bankruptcy Law Firms2010 - 2010
Arizona Summit Law SchoolGuest Lecturer2010 - 2010
Law ClerkA Michigan Private Firm2007 - 2008
Judicial Intern36th District Court of Michigan2007 - 2008
Law ClerkAriano, Hardy, Nyuli, Johnson, Richmond & Goettel, P.C.1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Advocacy for DUI DefenseTop 100 Lawyers2015 - Present
9th Circuit Court of AppealsAdmitted Attorney2013 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2010 - Present
Arizona Bar Association Young Lawyers DivisionOfficer2010 - Present
Law Q and AFeatured Attorney2010 - Present
LinkedIn National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
LinkedIn Consumer Bankruptcy AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Arizona State Bar AdmissionMember2009 - Present
United States District Court of Arizona AdmissionMember2009 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stripping of Second MortgageSuccessfully Stripped second mortgage of secured status
Discharged Tax DebtTax debt discharged in bankruptcy
Loan ModificationRetained home through bankruptcy stay and navigated a loan modification
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State Bar of ArizonaBankruptcyOther - Bachelors2010
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Colorado - BoulderBusiness StudiesBS - Bachelor of Science2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Online SeminarChapter 7 vs. Chapter 13 Bankruptcy2011
In House SeminarBankruptcy Basics2011
Phoenix College of LawQ & A Session for Students of Law2010
Phoenix College of LawWhat to Expect from a Legal Career - Q&A for Current Law Students2010
Guest LecturerSolo Attorney: Q & A2010
Arizona Summit Law SchoolGuest Lecturer2010