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About me

I enjoy advocating for children and those who don't yet have their own voice.  I often take on Pro Bono cases from the Children's Law Center.  They have been some of my most interesting and gratifying cases.  When I'm not practicing law, I enjoy running, reading and watching movies with my family.  My oldest daughter and I take Krav Maga together and we now have some wicked ninja fighting skills. 


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Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 75%
    11 years
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    11 years



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  • Judd S Nemiro

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  • Carissa Kaye Seidl

    Kristy is an adoption lawyer unlike any other. Her experience and knowledge is unsurpassed. I highly recommend Kristy.


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Contact info

Stuart & Blackwell, P.L.L.C.

1490 S. Price Rd
Suite 318
Chandler, AZ, 85286


AZActive 200403/30/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono AccomplishmentsRose Marie Nunez2014
Top Pro Bono AttorneyVolunteer Lawyers Project of the Arizona State Bar2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Certificate of TrainingAmerican Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys2013
Interstate Adoption TrainingAmerican Academy of Adoption Attorneys2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerStuart & Blackwell, PLLC2011 - Present
AttorneyDonaldson Stuart, PC2004 - 2011
Law ClerkTiffany & Bosco2003 - 2003
Law ClerkCivil Law Clinic2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow2013 - Present
EVLLMember2013 - Present
I-Help TempeMember2013 - Present
Arizona Women Lawyers Association (Maricopa chapter)N/A2012 - Present
Maricopa County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
East Valley Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Juvenile Law Section of Arizona State BarMember2007 - Present
Arizona State BarMember2004 - Present
Family Law Section of Arizona State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Portland State UniversityFinanceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Southwest Regional ConferenceArizona Adoption Law2014
Families Supporting Adoption, Southwest Regional ConferenceAdoptions2010