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Cornelia Wallis Honchar

Domestic violence Attorney at Tucson, AZ

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About Cornelia

Learn Cornelia’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    55%
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  2. Violent crime
    25%
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  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
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  4. Sex crime
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Practicing criminal law is the best thing I've done in a long and varied career.  It gives true meaning to my life and to all things I value greatly: the protection of ordinary people against the enormous power of the government, which can take away our liberty, our freedom and even our lives.  A felony conviction in this country stays with you forever.  You can't vote or own a weapon, if you are convicted of a crime, unless your rights are restored by a Court, after you have completed your sentence.  

For the rest of your life you will have problems finding a job, housing, some benefits will be taken away from you, such as Veteran's benefits, for example.  You will have to admit you've been convicted for the rest of your life as well.

With these high stakes, you must have a strong defense and every effort must be made to resolve the case on the best possible terms for you and your future.  This takes time, work, creativity and the willingness to keep going, even when things look dark.  We can never say what a judge or a jury will do in any case--it's illegal and unethical for a lawyer to do so.  Any lawyer who promises you a specific result is simply wrong and unethical. 

I have a great team, love the work, as I said, and recognize that we all make mistakes.  We would be pleased to assist you.  Please call for a free consultation. 

 

Licensed for 45 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/21/2022
State IL
Status Retired
Acquired 1977
Updated 01/06/2023

Contact Cornelia

Law Offices Cornelia Wallis Honchar, P.C.
911 S Meyer Ave
Tucson, AZ, 85701-2926

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Posted by Heather | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A truly compassionate go-getter
We tirelessly searched the internet for a lawyer for our son and we are so glad that we found Cornelia! My husband and I live in Pennsylvania so we're we're nervous about coordinating our son's legal defense from such a distance. Ms. Honchar made it easy. She is tough, down to earth and gave us our chances right from the get go. She called and emailed us every step of the way even spending 2+ hours on the phone with me just for the consultation. When I hung up the phone, I knew we had our lawyer. Our son was facing multiple felony charges and walked out of the courtroom today with probation. She even argued our case and convinced the judge to let us bring our son home with us on parole. I can not say enough about how she took us under her wing and guided us through every appearance and paperwork and all the other details that came our way. She is worth every penny!!
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Posted by Mary | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Self Defense Case
My name is Mary, and I am writing this review to let anyone who is in need of an excellent lawyer Ms Cornelia will not disappoint you. We hired her in a self defense case for my son he was charged with 4 aggravated assaults, all felonies it was a very hard time in our lives, not knowing the law or what to do. Ms Cornelia was a godsend to us she is a compassionate caring person, my son was facing up to 30 years he is 22 so that was devastating to us. My son was determined to go to trial and Ms Cornelia felt confident he could win the case, but again if he lost hence the 30 years or more!! Words could never express what this wonderful woman did for my son. At some point of him being in jail he was threatened by other inmates and put in what they call the towers very traumatic for him and us his parents and siblings, there is absolutely nothing you can do!! Totally helpless feeling, Well she got him out of solitary confinement and transferred to another what they call pods, He did well for the rest of the time he was there. To anyone who reads this, Ms Cornelia is a lawyer you want standing by your side, To end this we decided not to go for trial, not because we did'nt trust her but for the fact that if he lost, well she got him a plea of 3.5 yrs with 1 yr credit. We will forever remember her in our hearts!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
She's awesome!
Cornelia Honchar is a fabulous lawyer. She is so kind and nonjudgemental. She will work tirelessly, any hour of the day to make sure she has done the most she can for you. She doesn't treat you just like a "criminal" but more like a friend, and will listen to you, in hopes to get the best results possible. I would recommend her to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer. If you want someone on your side, she's your gal.
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Posted by shanna | December 20, 2016
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I used to be her client and I'm still her client if I ever need anything
This is the most amazing lawyer I have ever known and have ever met in my life I was facing some really harsh charges and she got them all dismissed she's hard-working very professional in very education she deserves the most wonderful award for what she does and she is worth any kind of Penny every penny possible thank you thank you thank you
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Posted by sonia | July 18, 2012
Great attorney
I met Cornelia during a hard time.of.my life. my son who was a juvinlie at the time was facing 5 serious felony charges. During this time we have had other issues occure one being a financial hardship Cornelia worked with us. another was a need of having to relocate out of state again she made.this happen. while working on my sons case as I mentioned my son was charged when he was a juvinile but the charges he was facing were adult charges Cornelia did her research.and tryed to get my sons case down to juvinile charges though it was not a success Conelia did her very best took the time to look into this case and continues to work hard. I would like to add that not only is she a great attorney but she is a wonderful person with a great heart she is very thoughtful and careing. I would highly recommend her and diffenetly hire her as my attorney if I needed to in the future. She has a great team that works with her all whom are very helpful and great. Thank You Cornelia and staff.
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Posted by Lawrence | May 1, 2012
Review for Miss Honchar
Miss Honchar's tireless efforts in defending my son's case was second to none. She maintained her ethics, integrity, and responsibilty in defending my son's case to the end. Miss Honchar is a excellent attorney and a wonderful person with whom I am very proud to have had defending my son's case. Miss Honchars efforts was above and beyond, and I would not hesitate in retaining her services should the need be required. Miss Honchar is honest, straight forward and her attention to detail was also one of the many wonderful traits she posesses. At the time of this review being written, Miss Honchar is still working very hard in another aspect of my son's case. The best part of Miss Honchar is her passion for justice. If she believes in you she will work to no end in making sure justice is served. I feel that not just in my son's case but any legal matter, I would not hesitate in seeking Miss Honchar's legal expertise because I know I will receive a good, honest, straight answer. Most importantly Miss Honchar is respected and respectful. I wish Miss Honchar continued success and thank you is just not enough.
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Posted by Lawrence | April 23, 2012
Review Cornelia Wallis Honchar
Miss Honchar's tireless efforts in defending my son's case was second to none. She maintained her ethics, integrity, and responsibilty in defending my son's case to the end. Miss Honchar is a excellent attorney and a wonderful person with whom I am very proud to have had defending my son's case. Miss Honchars efforts was above and beyond, and I would not hesitate in retaining her services should the need be required. Miss Honchar is honest, straight forward and her attention to detail was also one of the many wonderful traits she posesses. At the time of this review being written, Miss Honchar is still working very hard in another aspect of my son's case. The best part of Miss Honchar is her passion for justice. If she believes in you she will work to no end in making sure justice is served. I feel that not just in my son's case but any legal matter, I would not hesitate in seeking Miss Honchar's legal expertise because I know I will receive a good, honest, straight answer. Most importantly Miss Honchar is respected and respectful. I wish Miss Honchar continued success and thank you is just not enough. Regards, Lawrence [removed by Avvo]
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Posted by Renea | June 1, 2011
THis team is it !
I met Cornelia during my criminal case and how lucky I was! This was very serious case with over 14 felony counts to me and my co-defendent. I was terrified due to the circumstances. She was very caring, and informative.She really knows her stuff! I am not in prison and have no felony conviction! I would really recommend this team for future cases you have. Mine was a nightmare and she and her team guided me through it .. I am so thankful for their hard work and dedication.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009.

Probation issued in AZ, 2009
updated on 06/14/2016

Probation means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities for a period of time in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Cornelia's comment: “I made one great mistake taking a divorce case for a woman whose husband was a drug addict and physically abusive, in my opinion. Rather than fight the Bar, I accepted an offer to settle the matter. That was 7 years ago. I've never taken another divorce case and haven't had a problem since. So I understand what it's like to be accused and, I assure you--I know how to fight back. As I will for anyone charged with a crime. Too much is at stake.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law of Corneila Wallis Honchar PC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Justice Court
  • Deputy Pima County Attorney Criminal Misdemeanor Division
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Hearing Officer City of Chicago, Department of Police
  • Chicago Police Board
  • 1999 - 2000
  • General Counsel
  • Private Practice Concentration in Legal Ethics and Legal Malpractice Avoidance
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Legal Counsel
  • Chicago Title Insurance Company
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Loyola University (Chicago) School of Law
  • 1980 - 1982
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Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor with highest honors
  • 1977

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Professional Conduct
  • Secretary
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Chicago Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee
  • Chair
  • 1993 - 1996
  • Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Standing Committee on Professional Conduct
  • Appointed
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Chicago Bar Association, Professional Responsibility Committee,
  • Vice Chair
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility
  • Appointed
  • 1992 - 2003
  • Chicago Bar Association-Editorial Board, CBA Record,
  • Vice Chair
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Chicago Bar Association, Chair, Urban Affairs Committee
  • Chair
  • 1991 - 1992
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
  • Fees, A Road Map Around the Quicksands of Malpractice
  • 2005
  • CBA Record
  • George Overton: A Legacy of Service to Country, Community, Clients and The Legal Profession
  • 1998
  • American Bar Association
  • Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Arizona, Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
  • Fees, A Road Map Around the Quicksands of Malpractice
  • 2005
  • Annual Meeting Featured Speaker
  • Quantum Physics and the Law
  • 2004
  • North Suburban Bar Association
  • Selected Issues: Legal Fees
  • 1999
  • Chicago Legal Secretaries Association
  • Ethical Issues Associated with E-Mail
  • 1998
  • 23rd National Conference on Professional Responsibility
  • Current Developments
  • 1997
  • 150th Anniversary Celebration
  • Legal Malpractice Avoidance and Update on Current Developments in the Law of Lawyering
  • 1997
  • Clifford Law Offices
  • Legal Malpractice Avoidance
  • 1996
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Honchar has as razor-sharp wit, great life experience, and great courtroom presence that makes her a superior advocate for folks charged with crimes. She approaches citizen civil rights from the criminal side, while I encounter most clients after they have been through the criminal law system and are trying to put their lives back together. Ms. Honchar's knowledge of the criminal justice system makes her a great resource for investigations into potential civil rights violation lawsuits in federal court."
Tucson Domestic violence Lawyer Cornelia Wallis Honchar
Cornelia Wallis Honchar
Domestic violence Attorney
Tucson, AZ
Licensed for 45 years
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