Kris Leonhardt, Esq.

Kris Leonhardt, Esq.

Ms. Leonhardt received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Indiana University-Bloomington, graduating cum laude in 2005. She received her Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in 2008, graduating cum laude. In law school, Ms. Leonhardt was a Pedrick Scholarship Recipient, and she worked for the Arizona Justice Project. Ms. Leonhardt also participated in the ASU Lodestar Mediation Clinic, during which time she volunteered to conduct over 30 hours of pro bono mediations. Additionally, Ms. Leonhardt served as a Court-Appointed Law Clerk in an appellate proceeding for a death row inmate, and she worked for a forensic psychology firm where she assisted in reviewing materials relevant to custody evaluations, competency evaluations, and family court interventions. She is also a member of the Scottsdale Bar Association.

Some of her most notable achievements include:

  • One of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016 Client Distinction Award by Matindale-Hubbell
  • 2016 Clients' Choice Award by Avvo
  • 2015 Client Distinction Award by Matindale-Hubbell
  • 2014 Client Distinction Award by Matindale-Hubbell
  • 2014 Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law
  • 2014 Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Arizona by National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012-2013 Pro Bono Volunteer Lawyer's Program Honor Roll by Maricopa County Bar Association

Ms. Leonhardt was admitted to the practice of law in Arizona in 2008 and Kentucky in 2010. Since graduating from law school, Ms. Leonhardt has worked extensively in the area of family law, and she spent two years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Child and Family Protection Division. Ms. Leonhardt is a second generation attorney, following in the footsteps of her father, uncles, and brother.

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