Christina Kelly is based in the Phoenix office and has a diverse background devoted largely to litigating a variety of commercial, product liability, premises liability and personal injury matters. She manages the national litigation programs for a large transportation company, managing all aspects of the company’s general liability, premises liability and auto claims.

Christina has extensive experience counseling and advising clients regarding insurance coverage strategies, advising on policy implications resulting from lawsuits, and breach of contract and bad faith litigation. She is considered one of the leading lawyers in Arizona in the area of healthcare provider lien consultation. In addition to presenting seminars on medical lien issues, both on a national and local level, she is also the author of the Health Care Lien chapter of the Arizona Tort Law Handbook.

In addition to her law practice, Christina has been honored for her pro bono work. She is an active member of the Volunteer Lawyers Program, and has been recognized over the years for her service. She was named the Volunteer Lawyer’s Program’s Minor Guardianship Lawyer of the Year for 2022; given the Exceptional Remote Service Award for 2021; and was named the Children’s Law Center Attorney of the Year in 2011. In addition, she has been recognized as one of the top 50 pro bono lawyers in Arizona by the Arizona Foundation for Legal Services.

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  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, J.D., Order of the Barristers, 1998
  • Arizona State University, B.S., 1994


  • Arizona, 1998


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Arizona
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America 2024 for Commercial Litigation
  • Minor Guardianship Lawyer of the Year, Volunteer Lawyer’s Program, 2022
  • One of the top 50 pro bono lawyers in Arizona, Arizona Foundation for Legal Services, 2022
  • Children’s Law Center Exceptional Remote Service Award, 2021
  • Attorney of the Year, Children’s Law Center, 2011

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  • Speaker, “Title 14 Guardianships in Arizona,” Children’s Law Center, October 27, 2022.
  • Speaker, Title 14 Guardianships in Arizona,” Children’s Law Center, June 21, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Damages in Personal Injury Cases,” National Business Institute, April 26, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Liens and Subrogation Made Simple,” National Business Institute, February 22, 2019.
  • Speaker, “Advanced Auto Injury Litigation: Damages, Liens and Subrogation: Troubleshooting Key Problems,” National Business Institute, June 22, 2018.
  • Speaker, “Personal Injury Bootcamp – Applying Statutes and Case Law to Your Personal Injury Case,” National Business Institute, May 16, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Personal Injury Bootcamp – Case Assessment – How to Get the Information You Need,” National Business Institute, May 16, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Healthcare Provider Liens,” Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, April 21, 2016.
  • Speaker, "Healthcare Provider Liens and Medicare," National Business Institute Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation Seminar, June 19, 2015.
  • Speaker, "Identifying and Verifying Liens in Personal Injury Settlements – A Guide for Paralegals," National Business Institute, Institute for Paralegals Education Seminar, June 1, 2015.
  • Author, "Medicare Liens," presented to the Arizona Attorney General, November 7, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Medicare's Past Conditional Payments," Liability Medicare Set-Aside Workshop: 2012 Update, National Business Institute, December 7, 2012.
  • Author, "Health Care Liens," Arizona Tort Law Handbook, 2012.

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