Kristen DeWitt-Lopez


Phoenix Arizona Attorney Kristen DeWitt-Lopez Family Custody Decision Making Parenting Time Visitation Support


I'm proud to be an Arizona native.  I grew up in Central Phoenix and attended Phoenix Christian High School.  From there I headed to Tucson to study at the University of Arizona, where I earned my undergraduate degrees.  I stayed at UA for law school, where I had the opportunity to work with the Volunteer Lawyers Program on Family Law matters.  I also worked as an intern for Southern Arizona Legal Aid's Public Benefits Clinic and served as a law clerk for both the University of Arizona Office of General Counsel and the Pima County Superior Court.

Following law school, I returned to Phoenix and began work as a defense attorney.  I successfully represented hundreds of clients at all stages of litigation, from initial pleadings to jury trials.  During my years as a defense attorney I spent many hours in the Courtroom and honed my skills as a client advocate.  I am glad to put my experience to use for my clients. 

Since opening my own practice in 2012, my focus has been on Family Law, with an emphasis on Legal Decision-Making (Custody), Parenting Time (Visitation), and Child Support.  In addition, I am currently serving as a Judge Pro Tempore for Maricopa County Superior Court, covering judicial calendars and conducting settlement conferences in the Family and Civil divisions.

I run my firm as a family business.  I am honored that my clients trust me with what is most important to them--family.  I value the relationships I build with my clients, and recognize that every family is different.  I pride myself on customizing representation to suit the unique needs of each family. Whether you need full representation or just someone to coach you along the way, we can help.  Please call or email today to set up a meeting.


​University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2005.

​University of Arizona, Bachelors of Arts in Creative Writing and English, Summa Cum Laude, 2005.




Judge Pro Tempore--Maricopa County Superior Court


​American Bar Association

State Bar of Arizona--Family Law Section

Maricopa County Bar Association

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts--Arizona Chapter


​Understanding and Considering Special Needs Children in Family Court--AZAFCC Sedona Conference--Through the Looking Glass: Bringing Complex Family Issues Into Focus