Krista M. Carman

Krista M. Carman

Partner

Location: Prescott, Arizona

Krista graduated from Northern Arizona University in 1998 with a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education. She was a special education teacher and then left the field to study law. She graduated from ASU College of Law and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in January 2003. Krista first practiced in Phoenix and then moved to Prescott in 2004. She has been practicing plaintiff's civil litigation since 2003. A large portion of her practice is devoted to serious injury and wrongful death matters. She has successfully litigated civil rights violations resulting in a wrongful death or catastrophic injury.

Krista also has represented individuals who have been discriminated in an employment situation or terminated wrongfully. She has litigated insurance coverage disputes in auto, home and general liability policies. She is admitted to both State and Federal Court in Arizona. She is an executive board member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Northern Arizona Women's Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee and a former member of the Supreme Court Appellate Appointments Commission and the Committee for Civil Justice Reform.

Additionally, Krista does civil appellate work. She has successfully appealed a number of cases and participated in many oral arguments at the Arizona Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Arizona.

As a spinoff of her personal injury practice, Krista has been retained numerous times to represent victims of crime including the families of homicide victims, assault victims, dog attack victims and drive-by shootings.

Finally, Krista has realized her full circle goal of practicing school law. School law is really culmination of all areas of law as schools operate as their own entities facing employment, personal injury, real estate, contracts and tax issues. Krista and her husband and law partner, André currently represent the local school district for some of their legal needs.

Krista was born in New Brunswick, Canada but was raised in Mesa, Arizona. She is married with five children. She enjoys traveling with her family, being active outdoors and in the gym, playing games and reading.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Employment Law
  • Appeals
  • Civil Rights

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2003
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2006

Education

  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. cum laude - 2002
  • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Major: Elementary and Special Education

Pro Bono Activities

  • Community Legal Services Volunteer Attorney, 2004 - Present
  • President, PUSD Education Foundation
  • Board Member, Community Pregnancy Center
  • School Volunteer
  • Victim's Rights Attorney