Attorney Cristina Perez Hesano

Cristina Perez Hesano

Attorney

Perez Law Group, PLLC
7508 N 59th Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301
Phone: (602) 730-7100
cperez@perezlawgroup.com

Focus

Cristina Perez Hesano

Cristina Perez Hesano has been practicing law for over ten years in Arizona and has broad experience in various legal areas. Cristina primarily focuses her legal practice to bankruptcy, personal injury, wrongful death and estate planning.  Cristina graduated Arizona State University with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law.

In 2010, Cristina established Perez Law Group, PLLC to provide dedicated and competent representation to individuals and businesses in bankruptcy, litigation and debt negotiation.  In 2012, Cristina expanded her areas of practice and began representing clients in personal injury, estate planning, probate and trust administration, with the same zeal and dedication that had defined her career thus far. From medical malpractice and auto accidents to breach of contract and debt defense, Cristina’s commitment to fighting for her clients in a variety of practice areas has allowed Perez Law Group, PLLC to resolve several six-figure and seven-figure cases.

Whether the case is big or small, straightforward or complex, Cristina is passionate about standing up for those who have been wronged — no case is small or simple to a client who has suffered injustice.  In her personal life, Cristina is a mother to two beautiful children and a faithful parishioner.  In her spare time, she teaches indoor cycling classes at the Gainey Village Health Club & Spa to stay in shape and keep in touch with the community.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from Hofstra University
  • Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University

Professional Highlights

  • Admitted to practice in the State of Arizona
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court, District of Arizona
  • American Association for Justice 2019 – Present
  • American Association for Justice, Traumatic Brain Injury Section 2019 – Present
  • Arizona State Bar Association Trial Section Member, 2016 – Present
  • Arizona Association for Justice 2017 – Present
  • Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court Member, 2013 – 2018, 2019 – Present
  • Bankruptcy Section Executive Board Member, 2011 – Present
  • Bankruptcy Section Chair, State Bar of Arizona, 2016 – 2017
  • Bankruptcy Section Diversity and Inclusion Chair, 2019 – Present
  • Board of Directors, Eve’s Place, a non-profit program for domestic abuse survivors, 2012-2014
  • Young Lawyers Division Section Executive Council, 2011 – 2013
  • Young Lawyers Division Section CLE Chairperson, 2011-2013
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona: ADR Panel Mediator 2015 – Present

Recognition

  • 2020 Best Lawyers in America Recipient
  • 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star Recipient
  • 2018 Litigation Chair for CLE by the Sea’s Trial Track, Let’s Get Practical: Litigation and Trial Practice Considerations for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Actions.
  • 2017 The American Society of Legal Advocates, “Top 40 Litigation Lawyer Under 40”
  • 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star Recipient
  • 2016 American Jurist Institute “Top Ten Bankruptcy Attorneys of Arizona”
  • 2015 Most Admired Law Firm 2015 Arizona Central Reader’s Choice Award
  • 2015 “10 Best” Law Firms for Client Satisfaction in Arizona
  • 2015 National Advocates, “Top 100 Lawyers”
  • 2015 Super Lawyers Rising Star Recipient
  • 2014 Super Lawyers Rising Star Recipient
  • 2014 Co-Chair, State Bar of Arizona 2014 Convention, “Bankruptcy in Transition – Preparing for the Future”
  • 2014 Volunteer Lawyers Program Outstanding Participation in Pro Bono Award
  • 2013 Arizona Foundation for Legal Services and Education, Top Pro Bono Attorneys Arizona

Speaking Engagements

  • October 2019, Co-Coordinator, “Who Me, A Bankruptcy Judge? Roadways to the Federal Bench.”
  • July 2019, Panelist, 2019 ABI Southwest Conference, “Consumer Cases in the Headlines”
  • June 2019, Panelist, Panelist, State Bar of Arizona Convention, “The Power of Inclusion”.
  • July 2018, Moderator, CLE by the Sea’s Trial Track, “Let’s Get Practical: Litigation and Trial Practice Considerations for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Actions.”
  • July 2018, Panelist, Case Valuation: Tips and Tricks to Evaluate and Enhance Panelist, CLE by the Sea’s, “Let’s Get Practical: Litigation and Trial Practice Considerations for Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Actions.”
  • June 2018, Panelist, State Bar of Arizona Convention, “Imagine the Possibilities.”
  • June 2016, Panelist, State Bar of Arizona Convention, “All Things Exciting in the World of Bankruptcy Today.”
  • September 2015, Panelist, American Bar Association, “Breaking the Bank”
  • August 2015, Guest Speaker on “I am the Law” for Law School Transparency
  • June 2015, Panelist, State Bar of Arizona 2015 Convention, “Where Have All The Bankruptcies Gone? Practicing In Today’s World”

Other Interests

  • Completed the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, STAR-A Systematic Approach to Mediation Resolution, at Pepperdine University School of Law, 2013
  • Court Appointed Panel Mediator, Justice Courts of Arizona, Maricopa County, 2014 – 2017
  • Court Appointed Panel Mediator, US Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona, 2015 – 2019
  • Certified Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Certified in CPR/AED

Other Languages

  • Spanish
  • English