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Kristopher Califano

Kristopher Califano

 
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • Arizona, Arizona
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Lawyer Rating and Reviews
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5.0
Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Kris is all around one of the best lawyers in Arizona. He has years of experience that separate him for many other peers and the results he gets clients speaks for itself.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Kris and I from time to time work together on criminal cases.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

There are certain issues that need help from multiple attorney, which is where I come in to assist.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
2018
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Kris is extremely knowledgable about the law and effectively communicates with clients.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Kris is been a litigator for many years and worked in some the most fast paced criminal law firms in Arizona.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Kris is able to look at every case and effectively locate legal issues that might not be evident to others.

Communication Skills: Excellent

When Kris speaks with clients he is extremely patient when explaining tough legal issues.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Kris is highly ethical and there is never anything he would do to compromise a client.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal Law
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Drafting
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Trials
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I've rated Kris as I have because I have known him for the majority of his legal career, have seen him in court countless times, and am familiar with both his talent and his dedication to the practice of law.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague

Kris and I worked together in a specialty defense unit in Maricopa County dedicated to vehicular crimes and DUI defense.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client

I have worked with Kris on multiple DUI defense cases as co-counsel.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
I have worked with Kris for approximately 10 years.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

Kris has a unique ability to not only fight effectively on behalf of his clients and get them outcomes that other attorneys could not, but he also demonstrates a unique level of empathy and humanity when dealing with his clients. Kris is able to comfort his clients during some of the hardest periods in their lives.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Kris is a dogged researcher and is often consulted by other attorneys in the area of DUI defense for his depth of knowledge in the area.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Kris has always excelled in finding helpful case law that assists his defense in cases.

Communication Skills: Excellent

I have worked with Kris both in an out of the courtroom on legal matters. He is a durable fighter in trial and makes sure his clients are well taken care of.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

While the legal profession may, unfortunately, have some bad apples, Kris is highly regarded among his colleagues in the field, both defense and prosecution, as well as by judges on the bench.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Litigation
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
Kris is a fine individual, both as a person and as an attorney. He is compassionate, highly intelligent, and motivated to provide justice for his clients.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Mr. Califano has had some of the best legal training a lawyer could have. He has defended clients in more criminal bench and jury trials than many other lawyers in this state. He knows the Rule of Evidence, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and everything he does is to the highest ethical standard. He is one of the finest lawyers I know, and his reputation proves that to be true. I am proud to call him my fried and colleague.
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Q. How do you know this lawyer?
  • Current or Former Co-Worker/Colleague
  • Friend

I have known Mr. Califano Since we were in high school 20 years ago. We attended the same college, hired into the same law school internship with the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office. We were later both hired by the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office and our offices were across the hall from each other.

Q. In the cases you were involved in with this attorney, which of the following apply?
  • Same Client
  • Different Client, Same Side of Case

I have worked on numerous cases with Mr. Califano. In working cases with Mr. Califano I have learned that his ability to defend clients is second to none, he cares about his clients, he only wants the best for his clients, and he handles every aspect of his practice to the highest ethical standards.

Q. When did you work with this lawyer?
Beginning in 2006 we worked with each other at the Maricopa County Public Defender's Office. Today, we have separate law practices, but routinely work together on numerous cases.
Q. Was this lawyer an effective advocate/counselor and why?
Yes

If i ever found myself in trouble, Mr Califano is the first person I would call. Mr. Califano knows the law. He is dedicated to advocating for his client and always acting in their best interests.

Q. Please rate this lawyer on the following:

Legal Knowledge: Excellent

Mr. Califano's Legal Knowledge is Excellent. He has conducted numerous bench and jury trials.

Legal Analysis: Excellent

Mr. Califano knows the Arizona statutes and case law. Mr. Califano can cite to a case or statute and make a convincing argument before a judge or jury.

Communication Skills: Excellent

Mr. Califano's communication skills and knowledge of DUI/Criminal Defense are so esteemed that he is often asked to teach other lawyers and conferences is skills. Mr. Califano always accepts the invitation and is eager to help.

Ethics and Professionalism: Excellent

Everything Mr. Califano does in his practice is conducted to the highest ethical standards. Without a doubt, before Mr. Califano makes a decision on any case, strategy, or statement he always verifies his actions are in compliance with the ethical standards. In my opinion, there is nothing more important than this characteristic of an attorney.

Q. For which practice area(s) would you recommend this lawyer?
I recommend Mr. Califano for all Criminal and DUI Defense work. Mr. Califano has conducted numerous bench and jury trials. Mr. Califano regularly handles cases in all misdemeanor and felony courts throughout Arizona.
Q. Which of the following skills does this lawyer possess?
  • Appeals
  • Business Advising
  • Client Relations
  • Collaboration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Document Review
  • Drafting
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Financial Literacy (handling client funds)
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation
  • Negotiation
  • Oral Argument
  • Problem Solving
  • Trials
  • Use of Technology
Q. Please provide any additional comments about this lawyer
If I found myself in trouble, Mr. Califano would be the first person I call.
Q. I would recommend this lawyer to my family and friends
Yes