Associate attorney Christa D. Banfield hails from Seymour, Indiana, a Small Town made famous by the hit song by John Cougar Mellencamp. In 2000, Christa bade farewell to Indiana and headed for Arizona to get out of the cold. Three ASU degrees later, seems Phoenix was a perfect match.
A busy lawyer raising two preschoolers, she finds balancing work while striving to put family first can be challenging. However, overcoming obstacles is one of many valuable lessons learned from her mother. “She taught me strength and independence,” characteristics that helped shape Christa into the patient, kind, empathetic, understanding fighter she is today.
In 2003, Christa obtained her first BS in Supply Chain Management, which she put to use as a business analyst for Honeywell before returning to law school. A critical thinker trained in analysis, she builds each case around an agreed-upon legal strategy to be implemented with precision, start to finish. Christa’s second BS was in Psychology, and while attending ASU’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law she focused her classes on Law and Psychology, earning her a graduate certificate in Law, Science, and Technology. This focus on psychology gives Christa special insight into mental health concerns, child development, substance abuse, domestic violence, and other issues affecting families under stress.
Family law has been her sole focus since admission to the State Bar of Arizona (2011). Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law (2015). Lawyer of Distinction award in 2018. Client’s Choice Award by Avvo, Inc. (2015, 2016). Christa is respected by peers and clients alike for her in-depth knowledge and experience, stellar reputation, and highest professional ethics.
In her free time, Christa enjoys hanging out with friends and getting out-and-about with family. This family loves exploring Arizona outdoors. “Camping with my hubby, two kiddos, and dog, that’s the best.” Hubby’s off-road vehicle is the perfect excuse for wilderness adventure, returning to camp just in time to toast another spectacular desert sunset.