Kristopher Califano

Kristopher Califano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

Law Office of Kristopher Califano, PLLC
 | 4645 N 32nd St suite 150, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Phone: 602-402-8708
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Mr. Califano is dedicated to aggressively protecting the rights of the accused. He is a member of the State Bar of Arizona and is admitted to practice in state and federal court. Mr. Califano has represented nearly one thousand clients and is an experienced trial lawyer.

He has substantial criminal-defense experience and has represented clients charged with crimes ranging from minor traffic offenses to murder.

He has represented several hundred clients charged with DUI and has conducted seminars for other attorneys about DUI laws and trial strategy when defending DUI cases.

Mr. Califano is results oriented. He has obtained multiple felony and misdemeanor dismissals, lenient plea offers, and lenient jury-trial verdicts.

He credits his success to his knowledge of the law, his strong motion practice, jury appeal, work ethic, and firm negotiation tactics. He recognizes that there are two sides to any story, and is committed to strenuously arguing the law and facts for his clients.

Mr. Califano graduated from prestigious Pepperdine University School of Law. He was born and raised in Phoenix and attended Brophy College Preparatory for high school. He obtained a bachelor's degree at the University of Arizona in journalism, where he published stories monitoring the criminal justice system.

He remains committed to the Arizona community and committed to ensuring that law enforcement officials do not violate the rights and freedom of members of his home state.

About Kristopher Califano

Admitted: 2007, Arizona

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • 10/10 rating, Client's Choice, AVVO, 2014
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, AV Preeminent.  Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethics, AV Preeminent - Highest Rating, Martindale Hubbel, 2014
  • Top DUI Lawyer, North Valley News, 2014
  • Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Arizona State Bar member, 2007

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Men's Art Council volunteer/contributor, 2011

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Seminar style presentation to other lawyers.  The topic dealt with clearing and sealing criminal records pursuant to A.R.S. 13-4051.  , Speaker, Motions to Clear and Seal Records, APDA, 2016
  • Seminar style presentation to other lawyers regarding tactics in remanding felony DUI charges to the grand jury.  , Speaker, Felony DUI Remand Motions, APDA, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • 2017 Drug DUI dismissed, City of Phoenix, 2017
  • White Collar.  Victim alleged employee stole nearly 100K spanning several years.  Settlement negotiated- probation on all charges and ability to designate offense misdemeanor.  , 2016
  • 2 cases sperate jury verdicts -Not guilty extreme DUI, 2016
  • 15 Domestic violence cases dismissed, 2016
  • 10+ Domestic Violence cases dismissed in 2015, 2015
  • DUI case dismissed prior to trial, 2015
  • Sex case dismissed prior to trial, 2015
  • Hit and Run - all charges dismissed, 2015
  • .083 jury verdict - not guilty , 2015
  • .243 BAC -jury verdict -not guilty on all charges    , 2015

Representative Clients:

  • I have represented several hundered clients. Many of whom are small business owners, professionals, and other respected members of the community.  I have also been hired by billion-dollar international transportation companies to represent their Arizona contractors when they are cited or arrested.     My representation style acknowledges that anybody can make a mistake and every person, regardless of the allegation, deserves the most competent defense.  I regularly employ expert witnesses and private investigators to present the most persuasive defense possible.      , 2012

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine School of Law, 2004
  • University of Arizona Bachelor of Arts, 1999
  • Brophy College Prep., 1995
Office Location for Kristopher Califano

4645 N 32nd St suite 150
Phoenix, AZ 85018


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Last Updated: 10/23/2017

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