About Us


With four attorneys from diverse backgrounds, Poulton & Noroian is well prepared to handle your legal needs. Business law, agribusiness, and estate planning for farmers and business owners are our main practice areas. We have particular knowledge in construction, bar & restaurant, real estate, and technology businesses.  We find law and business interesting and always look forward to tackling a complex issue for a client. We value our personal contacts with our clients and are available any time, not just during regular business hours, and we welcome whatever means of communication works best for you. In addition to general firm telephone and email, we provide our clients with direct telephone and email access to the attorney primarily responsible for your case who will promptly respond to your inquiries. If you would like more information about what we can do for you, contact us for a free initial consultation.

Our Attorneys

Kristin Penunuri

Associate Attorney
Kristin developed her logical and analytical orientation early, raised in a family of engineers and scientists here in Phoenix. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology magna cum laude from the Barrett Honors College at ASU, before working in the research labs at the Barrow Neurological Institute on the development of a diagnostic...

Karen Poulton

Senior Partner
Karen Poulton was born and raised in the Akron, Ohio area. She graduated from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in special education and a Master of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology. She worked as a speech language pathologist before earning a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. She taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha before attending law school. In over 20 years as a litigation attorney, Karen has helped companies, municipalities, and individuals win many different types of lawsuits in state and federal courts around the country.
Mike Poulton

Michael T. Poulton

Managing Partner
A life-long experimenter, Mike Poulton worked as a physics research technician while studying at the University of Nebraska. He designed and built lab apparatus for the Polarized Electron Group, including lasers, electronic instrumentation, and high vacuum electron beam equipment. Before attending the Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law, he worked as Project Engineer for a national commercial construction contractor here in Phoenix. Mike is a metalworker, ham radio operator, and outdoorsman in his spare time. As a pyrotechnician, he also conducts public fireworks displays including the City of Chandler’s July Fourth show.

Nisha Noroian

Nisha Noroian comes from a farming family in Blythe, California. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, with an emphasis in agricultural policy and law. Nisha still enjoys being involved in her family’s farming operation. While studying at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, she interned for U.S. Senator John McCain in Washington D.C. She also worked for U-Haul, Inc. handling business law and regulatory matters. Nisha was an Editor of Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science & Technology, in which she published an article, “Prior Appropriation, Agriculture and the West: Caught in a Bad Romance.” In her spare time she enjoys traveling, cooking, driving her 1967 Ford Mustang and watching the Arizona Diamondbacks play.