Kristin Penunuri

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 protocol for Alzheimer’s disease. Intent on moving from the laboratory to the courtroom, Kristin then earned her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. During her time there, she served as an editor of Jurimetrics (the American Bar Association’s journal of law, science, and technology) and participated in the Public Health Law Research Cluster. Kristin was designated a Scholar of the Center for Law, Science, and Innovation. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Arizona and in the Federal Courts.

As a medical malpractice litigator, Kristin’s background in bio-science facilitates her understanding of the medical issues affecting our cases. Scientists must learn difficult concepts quickly and use logic to rationally evaluate complicated facts. Kristin applies these skills daily to help her clients. From holding conference calls with medical experts evaluating the nuances of reconstructive liver surgery, to interpreting the results of lab tests in a client’s medical records, Kristin’s experience prior to joining the bar is an invaluable part of her litigation practice today.