Kristen Arredondo Yost

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Kristen Arredondo Yost practices in the areas of political and election law and commercial litigation. She has experience advising clients and litigating cases involving election issues, voting and constitutional rights, and other politically related matters. She has represented clients in federal and state trial courts, the Arizona Court of Appeals, the Arizona Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Kristen also has experience litigating complex commercial disputes representing a wide range of clients, including cases involving business torts, contractual disputes, legal malpractice defense, and other business litigation.

While attending law school, Kristen served as a judicial extern at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also worked as a legal intern at a non-profit law firm that advocates for individuals with disabilities. In her prior career, Kristen was a special education teacher in the Tempe Elementary School District.

Representative Matters

  • Co-counsel for the Arizona Secretary of State in successfully defending 11 lawsuits over the 2020 General Election. E.g., Ward v. Jackson, CV-20-0343-AP/EL (Ariz. 2020).
  • Co-counsel representing committees and candidates in election litigation, including lawsuits defending ballot measure challenges. E.g., Molera v. Hobbs, No. CV-20-0213-AP/EL (Ariz. 2020); James v. Hobbs, No. CV-20-0226 AP/EL (Ariz. 2020).
  • Co-counsel representing clients in litigation involving violations of civil rights and constitutional rights. E.g., Arizonans for Second Chances v. Hobbs, No. CV-20-0098-SA (Ariz. 2020).
  • Pro bono counsel representing a juvenile client in removal and asylum proceedings.

Activities & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Maricopa County Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • Arizona Capitol Times: 2020 Breakdown Breakout
  • Best Lawyers in America©: Ones to Watch – Civil Rights Law & Commercial Litigation (2022)

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Arizona State University, 2017, cum laude; Arizona State Law Journal, Associate Editor; Teaching Assistant, Legal Method & Writing and Legal Advocacy; Disability Law Project, President; Advocacy Program Against Domestic Violence
  • B.A., Special Education and Elementary Education, Arizona State University, 2012, summa cum laude
  • Admitted in Arizona, 2017