Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602-263-1700
Fax: 602-651-7599

Location Information

Cristina M. Chait
TEL: 602-263-7391
FAX: 602-200-7874


Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., 1993

Georgia Tech
B.S., Industrial Management, 1990
Dean's List
NCAA Tennis Team
Academic All-ACC

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Cristina M. Chait

Ms. Chait joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as a Partner in 2000. She practices in medical malpractice defense, nursing home defense, wrongful death and personal injury defense, physician representation at administrative hearings and general insurance defense matters. Ms. Chait is a frequent speaker on medical malpractice issues and is a member of the Arizona Women Lawyers Association. She also currently serves as Co-Chair of the JSH Diversity Committee.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • State Bar of Arizona (Member)
  • Arizona Women Lawyer's Association (Member)
  • IRB - Banner Health (Member)

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Volunteer Lawyers Program  (Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2006)
  • Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education (Top Pro Bono Attorney)


  • Fluent in Spanish

Presentations & Publications

  • “How To Avoid The Hot Seat: Good Claims Handling In Arizona,” Presenter, 2014 JSH Annual Seminar: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Hurt, November 2014
  • Nursing Home Litigation: Past, Present and Future, Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association Annual Conference, 2007
  • "Making Sense of Medical Cases in Arizona," Presenter, Institute for Paralegal Education, August 2004
  • "Claims of Discrimination by Physicians Based on Patient Disability," Presenter, MICA, July 2000
  • "Confidentiality of Drug and Alcohol Treatment Records," Presenter, Medical Educational Development Services, July 1999
  • "Confidentiality of Medical Records," Presenter, Medical Education Development Services, September 1998
  • "Changing the Legal Landscape of the Long Term Care Industry," Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association Annual Convention, August 1998
  • "Release of Psychiatric Treatment Records," Presenter, Medical Educational Development Services, July 1998
  • "Medical Malpractice Defense," Presenter, National Business Institute, 2010
  • "Healthcare Law," Presenter, National Association of Legal Assistants, 2010