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
4 year 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 the areas of medical malpractice defense, nursing home and hospital defense, and healthcare administrative issues. 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