Two Renaissance Square

40 North Central Avenue
Suite 2700
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

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

Location Information

Dustin A. Christner
TEL: 602-263-7315
FAX: 602-200-7882


University of Arizona
James E. Rogers College of Law
J.D., 1999

University of Arizona
B.S., Accounting and
Criminal Justice, 1995

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 1999
U.S. District Court  of Arizona
U.S. Court of Appeals,
Ninth Circuit

Dustin A. Christner

Dustin Christner joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli as Partner where he concentrates his practice on medical malpractice and health care law. Mr. Christner is an experienced litigator with significant experience defending claims of medical negligence, nursing home elder abuse liability, products liability and personal injury. He has represented nursing homes, hospitals, nurses, cardiologists, obstetricians, rheumatologists and other long term care and healthcare providers throughout Arizona. His representation has involved a wide variety of medical care issues ranging from wrongful birth to surgical complications to claims of abuse and neglect under Arizona’s Adult Protective Services Act (APSA).

Mr. Christner dedicates considerable time to the defense of long-term care providers who are targeted by well financed plaintiffs’ firms. His understanding of the day-to-day operations at long-term care facilities makes it possible for him to effectively represent some of Arizona’s largest providers. Mr. Christner strives to provide his clients with not just litigation services, but an array of risk management services, as well. He assists clients with pre-suit investigations and developing alternative resolutions to litigation.

In defense of product manufacturers, Mr. Christner has represented automobile, tire, construction equipment and consumer product manufacturers. He has defended these corporations against claims of personal injury, wrongful death, crashworthiness, seat belts, rollover/roof crush, airbag deployment, tire tread/belt separation and electrical fires.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel, Member
  • USLAW Network, Member
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member
  • Defense Research Institute, Member

Professional Recognitions & Awards

  • Listed, Southwest Super Lawyers, 2012

Presentations & Publications

  • “The Use of Arbitration Agreements in Arizona,” Presenter, Arizona Health Care Association’s Strive for 5 Forum: Legal Game Changers, February 2017