April 2024 – Full Representation

Cristi was transparent and informative from our initial consultation and throughout the entire journey of my divorce. Her communication was always top-notch, as phone calls and emails were answered in an expedient manner. Upon mediation, I received quite a favorable settlement due to Cristi’s diligent preparation and counsel. Cristi was always on my side throughout the divorce process, and I would highly recommend her services if in need of a divorce attorney.


March 2024 – Full Representation

I can’t thank Cristi McMurdie and her team at McMurdie Law & Mediation enough for their exceptional support during my divorce. From the moment I walked into their office, I knew I was in capable hands.

Cristi’s insight and guidance were invaluable as I navigated through one of the most challenging times in my life. She not only helped me see the possibilities of a new beginning but also provided practical strategies for achieving it. Her enthusiasm for my future career prospects was incredibly uplifting and motivating.

Throughout the legal proceedings, Cristi displayed professionalism and expertise, particularly when dealing with complex issues such as business division and taxes. Her negotiation skills were impressive, and she successfully managed challenges posed by the opposing counsel, ensuring a fair outcome for me.

But perhaps the most impactful aspect of Cristi’s representation was her dedication to preserving the well-being of my children. She worked tirelessly to establish a parenting plan that prioritized consistent parenting time while accommodating my career aspirations.

I am proud to say that with Cristi’s help, I have emerged from this ordeal stronger and more confident than ever before. I wholeheartedly recommend Cristi McMurdie to anyone in need of a compassionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated divorce lawyer.

Thank you, Cristi, for everything you’ve done for me and my family.

Chris M.

March 2024 – Divorce Full Representation

I was referred to six different lawyers, but Cristi McMurdie stood out from the rest. In the initial consultation I knew I wanted to proceed with her. She just “got me”. She is empathetic and understanding, but also realistic and tells you like it is. It was refreshing to work with her because I knew she would always tell me the truth. She negotiated the best case scenario settlement for me, and I couldn’t be more relieved. I highly recommend Cristi!

Cecily R.

February 2024 – Peer Testimonial

I have known Cristi for several years and have worked with her on various cases. She has also been thorough, attentive to her client’s needs, knowledgeable, fair, creative, and solution focused. She cares about her clients and prides herself on getting excellent outcomes. I will continue to refer clients to her knowing she will take great care of them and do a fantastic job!

Michelle Ogborne
Ogborne Law

December 2023 – Full Representation

Cristi is a very caring, attentive, and thorough attorney. She answered all my questions and advised me in every facet of my divorce. She was very effective in getting the results I wanted while keeping my case out of the courtroom. I would recommend Cristi to anyone wanting expert representation and guidance. She put my needs first in every step of the process and I am very happy with the result and am grateful for her hard work

Brent M.

September 2023 – Full Representation

In my divorce, I needed trust and consistency. Ms. McMurdie not only provided me with everything she set out to accomplish, she became a true advocate and led me through the ever-changing landscape of a divorce with confidence, poise, integrity and kindness. Ms McMurdie was the absolute best decision I made when selecting my legal team!” Thank you for everything that you have done for me.

Fred R.

December 2022 – Parental Rights

I had the esteemed pleasure of being referred to the capable hands of Cristi McMurdie by an attorney whom I hold in high regard. With her exceptional skills and unwavering dedication, Cristi ensured that my father’s rights were fully restored, leaving me with nothing but gratitude for her remarkable service.

December 2022 – Full Representation

I was referred to McMurdie Law and Mediation from two separate sources and I’m really glad I followed those suggestions. Ms McMurdie was empathetic and available to me whenever I had questions and she helped negotiate a settlement that left me feeling relief. I was able to move on with my life quickly thanks to Cristi!

January 2023 – Amy Trinidad

I was referred to McMurdie Law Office and so glad that I followed that suggestion.
Ms. McMurdie customized her representation to fit my financial needs and gave me excellent advice.
She encouraged me to work directly with my husband and work out a divorce settlement that was in both our best interests.
Ms. McMurdie provided sound advice and all the documentation needed.
We never even had to step into a courtroom!

I would recommend McMurdie Law to anyone who wants to go through a divorce with confidence.

March 2022 – Regina F

Cristi is a wonderful attorney!  She is pleasant and kind as a person and a pit bull in the courtroom.  Her knowledge pertaining to child custody cases is extensive.  This was a long process but Cristi was vital in getting our grandchildren awarded to us…we couldn’t be happier.
Regina F

January 2022 – John Sabo

Attorney Cristi McMurdie is both strategic and compassionate. This is a rare combination for family law. She knows how to guide you away from acting on senseless emotion, and towards solutions that improve your uncoupling process so you can find peace in your new adventure.

John Sabo, CEO, Future H20-B

July 2021 – Full Representation

Going through my first divorce was a real life changer for me. As far as my children’s lives and wellbeing, it was very difficult emotionally. Hiring Cristi McMurdie made the process move smoother and well-planned for the greater outcome for both myself and my ex-wife. The outcome was very much fair and just. I would rehire her firm again in the future. I highly recommend her offices to anyone going through a tough ordeal. Thank you Cristi and your team!
-Kevin Benally

February 2021 – Craig Cherney

Cristi McMurdie is the consummate professional both legally and personally. More important she gets tough when necessary to advance a case toward resolution while honoring the balance needed to keep both sides, and the lawyers fully engaged. I recommend Cristi for a variety of mediation disputes large or small.

Craig Cherney,
Canterbury Law Group

January 2021 – JP in Gilbert

I had no clue where to even begin when looking to start the process on initiating my divorce, but consulting with Cristi was the best decision I could have made. Her services made the process quick and as painless as possible and my divorce finalized without any issues. I trust and recommend her services to anyone looking for guidance or representation with regards to legal matters.

January 2021 – Full Representation

Cristi guided me through a very hard time in my life. She gave me great legal advice, saved me money and also was very compassionate to my situation. I highly recommend her. She was excellent.

January 2021 – Representation

I was referred to Cristi McMurdie by someone who knew she was a great attorney because they had their own  positive experience.  She helped me immensely during the most difficult time in my life when I really needed support.  She was always ready to listen, learn, and communicate. Cristi was fiercely instructional, quick to act, and very responsive. I would recommend her to anyone.  Thank you Cristi McMurdie!

July 2020 Happy in Maricopa AZ

I just wanted to take the time to share what a wonderful experience I had with Cristi McMurdie as a lawyer. When I first walked into her office, I was contemplating divorce. However, with her wonderful guidance, experience, and expertise, she was able to help me see that I had a good marriage and divorce was not a good path for me to follow.

I really appreciate her time and advise and I would strongly recommend Cristi McMurdie to anyone and everyone that needs help in those aspects. Please go see her because as an attorney and individual, she really cares about clients.

June 2020 – Shasta Nolte, Bellah Law

Opposing Counsel and I went to Ms. McMurdie with an extremely difficult and high conflict post decree modification. Walking into the mediation there was no way that either of the parties were willing to move away from their positions to the middle ground. Ms. McMurdie took extra time to understand my client’s legal position and emotional stance to see if she could assist with fulfilling the real important items to my client. She was able to make my client feel heard and understood, and then she explained the position of opposing party in a way that made my client open to working out an agreement. When we finished the mediation there was a full agreement with a lot of “out of the box” solutions that satisfied both sides. I would highly recommend Cristi McMurdie for your tough mediations and tough clients. Bellah Law and I will definitely use Cristi McMurdie in the future.

February 2020 – Juliet T.

Cristi is an incredible resource. I needed to alter my existing custody arrangement and had a lot of questions. Cristi listened closely, asked insightful questions, and provided guidance based on her experience. She brought up scenarios and suggestions that I never would have thought of on my own and I am so grateful that I reached out to her instead of attempting this by myself.

Oct 2019 – Amy Jorgensen

Cristi McMurdie is the ultimate professional.  She employs patience and strategy in getting the job done effectively and fairly.  She truly cares about her clients and will go above and beyond for them – even so far as to strategize how to save them time and money.  Thank you, Cristi for helping me through this transitional time in my life.

Amy Jorgensen
Retired school principal, now Vice President in financial services at OFS

July 2019 – LISA M. – Divorce Representation

Cristi was a heaven sent for me! The legality of my divorce was daunting alone, but Cristi made sure that I understood each step clearly and with confidence. With her many years of experience, and talents beyond her practice, she helped me get through my situation emotionally and legally got everything I needed to start my life anew! She is more than a lawyer and mediator, she’s the partner you’d want on your side to fight the fight you cannot. I will always recommend her! Thank you Cristi!

March 2019 – Shawni L – Representation

I chose McMurdie Law Firm because Ms. McMurdie is a bulldog. I was trying to go through the divorce with just a mediator but I didn’t understand anything that was going on. Ms. McMurdie stepped right in and lined me out, stayed by my side and still checks on me even though the case is over. She is super smart and on the ball. An absolute professional and brilliant mind. I thank her for all her hard work and would recommend her to everyone. Thanks Ms. McMurdie!

March 2019 – Sue, Buckeye, AZ – Mediation

We used Ms. McMurdie’s expert mediation skills to help my husband and I come to an agreement with my adult son over money he thought he was owed. She settled things down, got us to focus and we were able to agree with each other after 1-hour session.  Cristi made us feel comfortable with each other so we could talk things through.  She is a great listener, intuitive, and very personable. Thank you again for making this so much easier that I thought it would be.

January 2019 – Gloria, Limited Scope Representation

First and foremost, thank you for your assistance!  I know of you through your website and for anyone seeking services, I will always recommend you.  There is nothing easy about divorce and its process; your approach of respect and sensitivity to our case demonstrates your willingness and expertise to help make the divorce process as easy as possible.  There were no bumps or delays.  Again, THANK YOU!



November 2018 – Scott in Carefree, AZ

Divorce and Relocation Successful Using WHYMediate

Thanks again for your help.  [My ex-spouse] and I both feel as though we are in a good place and can work together amicably to deal with issues as they arise.   However, if we do find ourselves at an impasse and agree we need your help, we will certainly call you. We both really appreciate all you’ve done for us!

August 2018 – Jacob in Scottsdale

WHYMediate Mediation Services

Two months after Mediation:

Our family is doing great. The plan is working out. Both of us still work together as a team and with no doubt will continue to as we raise our kids. Our schedules are nicely coordinated. The divorce was ideal in how everything was worked out.


May 2018 – Margaret B, Post-Decree Client

Ms. McMurdie had not only provided me exceptional legal guidance, but also personal counseling in how to best handle conflicts with my ex-husband. I have become better equipped to traverse the understandably difficult situations a divorce can bring and I’ve become more confident in myself knowing Ms. McMurdie is on my side.

February 2018 – Carolyn C., Divorce with Children Client

Thank you for your legal services and helping me work through one of the toughest times in my life. Thank you for addressing every detail and crafting the decree to protect my interests.  Your meticulous attention to detail was phenomenal.  I will recommend you to all I know for your legal services.  Your staff were attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank you.



June 2018 – Susan X, Mediation Client

I am very thankful to Ms. McMurdie for her amazing Mediation Services regarding my case.  In my opinion she is a miracle worker!  Prior to mediation my husband and I had very little communication and our attorneys were unable to help us to clearly communicate on the issues and to come to agreements.  Ms. McMurdie was able to get us to the table and discuss these difficult issues and come to resolution.  She was skilled and tenacious and she never gave up through extremely difficult circumstances. Her services saved us a ton of money, time and frustration.  If you are in the middle of a difficult court case I highly recommend WHY Mediate Mediation with Cristi McMurdie.

February 2017 – John P.

I highly recommend Cristi for her mediation services. My ex-wife and I sought her help for our divorce. She helped make a very difficult time in our lives much more tolerable. Christi is a very thorough and competent professional who always had both of our best interests in mind. She always made us feel like we were being advised correctly. She also has a very calm demeanor that was a blessing for us as we tried to resolve our differences. Cristi’s strong sense of organization helped us to feel like our case would be handled competently and expeditiously, and her tutelage brought us to a fair and amicable settlement. My ex-wife and I remain good friends today in great part due to Cristi’s intercession.

July 2016 – Nicole Stearns, Attorney at Hallier & Lawrence, PLC

Thank you so much for all your help in this matter.  You provided excellent mediation services and helped us resolve a difficult case that I was not certain would settle.  I will be happy to recommend you to other attorneys and will most certainly use your services in the future.  Thanks again!


May 2016 – Alicia Owens, REA and Real Estate Coach

The presentation you did for our WUSA family was amazing! I will highly recommend your presentation to anyone and everyone, new and seasoned.

April 2016 – Alex K

I believe I have a very clear vision about who I am and where I am going, and what I am forgetting is to share that information with people.

March 2016 – Robin M

Cristi’s experience and professionalism delivered a settlement far
beyond what I hoped for.

February 2016 – Janet M. Lee – Owner, A Healthy Journey

I always felt heard in our sessions from you by the way you asked your next question. I learned a great deal about myself and what next step I could reach for from the Coaching process. It has helped me tremendously in relating to others, also in how I set my future goals/dreams and additionally how I encourage others to follow their path. I appreciated that you always started and ended our sessions on time, were prepared with an outline and were present each week to go with the flow if someone needed extra time or something unplanned came up. I would recommend Coaching to anyone that wants to grow, is willing to dig a bit deeper into why their life is stuck.

January 2016 – Janet R. Ed.D.

Cristi McMurdie is a fantastic coach!! I was in a small group coached by Cristi a few years ago, and every single one of us benefited from the program and are still connected to this day. Cristi is not an ordinary coach; she is an attorney as well as a highly trained coach who had explored her own life by applying the principles discussed in her coaching classes. She is well-read, a great listener, highly intelligent, and very motivational. When I started her program, I was divorced, single, a bit depressed, and not sure what I should do next. Since I have completed her program, I have earned a doctorate degree, am in a wonderful relationship with the man of my dreams, and started my new business. I hope that other people who find themselves at a point in their lives where they aren’t sure what they want to do, or need help thinking through options, treat themselves to this life-changing opportunity.

February 2010 – Cathy B

I recently hired Cristi McMurdie to handle our personal Wills and Trusts. Her knowledge of Arizona law and counsel were extremely helpful as we also transferred another Trust into our newly created Trust. I recommend Cristi to anyone needing quality legal assistance!

February 2015 – Daniel A

WHY made my divorce quick, easy and cheap!  Cristi and her staff were amazing and so helpful and made the process easy for me.  I will definitely use WHY again in the future and will refer my friends and family.

January 2016 – Mike R.

I got rid of decades of baggage and pushed myself to be the best I can be and experience many things I never thought possible. I found through my experience with Cristi and the other participants that I have a passion for leadership. I studied all the great leaders, attended many seminars, assumed many leadership roles in Toastmasters International, and this prepared me to take a giant step forward in my career. I also volunteered for several speaking engagements and high profile projects at work. In July, 2014, I was approached by my leadership team to take on a ‘pilot’ leadership role and I would be the first to take on this role in department’s history. I accepted the challenge, have been in the position for a year and 1/2 and, for 2015, my team was #1 in the nation!

I would not have had the passion to commit to this without Cristi’s help in addition to the participants she inspired. I am a better person now and I thank you very much.

August 2015 – Fashion W

Professional and Compassionate

In April 2011 I found myself in unfamiliar territory as my husband walked out on myself and my 3 year old daughter. I needed to find out what my rights were concerning myself but more importantly my daughter. I was referred to Cristi from a longtime family friend and we instantly connected and I knew that I could trust her to protect my family. Not only did she explain the law and my rights she gave me advise that I use on a daily basis. Cristi told me, “How you handle your divorce will pave the path for your future. If you start fighting with him now…you will always fight.” I took that advise very seriously and still use it today. My divorce has been finalized for 3 years and my ex-husband and I have a peaceful relationship and we co-parent extremely well. I have realized that I LOVE my daughter MORE than I dislike my ex-husband and I have come to peace with the fact that some things are out of our control. I highly recommend Cristi for any legal needs that may come up!!

July 2015 – Beth C

If you have to get divorced, this was the least painful way to go.   Cristi and her staff were very helpful and worked with us to reach an equal division of assets and debts, helping us come up with some creative solutions to keep things simple and most asset-preserving for both of us. I would have given 5 stars, but the initial draft of the consent decree draft had a few more errors than I expected. The staff fixed the obvious errors without charge, so if I could give 4.5, I would have. I would recommend Cristi and her staff to assist with a friend’s divorce proceeding. It was very nice to not have to each have separate representation, but instead one knowledgeable person who was impartial.

July 2015 – Kim P

Cristi has helped me through some of the toughest times of my life. As a young new mother going through a divorce I was petrified about court proceedings. Cristi’s compassion and knowledge put me at ease. Cristi fought hard for my case and we secured everything we wanted! Years later Cristi still reaches out to me asking for updates. I whole heartedly recommend Cristi! Her work is unmatched by any other attorney in the area! She is honest, caring, and hardworking!

July 2015 – Missy R

High quality service, honest and caring

Cristi McMurdie is extremely knowledgeable in many facets of the law. My experience with her has been that she truly cares about the people that come to her for help and she strives to achieve the best possible outcome for all parties in mediation. She helped us finalize our divorce at a fraction of the cost of attorneys, and got the job done in a much shorter time frame. I wish we both had begun working with her much sooner, it would have saved us so much time and frustration. Even if you and your spouse have a hard time being in the same room together, I would highly encourage you to give Cristi a shot at helping…she is truly talented at what she does.

July 2015 – Heather M

Compassion for Mediation

Over Two years ago I sought out for council to represent me in a custody case with my children’s father. We had a few sensitive issues with our case that required someone who was well versed in Family Law and had previous experience with special needs families. Cristi McMurdie was the perfect choice for that role. I met with Cristi on many occasions before our court hearing. The first day in court she corrected many errors a previous lawyer had made with our previous parenting plan. The judge ruled that the father and I needed to go to a court-appointed mediator and a blah blah. Unfortunately, no negotiations were made on either occasion which lead us to going in front of a judge for another hearing. Cristi exceeded my expectation her commitment to Due diligence regarding our case. As months went on she really understood both sides of our case and knew this was something we could come to an agreement with her help out of court. We made an appointment to meet in her office with the father. She created an even playing field for both sides. She was able to create an atmosphere that was safe and she was determined to make sure we were both heard. With Cristi’s legal experience and knowledge she was able to tell us what was appropriate to the courts which made it easier to come to agreements with realistic goals to our parenting plan arrangements. I am happy to say at the end of that day I felt such a relief and felt confident in the parenting plan decisions we made that day. It has been almost two years and we are still following the guidelines placed that day. The father and I are able to communicate more efficient and have the best interest to heart, which is what is best for the children. Cristi’s compassion for mediation diffused the stress and anxiety that came along in my situation.

June 2015- Kristin B

I have not only been a client of Ms. McMurdie, but have referred many of my friends to her.  She is honest, fair and reliable.  I have used her services for more than 15 years and would use her again if necessary.

She is the best divorce lawyer in the Phoenix area.  She will go the distance for her clients and is priced to beat the competition.

May 2015 – Ken J

Divorce is a painful, life-changing experience. I was in a fog shortly after my ex-wife and I made the decision to separate and divorce. Having to think about the legal side of divorce was not a task I was prepared for. Cristi made this process as easy as possible. I liked her approach of fighting for what was fair, not “going for the jugular” as many attorney’s would. While “fair” is somewhat subjective and largely depends on the states idea of “fair”, I felt satisfied that Cristi protected my rights as a father and ex-spouse.
After the divorce Cristi helped me write my first will, something I had neglected for several years.
Thank you Cristi McMurdie!

April 2015- Mary C

I highly recommend Cristi and the WHY?Mediate method for mediation in any personal or family matters that may be difficult to resolve without assistance. Cristi and her staff helped me through a very difficult and emotional life-changing event, skillfully and professionally guiding me through the divorce process.  Cristi did an excellent job of keeping the discussions focused while allowing both parties to air their respective grievances.  She did this with class, compassion, fairness and a great understanding of the law. Her expert understanding and management of the mediation process provided a safe and comfortable environment that encouraged an efficient and equitable resolution for both parties. As a result, high legal fees and court appearances were avoided.

Cristi’s staff is stellar!! Communication was timely and information was always provided with clear instructions with regard to every phase of the process, including a timeline of each step, what forms were required to complete and how to prepare for submission to the court. They always worked with our schedule, making the process move quickly through the system.

I am eternally grateful for both Cristi and her staff….priceless!

April 2015 – Ed N.

Cristi is FANTASTIC!
I met with Cristi about my existing divorce settlement to see what some of my options were for a not too well defined situation.  Since my issue was time sensitive, she made herself available to consult with me in a very short timeframe.  She reviewed my circumstances and gave me some sound legal advise.  She even volunteered to proof an email for me and lend some advice at no additional charge.  She responded to my email the same day, and even followed up a few days later to see how things went.  Very responsive and attentive!

March 2015 – Daniel A

WHY made my divorce quick, easy, and cheap!  Cristi and her staff were amazing and so helpful. They made the process so easy for me.  I will definitely use WHY again in the future and will refer my friends and family.

February 2014 – Frank S

Have known Cristi and her office for years! Great service she provides to the public and her clients. She goes out if her way to ensure clients are happy.

If you need legal work in the area of family law and want to get great service at a very fair price then hire Cristi. You won’t be disappointed.

August 2012 – Connie B

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Cristi was my first choice when I needed an attorney for my divorce proceedings; She was fair & was able to look at both sides of the issues.

August 2010 – Michael W

Cristi is an exceptional professional, she explained complex legal documents to my 80-year old mother into easy-to-understand concepts and language. My mother and I have complete faith in her knowledge and expertise and would willingly turn to her for further legal assistance.

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