Cheri L. McCracken ESQ, Attorney at Law
2402 North 24th Street | Phoenix, AZ 85008-1804 | Phone: (602) 231-0595 | Fax: (602) 231-0841

Attorney Profile – Cheri L. McCracken

Arizona Civil Verdict Award 2012
Martindal Hubble Award 10 Year Attorney Honor
Martindal Hubble Highest AV Rating 2009
Preeminant Worman Lawyer of AZ, 2012

I am a third generation Arizonan and earned my law degree at the Arizona State University College of Law. I began practicing law in 1979 and I worked for various federal agencies and departments as an Attorney / Advisor before founding my practice in the Valley of the Sun in 1984. Those roles included,

  • The U.S. Senate Subcommittee for the Improvements in Judicial Machinery Staff Assistant
  • Attorney/Advisor in the area of the Freedom of Information Act for all governmental agencies
  • U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Information Law and Policy
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency; Attorney/Advisor, dealing with personnel, flood insurance, contracts

I enjoy two aspects of practicing law immensely. First, is the ability to help solve problems and simply help people. The second is the immersion in areas and facts that I have not explored before. My practice has required me to explore everything from the effectiveness of fire sprinklers, to the proper compaction of dirt, to braking distances, to the USPSís definition of "a sense of urgency." I believe settlement negotiations should start with the first demand and the first phone call. However, a matter should be treated as if it is going to trial.

Admitted to Practice:

  • Arizona
  • U.S. District Court of Arizona
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Gila River Indian Community Courts

Honors and Recognitions:

  • Since 2002, AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
    Preeminent Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
    Preeminent Woman Lawyer, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Arizona Civil Verdicts: AZ Significant Defense Verdict Winner 2012 - Arizona State Bar
  • Who’s Who
  • U.S. Department of Justice – Special Achievement Award
  • Office of Senator Dennis DeConcini Law School Internship
  • George Washington University Mortar Board

Professional memberships & committees:

  • State Bar of Arizona
    • Activities: Rules of Professional Conduct Committee 1996 to 2001
    • Appointments Committee 2002 to 2008
    • Mentor 2008 to 2009
  • NELAís Ethics and Sanctions Committee 2016
  • Fee Arbitration Committee 2016
  • The National Employment Lawyers Association
  • The Arizona Employment Lawyers Association – current member of Board of Directors; Legislative Committee
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association – Maricopa County Chapter, Past President and State, Past President

Community Involvement:

  • John C. Lincoln Hospital, Gold Ball Special Event Committee (2004)
  • SARC – Artist for Autism Event
  • Board of Sunnyslope Family and Youth Partnership
  • Sunnyslope Juvenile Justice Committee
  • Group for Awareness of Public Spending Washington Elementary School District
  • Judge – High School Speech Tournaments
  • Site Committees Senita & Tumbleweed, Washington Elementary School District
  • WESD Task Force on Relocation of the Multi-Age Program (MAP)

Paralegal Profile – Fran Townsend

26 years with Cheri L. McCracken, Esq.

Fran has been with the Law Offices of Cheri McCracken for over nearly three decades as a paralegal and office manager. She received her AAS in General Business from Glendale Community College.

Paralegal Profile – Denise Adetokunbo

18 years with Cheri L. McCracken, Esq.

Denise joined with the McCracken Law Firm in 1998 as a paralegal member. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix and specialized in Personal Injury cases.