McMurdie Law Office - About

Cristi McMurdie has consistently provided exceptional representation to all her clients since 1995. Cristi is the President/CEO and sole partner of Tempe-based McMurdie Law Office, P.C. which serves clients in estate planning and family law. Cristi is also the President/CEO of WHYmediation, a dba of McMurdie Law.

Cristi has specialized in family law for more than two decades. She also has substantial experience in estate planning. Cristi values sustaining and preserving family relationships and their assets. Her conservative approach to clients' legal needs often entails reviewing options that may include mediation first, Opportunities for resolution out of court can occur at many junctures in a case. She can start and finish your case out of court, saving you money and time.

Cristi’s professional affiliations are: Family Law Section of the Arizona Bar, Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (MCAFM), Arizona Association of Conflict Resolution (AACR), National Association of Conflict Resolution, Better Business Bureau (BBB), and Arizona International Coach Federation (ICF). McMurdie Law Office has been a long term member of the Tempe Chamber and Chandler Chamber of Commerce, as well as contributes to Fresh Start Women's Foundation, Sojourner Center and Gabriel's Angels.

Cristi’s professional development expands beyond the legal arena to certifications in professional coaching accreditations, through the International Coach Federation and speaking.  Cristi is the President of Kuleana Consulting & Coaching, the umbrella company for coaching, consulting, and speaking services. Cristi is a devoted toastmaster to her home club, Dobson Ranch Toastmasters, holding the Competent Communicator and Advanced Communicator Bronze and Competent Leader designations. 

Cristi McMurdie and Sons


"Cristi is one of those professionals that you wish all professionals were like. Her energy, enthusiasm, knowledge and passion for her work are unsurpassed. And, her level of integrity is over the top."



Sandy Rogers ::
CEO/Executive Producer, Integrated Health & Fitness Expo, LLC


"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!"