Craig Cherney -  phoenix divorce attorney-scottsdale-chandler, paradise valley-mesa-cave creek

Areas of Practice

Family Law:

Prenuptial Agreements
Marital Dissolution
Postnuptial Agreements
Spousal Maintenance Claims
Child Support Disputes
Decree Enforcements
Contempt Petitions
Complex Asset Recovery
Evidentiary Trials
High Net Worth Disputes

Federal Litigation:

Commercial Litigation
Real Estate Disputes
Temporary Restraining Orders ("TRO")
Preliminary Injunctions
Labor & Employment
False Claims Act Claims
Writs of Habeas Corpus
Grand Jury Preparation
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Americans with Disabilities Act

Real Estate:

     Serve as Expert Witness
     Real Estate & Vacant Land
     Purchase & Sale
     Fiduciary Duties
     Commission Disputes
     Private Equity Funds
     Pooled Investments
     Latent Defect Litigation


University of San Diego
     School of Law 1996
San Diego Law Review
University of Virginia
     Bachelor of Arts 1993

Judicial Clerkships:

     Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Chief Judge Judith Keep
        1996 (S.D. Cal)
     Law Clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Whelan
        (1998-2004)(S.D. Cal)

Court Admissions:

   - Arizona State Bar
   - California State Bar
   - Nevada State Bar
   - U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona
   - U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
   - U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
   - U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
   - U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
   - U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Craig Cherney is a different kind of attorney. He truly listens and solves problems rather than merely identify risks. Craig also brings complex real property, business and financial expertise enabling him to offer clients a tremendous strategic advantage. He provides a unique perspective to complex issues like division of business partnerships, income streams and high net worth assets often implicated in family law disputes.


In law school, only the top graduates are offered the privilege of working for a federal judge. Craig was one of the few to clerk for two federal judges after law school. Clerking for a sitting federal judge is the toughest training an attorney can get, bar none. Having participated in several hundred federal court cases, Craig’s writing and advocacy skills are razor sharp.


Craig has practiced law for 17 years and is actively licensed in three states: Arizona, California and Nevada. In addition to his term as a Big Law associate, Craig has served as in house corporate counsel, and Director and Vice President for two large real estate development firms.


This multistate perspective and business acumen brings a comprehensive and advanced approach to your legal issues that is uncommon among many practitioners. He brings a federal practitioner’s skills and years of private sector business experience to you -- skills that can give your case a distinct advantage.

Married to a lifelong Phoenician, Craig and his spouse reside in North Scottsdale with their son and daughter.


Client Testimonials:


"...with your straightforwardness and sympathetic understanding you were able to ease my "fears" and concerns. You both displayed honesty, dignity, humility and compassion during this ordeal..."


"Craig is an amazing attorney. He is rare in that he not only possesses a keen knowledge of the law but also an acute business acumen. His legal skills coupled with his business sense sets him apart from the rest."

"Craig Cherney has been a game changer for me in my dispute with my ex-spouse..."

"He is a level-headed, reasonable and caring person. He will handle your matter as if it were his own. He is a true legal gem. I recommend Craig and his firm without hesitation."


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