Christine M. Brown
Christine grew up in Tucson, AZ and attended Northern Arizona University as an undergraduate, majoring in Communications. She attended law school at the University of Arizona and practiced as a criminal defense attorney at the offices of indigent defense in Phoenix for 12 years. Flagstaff was never far from her mind and she was given the opportunity to move back in 2002 as a senior litigator at the Public Defender’s Office. Following a short stint there she opened her own practice, Christine M. Brown, P.C. specializing in criminal defense, but also representing clients in guardianship/conservatorship cases, representing military veterans seeking benefits from the federal government, juveniles in delinquency and dependency cases, and conducting workplace investigations on the Navajo Nation, as well as other types of investigations.
Christine has been lead counsel in over forty felony jury trials of varying complexity, ranging from possession of marijuana to first degree murder and has appeared in courts all over Northern Arizona and the Phoenix metropolitan area.
In addition to running a private practice, Christine has served as a judge pro tempore for the past five years in the Flagstaff Municipal Court, the Flagstaff Justice Court, and the Williams Justice Court.
Christine joined Hufford & Horstman in 2019 as an associate and is grateful to work with such amazing attorneys with a wide range of backgrounds. She is excited to broaden the areas of law at Hufford & Horstman bringing her expertise in criminal defense to the firm.
Areas of Expertise
Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency
Civil Traffic Offenses
Work Place and/or pre-lawsuit Investigations
Northern Arizona University, BS, 1985
University of Arizona, JD, 1989
Arizona Courts (1989)
US District Court (1989)
Friend of anything 4-legged and furry
Activities and Memberships
Advisory Board Member: High Country Humane Association
Board President: Flagstaff Cooperative Preschools: July 2012 – July 2013
Board Member: Northland Family Help Center: December 2009 – May 2012
Coconino County Superior Court Mediator: December 2010 – present
Attorney Advisor: NAU Innocence Project: October 2004 – 2007
Member: Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice: 1996 – 2012
Member: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers: February 2005 – 2012
Commissioner: Flagstaff City Council, Diversity Awareness Commission: October 2003 – September 2006
Lawyer-Coach: Arizona Mock Trial Competition, Sinagua High School, Flagstaff: October 2002-March 2003