Camelback Mountain
Kristin Mackin

Kristin M. Mackin
Ms. Mackin’s practice includes both civil and appellate litigation, as well as advising municipalities and school districts in areas such as contract drafting and negotiation, public records law, open meeting law, and development of policies and procedures. After clerking for the Honorable G. Murray Snow at the Arizona Court of Appeals, Ms. Mackin’s practice focused on development of civil litigation skills while representing private class action plaintiffs. Shortly thereafter, Ms. Mackin’s practice shifted to representing mostly school districts in both civil and appellate litigation and advising school districts at every stage of contract development. Ms. Mackin’s practice now includes representation of governmental entities in litigation of land use and zoning issues and defending municipalities in related §1983 claims in state and federal court. Ms. Mackin also represents governmental entities in election law matters, as well as private entities in commercial litigation disputes.

Bar Admissions

Arizona, 2005

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, District of Arizona

Arizona Supreme Court


J.D., cum laude, Arizona State University College of Law, May 2005

B.A. Plan of Study in Bioethics, Magna Cum Laude with Thesis Honors, Tufts University, 2002

Judicial Clerkships

Arizona State Court of Appeals, Phoenix, Arizona
Law Clerk to the Honorable G. Murray Snow, 2005–

United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona, Phoenix, Arizona
Law Clerk to the Honorable Charles Case II, 2005

Professional Memberships
and Activities

Co-author, "Education and the Arizona Constitution," 3 Phoenix Law Review 99 (Spring 2010)

Arizona Employment Lawyers Association, 2009-2011

Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, Senior Editor, 2004-2005

Arizona State University College of Law, Pro Bono Executive Board Member, 2004-2005

Arizona Justice Project, 2003-2004

Volunteer Legal Assistance Project, 2002-2005

State Bar of Arizona, Member