Cara L. Christian


Office: 602.792.1731


Cara’s practice at Christian, Dichter & Sluga, P.C. primarily consists of insurance coverage and commercial litigation. She is a magna cum laude, Order of the Coif graduate of Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law where she was a member of the Arizona State Law Journal, earned 4 CALI awards for academic excellence, and received Highest Pro Bono Distinction for her work with the Maricopa County Superior Court and Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists. While in law school, Cara was a research assistant for Professor Sarah Buel, sat on the executive boards for the Sports and Entertainment Law Students Association, Women Law Students’ Association, Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists and Delta Theta Phi law fraternity, and served as the ASU Law Student Liaison for the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyers Division.

Cara earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Davidson College in North Carolina, with a major in English and minor in Spanish. She attended Columbia University’s School of Journalism in New York and taught middle school and high school English, Spanish and French in South Carolina before traveling to Los Angeles to work as a media director in reality television. Cara gained admission to the Arizona State Bar in May of 2015.


Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, Dec. 2014)

  • Order of the Coif
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Bad Faith Insurance Litigation, Professional Responsibility, Constitutional Law II, Evidence
  • Staff Writer, Arizona State Law Journal
    • Outstanding Staff Writer Award
  • Pedrick Scholar
  • Highest Pro Bono Distinction
  • Executive Board Member
    • Women Law Students’ Association, 2013-2014
    • Volunteer Legal Association for Artists, 2014
    • Sports and Entertainment Law Students’ Association, 2012-2014
    • Delta Theta Phi, 2013-2014
  • Columbia University School of Journalism (Graduate Certificate in Publishing, 2008)
  • Davidson College (B.A., English, 2007)
    • Minor in Spanish
Court Admissions
  • State of Arizona
  • State of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, Arizona
  • Ninth Circuit Court Court of Appeals
Practice Areas & Expertise
  • Insurance Law – Insurance Coverage and Bad-Faith Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Criminal Defense
Articles & Lectures
  • Defense of the Emerging Claim of Aiding and Abetting Bad Faith, The Brief – American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS), October 28, 2016
  • Direct Actions for Medical Payments Claimants, The Whisper, Vol. 12, Issue 1, January 29, 2016
  • Sixth Circuit Affirms Class Certification of Consumers Aligned Against P&G, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Hot Cases, August 21, 2015
  • D.C. Circuit Affirms Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Protection for Internal Investigations, Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel Hot Cases, August 21, 2015
  • NWLSO Programming Needs? Give Bootcamp a Try!, Ms.JD, August 17, 2014
  • In Control: A Lawyer in the Tower, Arizona Attorney Magazine, December 2005
Professional Activites
  • Defense Research Institute, Young Lawyers Marketing Subcommittee, Blog Contributor
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyer’s Division, Executive Board Member
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division
  • State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers’ Division
  • Ladder Down Class of 2016
Community Involvement
  • Girls on the Run – Maricopa and Pinal Counties, Board of Directors
  • Junior League of Phoenix