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Christina Retts

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602-715-1868
cretts@wienekelawgroup.com

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Education

  • Arizona State University College of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, December 2004, Law, Science, and Technology Certificate
  • Arizona State University, Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, 2002, Bachelor of Fine Arts, summa cum laude, 2002
Christina Retts

Biography

Christina Retts focuses her practice on representing government entities, law enforcement, and corrections professionals against civil rights claims brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Bivens, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as state tort claims and class action litigation. She litigates complex cases in both federal and state courts across the country.

Tina has extensive experience defending law enforcement personnel against a broad range of civil claims, including cases involving excessive use of force, officer-involved shootings, TASER, less-lethal weapons, K-9 use, suicidal and barricaded subjects, positional and restraint asphyxia, excited delirium, warrantless search and seizure, failure to arrest, and wrongful arrest. She has also defended cases involving crime lab testing of evidence, including DNA; arson investigations and arson dog handling; and gangs. Her practice also encompasses the defense of inmate/detainee litigation, including prison classification/segregation claims, inmate assault claims, and religious rights allegations. Tina is also experienced with defending fire and corrections medical personnel against complex medical negligence claims.

Tina has also defended governmental entities in traffic and roadway design cases.

Employment

Wieneke Law Group
Partner, September 2017 to Present

Struck Wieneke & Love
Partner, June 2011 to August 2017 (Partner 2013)

Jones, Skelton & Hochuli
Associate, March 2005 to June 2011

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Professional Associations & Memberships

Member, State Bar of Arizona Member, State Bar of New Mexico Member, Federal Bar Association

Member, Arizona Public Risk Management Association Member, Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Member, Defense Research Institute

 

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