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Chrisanne M. Gultz focuses on employment litigation in federal and state courts, including claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Ms. Gultz also handles charges brought against employers in federal and state agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Civil Rights Division of the Arizona Attorney General's Office (ACRD). Ms. Gultz has experience in all phases of litigation, from case inception through discovery and trial. She has tried two federal jury trials, one superior court jury trial, and multiple bench trials as second chair counsel and an evidentiary hearing as first chair counsel. Although she is unafraid to take cases to trial, Ms. Gultz also keeps her clients out of court by securing nominal settlements and preventing potential claims. She regularly counsels employers in a variety of industries on compliance with federal and state labor and employment law, conducts internal investigations, and drafts employee handbooks.


  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe, Arizona
    • J.D. - 2017
  • Arizona State University
    • B.S. - 2014
    • Honors: magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 2018
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 2019
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2023

Professional Associations

  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Phoenix Zoo’s Wildest Club in Town


  • The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2023, Labor and Employment Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Employment and Labor, 2022
  • PHOENIX Magazine Top Lawyers in Labor and Employment Law, 2022

Representative Cases

  • Second-chaired an 8-day trial in gender discrimination and defamation case in District Court of Arizona resulting in defense verdict.
  • Obtained summary judgment in District Court of Arizona on all claims by former employee alleging sexual harassment and retaliation.
  • Negotiated nominal settlement on behalf of employer in a claim alleging pregnancy discrimination.