Our History

In 1993, firm founders Michael Perry and Michael Carnahan, now retired from the firm, left their large (150+ attorney) Phoenix all-purpose firm (O’Connor, Cavanagh) in search of a legal life which focused on what they do best - civil litigation. They believed they could best provide their clients with quality, timely, and economical service in a “boutique” setting. Time and effort has proven that belief to be true. Ensuring quality through good, honest attorneys and the finest available technology, the firm is able to offer superior, timely legal services at a lower cost than its larger brethren. 


Gary Hudson and Chris Hanlon joined the firm in 1996 and 2005 respectively and both became Members in 2009.  Michael Childers (Member), Chris Bork (Partner) and Kent Turley  ("Of Counsel”), formerly of the AV rated firm Turley & Childers, joined the firm in July 2013.  James Robles and Of Counsel Karen Perry round out the attorney team at Perry Childers Hanlon & Hudson, PLC.  Virtually all of our attorneys are listed as Southwest Super Lawyers, members of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and/or hold an AV® Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell®


With over 250 jury trials to their collective belts, the attorneys at Perry Childers Hanlon & Hudson are “trial lawyers”, not merely "discovery" and "settlement" attorneys.  Despite this, the firm recognizes the client’s interests are always best served by accurately evaluating and favorably resolving each case at the earliest possible stage of litigation.  The firm retains its clients through fair, timely and economical case resolution, being prepared to go to trial, but doing so only if in the best interest of the client.  


As a service to its clients, the firm’s attorneys are always available to provide answers to general questions of Arizona law at no charge.  When talking with potential new clients we always say “try us on one case”. We know that the value of a law firm can only be measured by experience. We are sure that your experience as a client of our firm will be a good one and we welcome the opportunity to be of service to you or your company.