Meet Catherine Medina

Your Compassionate Partner in Family Law

Since 2021, Catherine has proudly served as the owner of Medina Family Law Associates, carrying on a tradition of excellence in legal representation like her mentor before her, Terry Smith.

Catherine’s journey into the legal profession began alongside the esteemed Terry Smith, a luminary in the field of family law. Under Terry’s mentorship, Catherine honed her skills and developed a deep understanding of the complexities of the legal landscape. When Terry Smith decided to embark on her well-deserved retirement, Catherine stepped up to lead the firm, seamlessly transitioning into her role as owner and managing partner.

As the firm’s lead attorney, Catherine handles a wide array of family law matters, from dissolutions to child custody modifications, enforcement actions and beyond. Her dedication to her craft and her clients is evident in every case she handles. 

But Catherine’s approach to family law goes beyond mere legal skill. She believes that divorce and child custody matters are already fraught with complexity and emotion – hiring a legal team shouldn’t add to the burden. That’s why Catherine is a staunch advocate for amicable settlements, empowering families to have a voice in shaping their futures. However, when fairness and justice demand it, she’s not afraid to take a stand, whether it’s in the courtroom or the negotiating room.

For Catherine, professionalism, honesty, and hard work aren’t just buzzwords – they’re guiding principles. She sees her role as more than just a legal advisor; she’s a trusted confidante and ally, helping her clients make informed decisions about their futures with clarity and confidence.

At Medina Family Law, clients are more than just case numbers – they’re partners in a journey towards resolution. Catherine values the power of collaboration and cooperation, forging strong working relationships with her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

And while Catherine isn’t one to shy away from difficult conversations, she firmly believes that divorce doesn’t have to be a drawn-out ordeal. Instead, she approaches each case as a collaborative effort, guiding her clients through the process with compassion and empathy, so they can emerge on the other side stronger and more resilient.

With Catherine Medina by your side, you can navigate even the most challenging of family law matters with grace, dignity, and confidence.


  • University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
  • J.D. – 2019
  • Northern Arizona University, Glendale, Arizona
  • Bachelors of Science in Communication with Organization Emphasis – 2016
  • Honors: cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona

Past Positions

  • Medina, Mitchell & Smith Law, August 2021- Present
  • Smith Law Office, P.C., Associate Attorney, January 2021 – July 2021
  • Yoder & Langford, P.C., Associate, August 2019 – May 2020
  • Scott M. Baker, P.C., Law Clerk, March 2019 – May 2019
  • United States District Court, Judicial Extern for Judge David C. Bury, June 2018 – December 2018
  • Beretta Godoy, Legal Intern, June 2017 – August 2017