Laura Cardinal has been a licensed attorney in the state of Arizona since 1988. She practiced criminal law for the first five years of her legal career with the Cochise County Public Defender and Legal Defender Office. She was the Cochise County Legal Defender from 1991 to 1994. In 1994, Laura entered private practice in Sierra Vista with the law firm of Richard Riley and Wallace Hoggatt. In 1997, Laura opened her first solo practice, which continued until attorney Robert Stachel joined her in practice. Cardinal & Stachel, P.C. operated in Sierra Vista from 2000 until 2010. Cardinal Law P.C. opened in 2010. Laura is a graduate of the University of Arizona School of Law, class of 1988. She received her undergraduate degree in economics in 1984 from the University of Arizona. Laura is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, and is admitted to practice before all state and federal courts in the state of Arizona.