Licensed in Arizona, Colorado and Texas

Certified Criminal Law Specialist, State Bar of Arizona

Greg, a native Coloradan, has been a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist since 2000, as certified by the State Bar of Arizona’s Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed to practice in Arizona, Texas and Colorado state courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court and multiple other federal courts. Greg is also approved as counsel for the International Criminal Court and Lead Counsel for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. He is fluent in Spanish, passable in Italian, and almost unstoppable in English.

After graduating from the University of Colorado with a Bachelors in Philosophy and Tulane University with a Masters in Latin American Studies, Greg graduated from Northwestern University Law School. For many years he accepted appointments as first chair on the Capital Murder Panel in Pima County, Arizona, and federal death penalty cases where he is designated Learned Counsel. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a Life Member of that organization, has been A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell, is listed in the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, as well as being designated a SuperLawyer every year since 2007.

Since 2006, in addition to defending people charged in Arizona, he has been lead death penalty counsel to the Mexican Foreign Ministry, directing the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program. He supervises approximately three dozen of the top capital lawyers in the country in hundreds of cases and has personally appeared in more than thirty state, federal and international jurisdictions defending Mexican nationals charged with capital crimes.

Most of Greg’s work involves homicides and other very serious felony offenses. He has tried and litigated to favorable conclusions hundreds of upper-end felonies and death penalty cases, focussing primarily on homicide trials, appeals and habeas corpus. In addition, he has trained lawyers in Mexico, Argentina, and throughout the U.S., and has also testified and consulted as an expert witness in death penalty cases.

Download a PDF of Greg Kuykendall’s full résumé here.
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Peer Review Rated A-V by Martindale-Hubbell
Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member Phi Beta Kappa


Associate, Licensed in Texas only

Laura Ferry is an associate attorney at Kuykendall & Associates. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School and went on to clerk for the Hon. Nancy Gertner of the District of Massachusetts.

Following her clerkship, Laura was awarded an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellowship at Georgetown University Law Center. As a Prettyman Fellow, she represented indigent defendants in the District of Columbia Superior Court, supervised third year law students in the Georgetown Criminal Justice Clinic, and was awarded an LL.M. degree. Laura then joined the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, where she continued to represent indigent defendants in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Immediately prior to joining Kuykendall & Associates, Laura was a staff attorney at the Texas Defender Service, where she represented death row inmates in post-conviction proceedings and served as an attorney for the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program.

Laura continues to serve as an attorney for the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program at Kuykendall & Associates and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas.


Associate, Licensed in California, Arizona and Montana

Amy Knight is an associate attorney at Kuykendall & Associates. She earned her law degree at Stanford Law School after receiving an undergraduate degree in English and cognitive science from Vassar College and a Masters in Fine Arts in writing from the University of Arizona.

As a law student, Amy worked at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center in San Francisco, where she assisted in post-conviction representation of California death row inmates. She also participated in successful litigation challenging California’s lethal injection protocols. As a member of Stanford’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Amy participated in the litigation of several cases before the United States Supreme Court and she also served as an articles editor at the Stanford Law Review.

After law school, Amy clerked for the Hon. Lucy Koh of the Northern District of California. She then tried civil cases with the Drake Law Firm, P.C., a highly regarded trial firm in Helena, Montana, where she specialized in civil rights litigation. Amy has written extensively about criminal procedure issues and her publications include: Improving Sexual Assault Prosecutions: Can the Justice Department Use 42 U.S.C. § 14141 to Investigate Prosecutors’ Offices? 67 Stan. L. Rev. Online 17 (2014); Counterfactual Contradictions: Interpretive Error in the Analysis of AEDPA, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 203 (2013); and Insurmountable Obstacles: Structural Errors, Procedural Default, and Ineffective Assistance, 64 Stan. L. Rev. 727 (2012).


Associate, Licensed in New York and Arizona

Theresa Loken is an associate attorney at Kuykendall & Associates. She graduated cum laude from New York Law School after receiving a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California. During law school, she successfully participated in the Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and worked as a legal intern in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. After law school, Theresa obtained an Advanced Master’s degree in Public International Law from the University of Leiden in The Netherlands, where she served as an assistant editor for the Leiden Journal of International Law. She also represented the University in the Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition.

Prior to joining Kuykendall & Associates, Theresa was an associate at Yerman & Associates, LLC, an immigration law firm specializing in asylum applications and deportation/removal defense. She successfully represented many asylum applicants before the immigration courts in several different states and was the senior associate for the firm’s appellate practice. Theresa argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and wrote the briefs for successful federal appeals in the First, Second, Third, Sixth and Eleventh Circuits.

Theresa also serves as an attorney for the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program and is admitted to practice law in New York and Arizona.


Associate, Licensed in Texas only

Naomi is an associate attorney at Kuykendall & Associates. Naomi, who is a Licensed Master Social Worker in Texas, received a Bachelor of Social Work in 1989 and a Master of Science in Social Work in 1993 from the University of Texas at Austin. She obtained a Doctorate in Jurisprudence from Cornell Law School in 2001.

Naomi received a two-year fellowship from Equal Justice Works upon graduating from law school. Her host organization was Texas Defender Service (TDS). As an Equal Justice Works Fellow, she developed and implemented a project to incorporate social work students into capital defense teams. She was in private practice from 2003 to 2009, when she rejoined TDS. She worked at TDS as a Senior Staff Attorney from 2009 to 2016.

Naomi has devoted her legal practice exclusively to death penalty defense. She has been a Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program attorney since 2002. A major focus of her work is developing mitigating evidence in capital cases. She has also worked extensively in cases with evidence of intellectual disability.

Naomi is licensed to practice law in Texas and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Paralegal and Translator

Marisol Brooks is a paralegal, translator and office supervisor. She graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Baja California with a degree in international relations and has worked extensively with and for the Mexican Foreign Ministry. She also holds a certificate in legal, medical and business translation from the University of Arizona Continuing and Professional Education Program.



Milton Celaya is a paralegal. He graduated from the Universidad de Sonora with a degree in law. After law school, Milton worked for the judicial system in Sonora, Mexico, as a judicial clerk in both criminal and civil courts. Just before joining Kuykendall & Associates, he worked for five years as a protection officer in the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson.


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