Christine is a member of the Professional Liability Department where she handles a variety of matters focusing on environmental and toxic tort litigation, product liability, property damage, personal injury and premises liability. Christine assists and participates in all phases of litigation from initial client contact through trial.
In May of 2005, Christine graduated from the University of Delaware where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Upon graduation from college, Christine gained practical legal experience while working for a boutique insurance defense firm in Media, Pennsylvania.
Christine began her career with Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin in 2007 as a litigation paralegal. While continuing full-time employment with the firm and maintaining a comprehensive case workload, Christine enrolled in the evening division program at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law where she earned her juris doctor degree in 2012. While at Temple Law, Christine was involved in the Women's Law Caucus and Trial Advocacy Program. Christine also participated in a Judicial Externship with the Honorable Arnold L. New in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. During her third year of law school, Christine spent an entire semester training for her first marathon which she successfully completed in 2011. Christine is currently admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
•National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty, Philadelphia, 2010
•Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Complaints in Your Law Practice, Union League, Philadelphia, October 2010
•Multistate Update on Insurance Agent and Brokers' Errors and Omissions Liability and Risk Management Issues, Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Seattle, WA, September 2010
•Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethics Complaints in Your Law Practice, Union League, Philadelphia, October 2009
•National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), Faculty, Philadelphia, 2008
•MDWCG Trial Advocacy Program, Chairman, 2003 - Present
•Product Liability Defenses, Insurance Institute of Philadelphia, 1998
•Trial Evidence, Instructor, Coastal Carolina College, 1987
Past Employment Positions
•U.S. Marine Corps (active duty), 1978 - 1991
•U.S. Marine Corps, Air Support Control Officer, 1979 - 1982
•U.S. Marine Corps, Judge Advocate, 1985 - 1991
•U.S. Marine Corps, Navy Marine Corps Trial Judiciary, Military Judge, 1997 - 2002
•Shifting Indemnity to Sub-Contractor For Negligence of Owner Or General Contractor: Perry/Ruzzi Doctrine Is Alive And Well In Pennsylvania, Defense Digest, Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2005 and Pennsylvania Defense Institute, January 2006
•Pennsylvania Superior Court Limits Use Of Frye When Seeking To Exclude Expert Scientific Evidence, Defense Digest, Vol. 9, No. 4, December 2003
•Plaintiff's Conduct May Be Admissible In A Products Liability Suit-It Depends On What You Call It, Civil Litigation Update, Vol. 7, No. 1, Winter 2002 and Pennsylvania Bar Association's Civil Litigation Section Newsletter, Winter 2002 and Defense Digest, Vol. 7, No. 3, June 2001
•Hold Onto Your Defense Evidence If You Want To Move For A Non-Suit, Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 6, December 1999
•Acura Integra Coupe Is Not Intended For Truckin', Pennsylvania Law Weekly, August 9, 1999; Defense Digest, Vol. 5, No. 1, February 1999
Pro Bono Activities
•Christine is a participant in the firm's pro bono program in partnership with the Veterans Law Clinic of Widener Law School, which provides legal services to military veterans and their dependents with disability compensation benefits claims pending before the Department of Veteran Affairs. Previously, Christine has volunteered for the Wills for Heroes program.
Year Joined Organization: 2012