Having been in-house at a Fortune 500 insurer for more than a decade, Christine has a thorough understanding of the multifaceted business needs of her corporate clients. This insight enables her to provide practical and systemic solutions to complex legal challenges.
Christine joined our Houston office in 2018. She focuses on commercial property and homeowners’ property insurance coverage, bad faith claims litigation, uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, general liability coverage, and litigation. Christine earned her undergraduate degree in Applied Social Relations with a minor in Biology from Eastern Connecticut State University in 1999. She earned her M.B.A. at the University of New Haven in 2003.
Christine graduated with her law degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2007. She attended classes in the evening, while working full-time as a Paralegal for an insurance carrier. During law school she was a Law Clerk to the United States Regime Crimes Liaison Office in Baghdad, Iraq. She was also a Certified Legal Intern as part of the Criminal Clinic Trial Division. After being admitted in 2007, Christine gained litigation experience representing criminal defendants. She also represented plaintiffs in civil rights actions, and personal injury cases.
In 2009, Christine became in-house counsel for the insurance carrier where she was previously employed. Christine rendered pre-litigation coverage opinions, provided recommendations throughout the claim process, and assisted claim adjusters with correspondence to insureds including reservation of rights letters and denial letters. She managed litigation arising from first-party property claims, both personal and commercial lines. This included cases arising from Super Storm Sandy, Hurricane Ike, Hurricane Katrina, and Texas hail storms. Christine also worked on a significant number of arson and fraud cases. Additionally, she managed litigation arising from homeowners’ liability claims, and personal and commercial automobile claims.