Clients rely on Christine primarily in the areas of commercial and complex litigation and for appellate work. She has represented both individuals and businesses in various areas of business litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, defamation, premises liability, personal injury, antitrust and conspiracy. Christine has briefed numerous appeals and has appeared before both the writ and full panel of the Supreme Court of Virginia and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Christine has achieved Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV® rating for legal ability and ethical standards. She was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015, 2016 and 2017 in the field of Commercial Litigation. In 2015, Christine was selected by her alma mater, Virginia Wesleyan College, to receive the Alumni Service Award. In 2011, she was recognized as one of the “Influential Women of Virginia” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Christine was selected by her peers to be included in Virginia’s “Legal Elite” in for several years and was featured in the December 2006 issue of Virginia Business Magazine in the “Young Lawyers” category for the 2006 “Legal Elite.” Christine was named a SuperLawyers “Rising Star” in 2007, 2008, and 2010-2012 and a SuperLawyer “Super Lawyer” in 2013-2017. She is also a member of the prestigious John Marshall Inn of Court.
Some of Christine’s representative cases include helping a Virginia company defend a breach of contract and patent infringement lawsuit in another jurisdiction; a minority shareholder dispute; and nationwide antitrust class actions.