Christine is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Practice where she focuses on business litigation, labor and employment, higher education and tort defense matters. She represents colleges and universities, gas and electric utilities, hospital systems, construction contractors, manufacturing companies, and retailers in state and federal courts.

While in law school, Christine served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Julio Fuentes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and was a Writing Fellow teacher’s assistant for the first-year Legal Analysis, Writing, and Research course. She also worked as a student attorney in the University at Buffalo’s Family Violence and Women’s Rights Clinic. Before law school, Christine was a second-grade teacher through Teach for America.  


University at Buffalo, B.A., summa cum laude

University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., cum laude


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York

Bar Associations

  • Monroe County Bar Association


  • Former Executive Publications Editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Former Writing Fellow, University at Buffalo School of Law Legal Analysis, Writing & Research Program
  • Justice Philip Halpern Award for Excellence in Writing
  • Associate Publication Award, Buffalo Law Review
  • Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
  • Former President, UB Student Association Mock Trial


  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Community Service Chair, Monroe County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Co-Chair, Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, Newly Admitted Section
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