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Christine is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer who routinely appears in all Massachusetts state and federal courts, as well as maintaining a nationwide practice in federal courts. Her practice involves complex business litigation, real estate and real property litigation, class actions, and consumer protection cases. Christine guides clients in all stages of litigation, including pre-suit demands, dispositive motions, mediations, trials, and appeals. She strategically uses early motion practice and discovery to defeat or limit lawsuits, while also setting strategy for cases with a constant eye towards clients’ business needs and desired outcome.
Christine is a former state and federal appellate law clerk. She is passionate about the advancement of women in the law and is an active member of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association and its Women in the Courtroom Committee. Christine also serves as a hearing officer for the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers, where she sits as part of three-person panels hearing ethics complaints against attorneys.
Prior to joining NBP, Christine was a partner at a large Am Law 100 national law firm, practicing there for eight years. Earlier in her career, she served as a staff attorney at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, specializing in habeas corpus appeals, and was a law clerk for The Honorable Francis R. Fecteau at the Massachusetts Appeals Court.
- Authored the winning brief in a first-impression case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court relating to statutory interpretation of an appeal bond statute, and handled the case at all prior intermediate levels.
- Prevailed in Connecticut federal court case and related state court case for bank client relating to dispute over disbursement of fire insurance proceeds, winning motion to dismiss case with prejudice in its entirety.
- Won summary judgment in Massachusetts Superior Court case concerning dispute over an allegedly forged promissory note.
- Prevailed in Massachusetts Superior Court case involving dispute over sale of real property where plaintiffs sought damages for cancellation of sale, winning motion to dismiss.
- Successfully obtained vexatious litigation attorney fees and costs awards in federal trial and appellate courts on behalf of bank client after prevailing in multiple related cases filed by borrower.
- Obtained dismissal of putative class action in federal court against car manufacturer client relating to consumer advertisements.
- Successfully defended emergency motion for injunction brought in Massachusetts Superior Court by municipality against bank client relating to bank’s exercise of its rights under mortgage where municipality sought to enforce restrictive language in a deed rider, and later obtained dismissal of case.
- Successfully defended summary judgment motions in large multi-party construction case in Massachusetts Superior Court, later successfully mediating and settling the case.
Christine graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2011, where she graduated third in her class, and was selected for membership in the Order of the Coif. She was a Senior Staff Member at the Kentucky Law Journal. Christine received her B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross in 2008, where she was a member of the Division I women’s soccer team from 2004-2006.
Christine is a member of the Women’s Bar Association of Massachusetts, where she served as Co-Chair of the Women in the Courtroom Committee from 2020-2021. She is also a member of the American Bar Association and the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association. She is admitted to the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Christine has an active pro bono practice, pairing with the Women’s Bar Foundation and Lawyers Clearinghouse to handle domestic violence and eviction defense cases.