With Christina’s experience, she understands the ins-and-outs of complex litigation. Her journalism background makes her well-suited to research challenging issues from all angles, examine witnesses, and tell her clients' stories in a compelling way.

Overview

Christina's practice focuses on complex litigation, including product liability, contract disputes, trade secret misappropriation (Uniform Trade Secrets Act or UTSA) and torts, with industry experience in banking, software, aviation and aircraft crash defense. She has represented clients in state and federal court, managing discovery obligations and successfully drafting and arguing motions. Christina also has done extensive work in appellate matters, including drafting petitions for review and appellate briefs and arguing before the Kansas Court of Appeals.

She also has experience defending employers in a range of employment matters, including non-compete issues, alleged violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act and discrimination claims under federal, state, and local statutes. Outside of litigation, Christina advises employers on a range of workplace issues and drafts employee handbooks.

Experience

Represented aircraft manufacturers in airplane crash cases, contract disputes and employment litigation.

Represented a financial institution in a six-week jury trial in which the client was accused of misappropriation of trade secrets by a software company. Obtained a defense verdict in the case. Plaintiff originally sought damages of $55 million.

Represented a Kansas Groundwater Management District and its members in connection with an impairment complaint filed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, contending that over 2,000 water rights in the Rattlesnake Creek subbasin were impairing its senior water right.

Represented an employer and management employee in a lawsuit brought by the employee's former employer, alleging breach of a covenant not to compete and tortious interfering with an employment contract. Presented oral argument before appellate court challenging the district court's order entering a temporary injunction, resulting in the reversal of that order and vacation of the temporary injunction.

Acted as lead associate managing discovery in complex, multimillion dollar disputes.

News & Insights

Publications

Christina served as a Research Assistant to Professor David Rubenstein and Associate Professor Emily Grant at the Washburn University School of Law and performed research in connection with the following articles: 

  • David Rubenstein, Immigration Structuralism: A Return to Form, The Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy Symposium, Duke University School of Law, Durham, N.C., January 11, 2013
  • Emily Grant et. Al., the Ideological Divide: Conflict and the Supreme Court's Certiorari Decision, 60 Cleveland State Law Review 559, 2012

Recognitions

Recognitions

Named to the 2021 Best Lawyers in America© "Ones to Watch" list

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional & Civic Activities

Dress for Success Wichita

  • Board of Directors, 2016-2018
  • Nominating and Governance Committee, 2016-2018

Junior League of Wichita

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Recruitment Committee

Wichita Aero Club

Kansas Bar Association

Wichita Bar Association

Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court

Admissions

  • Kansas, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas, 2016

Education

Washburn University School of Law, J.D., 2013

  • Dean's Honors 
  • CALI Award recipient, Election Law

Kansas State University, B.A., 2007

  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 
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