With Christina’s extensive experience, she understands the ins-and-outs of business, trade secret and employment litigation. She also has experience serving in aviation defense and water rights disputes.

Overview

Christina’s experiences spans both state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and on appeal. She has drafted successful dispositive motions, managed discovery, drafted appellate briefs and petitions for review and argued before the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Christina also counsels clients on a range of workplace issues, including FMLA, FLSA and ADA compliance. She drafts employee handbooks and employment contracts and advises employers on non-compete agreements, employee drug testing and disability accommodations.

Experience

Alongside Stinson colleagues, Christina has represented a bankers' bank in a six-week jury trial in which the client was accused of misappropriation of trade secrets by a software company. The team obtained a defense verdict in the case, in which the plaintiff originally sought damages of $55 million.

She assisted in representing 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 basin were impairing its senior water right.

She has also assisted in representing a large aircraft manufacturer in companion airplane crash cases.

Christina has experience defending employers against a variety of discrimination and retaliation claims at the federal, state and agency level.

She has assisted in representing the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS, in tax appeal matters arising out of the Village West development.

She has also assisted in representing an employer and its new hire in a lawsuit brought by the new hire's former employer, which accused the new hire of breaching a covenant not to compete and the employer of tortiously interfering with an employment contract. She presented an oral argument at the Kansas Court of Appeals challenging the district court's entrance of a temporary injunction order against the employer and new hire, resulting in the Court's reversal of the district court's decision and vacation of the temporary injunction order.

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

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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