christina coleman (Of-counsel)
Ms. Coleman graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Linguistics in 1993. She attended the University of San Diego School of Law, and received her J.D. in 1997, and became a member of the California State Bar in December 1997. She was admitted to practice in all state courts in California, the United States District Courts of California (Central & Southern), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. She has represented clients in a variety of business, employment, personal injury, real property and other litigation for more than fifteen years.
Ms. Coleman was selected as a 2017 and 2018 Super Lawyer for Southern California, and was a Finalist for CAOC's "Consumer Attorney of the Year" in 2008, and was a Finalist for CAOC's "Streetfighter of the Year" in 2010.
Ms. Coleman is a member of many legal organizations, including the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA), Orange County Trial Lawyers' Association, the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC), and the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles (CAALA). She is a frequent lecturer and have authorized several published articles for several of these and other organizations, as follows:
- In late 2007, she served on the editorial board of a James' Publishing Treatise entitled Deposing and Examining Employment Witnesses, which addresses the issue of depositions in employment law cases.
- She lectured in CAOC's annual convention in November 2007, and spoke on the topic of "Settlement Strategies for the FEHA Plaintiff." She further authored an article in The Forum entitled "Settlement Strategies for the FEHA Plaintiff," which was published in the January/February 2008 edition.
- She authored "Deal or No Deal? A practical guide to Code of Civil Procedure section 998 offers to compromise," published December 1, 2007 in The Advocate.
- She lectured in CAALA's annual Las Vegas convention in August 2009, and spoke on Summary Judgment Motions panel on the topic of Writing a Winning Motion or Opposition.
- She lectured in CAALA's annual Las Vegas convention in August 2012, and spoke on the Legal Ethics Panel on the topic of Developing & Maintaining Successful Client Relationships. She further authored an article in The Advocate entitled "Developing & Maintaining Successful Client Relationships," which was published October 1, 2012.
- She lectured at CAALA's 16th Annual Trial Lawyer Skills for the New Attorney in March 2013, and spoke on the topic of Written Discovery & Related Issues.
- She lectured in CAALA's annual Las Vegas convention in August 2013, and spoke on the Employment Panel on the topic of Developing a Discovery Plan and Evidentiary Issues in Employment Cases.
- She authored "Developing a detailed discovery plan," published October 1, 2014 in The Advocate.
- She have also been a guest lecturer at Pepperdine University, School of Law (November 15, 2011) and Loyola Law School (March 15, 2012).
- She briefed and argued Silguero v. Creteguard, Inc. (2010) 187 Cal.App.4th 60, which expanded protections for employees against illegal non-compete agreements.
- She authored "Developing a detailed discovery plan," published October 1, 2014, in The Advocate.
- She lectured at CAALA’s Law Student Program, “From Classroom to Courtroom in June 2015.
- She lectured at CELA’s Southern California Law Clerk Orientation, on June 15, 2016.
- She lectured at CAALA’s annual Las Vegas convention in September 2016, and spoke on the Employment Trial Skills Panel on the topic of Common Employment Motions In Limine.
- She lectured at CAOC’s annual convention in November 2016, and spoke on the topic of “Nuts & Bolts Nuts and bolts of Noticing, Taking and Using Depositions at Trial.”
- She is featured in CAOC’s Video Library Series, lecturing on “Drafting and Responding to Discovery,” released in Fall 2016.