Biography

Christy advises clients in all aspects of litigation law, with a strong emphasis in the area of creditor rights and bankruptcy issues. She also has experience in real property litigation and a background in governmental affairs. She has been with the firm since 2007.

Insolvency Litigation

Christy primarily focuses in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights + Bankruptcy practice area; her experience comprises commercial litigation, receiverships, collection and more. She is experienced in prosecuting and defending bankruptcy litigation, pursuing guarantors, and optimizing clients’ outcome in insolvency forums.

Real Estate Litigation

Christy assists clients with litigation related to real estate issues, including transactions, mortgages, liens, and quiet title actions for commercial properties and developments. She also has litigation experience dealing with commercial real estate matters connected to bankruptcy, including occupancy, repossession, foreclosure and lien disputes, and property liquidations, auctions and sales. 

Practice Areas

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law (J.D., 2007)
    • Summa cum laude
  • Ball State University (B.A., 2004)
    • Summa cum laude
  • University of Oxford, England (Junior Year Abroad, 2003)

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Professional Affiliations

  • Columbus Bar Association, New Lawyer Committee, co-chair (2011-2013)
  • Columbus Bar Association, Barrister Leadership Academy Committee, member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Bankruptcy Committee
  • Franklin County Women Lawyers
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC), Central Ohio Network, co-chair (2009-2011 and 2013-2015)
  • Leadership Columbus, Class of 2014

Special Honors

  • Recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Pro Bono Service by an Individual award from The Legal Aid Society of Columbus for her work with their Bankruptcy Pro Bono program
  • Selected as an “Associate to Watch” for Bankruptcy + Restructuring by Chambers USA, 2015-2017
  • Selected to the Ohio Rising Stars list by Super Lawyers
  • Selected as one of five international finalists for the 2012 IWIRC Rising Star award

Charitable + Civic Involvement

  • Certified Tourism Ambassador for Columbus
  • Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland, Gold Award Review Committee (2011-2012), Troop Leader (2016-2017)
  • Salvation Army of Central Ohio, Executive Committee, Program Committee Chair, Advisory Board, and Hilltop Corps Advisory Council