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Christy Holstege is a civil rights attorney and women's rights activist based in Palm Springs, California. Christy received a Stanford Law School-Stanford Public Interest Foundation Fellowship to establish a legal aid clinic for domestic violence survivors within the Coachella Valley’s only domestic violence shelter. Christy has also represented rural farmworkers in housing and employment litigation at California Rural Legal Assistance in Coachella, California. Christy currently works as a civil litigation attorney at Gilbert & Bourke LLP. Christy earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara.


Practice areas


  1. Social Security: 60%
  2. Litigation: 25%
    1 year
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    1 year
  4. Landlord & Tenant: 5%
    1 year



Hourly ($150-250/hour), contingent (25-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Pro bono (50%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Frank Eden Kopcinski

    Christy is a truly passionate and talented advocate. She is genuinely dedicated to poverty law and helping the most disadvantaged populations within society. Working alongside Christy in the same law firm I observed her fervent dedication to this field first hand. Moreover, in my time working with Christy she unequivocally proved her acumen as a legal professional, her ability to rapidly gain expertise in various areas of substantive law, her superb negotiating techniques, and skill in obtaining settlements for her clients.


    Frank Kopcinski Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Nikki B Allen

    Christy Holstege is dedicated and committed to helping her clients. She is an outstanding attorney with impeccable legal writing and research skills. She is thorough and detail oriented. I am impressed with Christy on many levels. She is a fabulous attorney and selflessly helps fight for justice for clients who would be unable to otherwise obtain legal services. I highly recommend Christy.


    Nikki Allen Real Estate Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Gilbert & Bourke LLP

225 S. Civic Dr.
Ste. 213
Palm Springs, CA, 92262


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Public Interest FellowshipStanford Law School-Stanford Public Interest Law FoundationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyGilbert & Bourke LLP2014 - Present
Staff AttorneyCalifornia Rural Legal Assistance2013 - 2014
Director/AttorneyShelter From The Storm Legal Aid Clinic2012 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Democratic Women of the DesertBoard Member2014 - Present
Women Leaders ForumN/A2014 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2013 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationN/A2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Univ Law SchoolLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Univ of California Santa BarbaraCultural AnthropologyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A