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Christine Lynn Landis

Criminal defense Attorney at Stamford, CT

5.0   36 reviews

also known as Christine Lynn Gertsch


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About Christine

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Christine Landis (previously Gertsch), is a partner with the Law Offices of Mark Sherman, and has been with the Firm since 2014. Since then, she has focused on criminal defense, and regularly appears in Connecticut’s state and federal criminal courts. She represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases, and is experienced with all aspects of Connecticut criminal procedure and the court process from investigation or arrest through disposition.


While Christine handles all criminal charges, she co-chairs the Firm’s Domestic Violence and Sex Assault Crimes Practice Groups. Since 2014, Christine’s advocacy has led to the dismissal of over 100 felony and misdemeanor cases. Christine is also an experienced trial attorney, having tried both jury and bench trials to verdict.


In addition, Christine represents the Firm’s clients in Department of Children Families (“DCF”) investigations. She is also experienced in Connecticut juvenile courts, and has successfully helped both minors facing juvenile charges and their families.
Christine practices frequently in Connecticut Federal Court, where she has represented clients charged with federal crimes, clients being investigated or who have received United States Attorney target letters, and clients who are cooperating with the United States government in investigations.


Christine is also experienced in representing clients in front of state agencies. She has represented clients in investigations and hearings in front of Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood, Department of Public Health, and Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.

Some of Christine’s recent work includes:

  • In 2018, Christine obtained a dismissal of her client’s cyber-harassment charge, after successfully arguing that her client’s arrest violated his First Amendment right to free speech.
  • In 2018, Christine successfully achieved a Superior Court dismissal order for a client facing felony gun charges, which would have exposed her client to mandatory jail time if convicted.
  • In 2017, Christine successfully defended a client facing a felony gun charge during a jury trial, which resulted in an acquittal.
  • In 2016, Christine served as co-counsel during a breach of contract trial where the jury returned verdicts in our client’s favor on all counts.
  • Also in 2016, Christine served as co-counsel in a negligent homicide with a motor vehicle trial, which resulted in a hung jury. The charge was ultimately dismissed.
  • In 2015, Christine served as co-counsel in a civil trial where the jury returned a $1.3 million verdict in our client’s favor.

In addition to her practice, Christine currently serves as a co-chair of the Fairfield County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee. She is on the Board of Directors for both the Fairfield County Bar Association and Fairfield County Bar Foundation.  She is a past co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Criminal Justice Committee. Christine has also served as a mock trial coach at Quinnipiac University School of Law.

Christine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University in 2010, Christine earned her Juris Doctor - magna cum laude - with an honors concentration in Criminal Law and Advocacy and an honors concentration in Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from Quinnipiac University School of Law. While at Quinnipiac Law, Christine served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Executive Vice President for the Mock Trial Honor Society and was a competition team member of the Society for Dispute Resolution. She was also part of the Northeast Regional championship team at the 2013 National Trial Competition.

Licensed for 9 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 04/08/2016
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Mark Sherman, LLC
29 5th St
Stamford, CT, 06905-5013

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Posted by Gurpreet | April 29, 2022
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Very professional
Christine handles my domestic violence case. From day 1 she and her team handle my case with great professionalism. She is proactive, experienced and know how to handle a difficult case. All due to her great work in my case It was possible to avoid case from going into trials and grant me FVEP programme. I really appreciate her hard work and definitely recommend her .
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2021
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She is so great!
Christine was given a short period of time for my case and she was super efficient. She got everything that she needed in a timely manner and came fully prepared on the day of my court hearing. She was so caring and helped me through a very difficult time. I would definitely recommend her!
Posted by Laura | October 27, 2021
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Christine Landis
Christine Landis represented my daughter on a case that was handed to her at the 11th hour. The outcome turned out best case scenario. No doubt this was due to Christine’s preparedness and expertise in the court room. She is a true professional with a razor focus on detail!
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2021
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Prompt, personal and professional
Attorney Landis was amazing. I knew as soon as we spoke for the first time that I was in good hands. She was both personal and professional. She explained every step of the process using legal and layman's terms. All communication was timely. All questions were answered promptly. The legal details were handled in a way where I was involved in the process but was hands off where she was hands on. Hopefully I would never be in the position to need such services, but I would hire her again without reservation.
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Posted by Wendy | January 12, 2021
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Attentive service
Christine was always compassionate towards my case and very attentive with updates. She gave complete explanations so I could understand every detail of what was going on. I would highly recommend her!
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
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Need help, call Christine Landis
Christine was amazing throughout the whole process, she explained everything to me at the beginning and she was there whenever I had questions also it was so easy to communicate there, helped me out through the whole process and won the case for I recommend her to everyone that is looking for someone that needs help with a case or a ticket
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2020
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Christine was amazing
Christine did everything for my case, and as of yesterday all of my original charges have been dropped! Very communicative as well.
Posted by Kevin | February 1, 2020
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Exceptional experience and results
I could not be more impressed with Christine. She was incredibly knowledgeable on the spot when I needed her to be. All of my questions/concerns were immediately addressed and her warm professional demeanor put me at ease during the length of my proceedings. I would recommend her to ANYBODY for ANY legal circumstance. I have full faith and confidence that if Christine couldn't directly assist me that she would place me in the capable hands of someone who would.
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Posted by Anthony | January 28, 2020
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Highly Recommend!!!
Toward the end of my 2 year probation period Christine Landis represented me for a minor Violation of Probation. I was recommended to her from a highly respected judge out of New Haven, CT, as soon as I spoke to her I knew I was in good hands and I did not have to worry to much anymore about my case. She was very clear about the route we were going in my case and thorough on getting what we wanted in the outcome. Ms. Landis kept in contact with me in between court dates while always staying assertive with the court, I was hoping for a quick wrap up of my case and she did just that. To me it seems as if Christine Landis has the skill set of a veteran lawyer and if I would to be in need of a lawyer I wouldn’t hesitate to give her another call.
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Posted by Katherine | January 15, 2020
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Very dedicated & professional attorney
Christine worked on my case for almost a year. She is very professional, hard-working and knowledgable. Anytime I needed her she was easy to get in touch with and was always there for me. She is extremely dedicated and never gave up until we got the outcome we wanted. I am very grateful for all her efforts and extremely happy with my outcome. I highly recommend Christine. She is wonderful, friendly and very understanding.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2019
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Worth every penny!... Committed in standing by her client!
I can't find the words to describe how thankful and grateful we are. We truly appreciate the effort and help in bringing justice and fair closure to the case.
Posted by Diana | April 24, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
Christine helped me achive the outcome I wanted for my court case. She helped make the court case go smooth and stress free. She was very easy to communicate with and extremely helpful at helping me understand the options I have and the outcomes of them. Highly recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
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Compassionate and Understanding
Not only was Christine professional, well prepared, and really good at the legal aspect of her job, she is also a compassionate, and empathetic human being. I never felt as if I was being judged, talked down to, or made to feel somehow less than because of my circumstances throughout the entire process. She always kept me informed and I never had to worry or second--guess that something was missed or that she was not doing everything she could for me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
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CFO
Christine assisted me with a small legal matter. Her advice was outstanding and she navigated the legal system like a true professional. Her knowledge, patience, and reliability are solid and she resolved my matter very much to my satisfaction. I would recommend her to a friend.
Posted by anonymous | December 18, 2018
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Above and Beyond
Christine Landis provides services which were above and beyond my expectations. She walked me through the process and offered advice which was on target and which guaranteed a positive outcome. She handled all paperwork and communications in a timely and professional master. Even after my case was resolved she continued to contact me to confirm all was well. Our court appearances were handled smoothly so that the outcome was acceptable to all parties. Highly recommend her and Mark Sherman Law Offices.
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Posted by Scott | November 13, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer!
Christine was able to get the best possible outcome for me, which was getting my case dropped completely! She was excellent with communication during this process. She is well connected within the court system which allowed her to talk with the prosecutor about my case and explain to him what really happened. I am very grateful for the hard work Christine went through on my case and would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone needing legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2018
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Top Marks
Christine was an outstanding resource for us. She efficiently managed all communications with the court, gave us ample time and guidance to provide her necessary support materials, provided realistic expectations for the outcome of the case, and effectively represented us to the prosecutor. We couldn’t have been more pleased with her work or the disposition of the case. While I hope to not need Christine’s services again, her number is the first number I would call if necessary.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2018
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Best Lawyer!!
Christine was excellent! True professional and very thorough. Made a stressful situation much calmer with a positive attitude and outlook. She was kind, courteous and assuring throughout the process. Would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2018
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Christine was amazing throughout the whole process.
She was not only great at keeping communication between us strong, but she also made sure to explain things in depth to assure I was aware of any and all options. When things would be pushed or extended, she was also very assuring it was for the best and that it would garner the results I wanted. She went above and beyond in making sure I could trust her throughout the whole process and I could not have asked for a better person to work with.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2018
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Best of the best for DV in CT
I never ever imagined that I would get in any sort of criminal troubles in my life. That goes to show that the future is unpredictable. 2015 and 2016 were bad years for me. I lived my post divorce years too irresponsibly, drank too much always. I acted afoul of a basic laws and got in trouble with domestic violence events, with only me being the party in trouble. I ended up behind bars after large bonds were tagged on me by the state of CT. I was then told by a fellow executive like me to get in touch with the law office of Mark Sherman. That’s what I did and when I met Christine, the lead attorney in all of the cases against me. Christine did a phenomenal job getting me out of trouble and was able to get rid of all 3 felony charges against me, and that’s after getting me getting my high bond down to $0. I actually was never sentenced to spend one day in prison thanks to her work. In many ways, Christine made the future predictable for me. I am back at work as an exec today and have put my life back together. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help in criminal matters, particularly domestic violence in CT. FLC from CT
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Mark Sherman, LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Mark Sherman, LLC
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • Quinnipiac University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Associations

  • Fairfield County Bar Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2020 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Committee Co-Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers' Section, Criminal Justice Committee Co-Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
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Awards

  • Connecticut Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Connecticut Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Connecticut Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Connecticut Rising Star - Criminal Defense
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • New Leader in the Law
  • Connecticut Law Tribune
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Moderater - Defending DUI Charges in Connecticut
  • DUI / OUI
  • 2016
  • Moderator - Juvenile Sentencing: Recent Developments and the Future of Juvenile Justice in CT
  • Juvenile Justice Reform
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Christine Landis isn't just a terrific attorney, but a terrific person. Before I gained admission to the bar, I worked with/for Christine. From her, I didn't learn what it means to be a lawyer, I learned what it means to be a great lawyer. She's caring and honest with clients, a zealous advocate on their behalf in court, and honorable. She's an invaluable member of the legal community and someone I full endorse as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is an extremely intelligent, diligent and conscientious advocate. She is strategically astute in order to obtain the best possible results for her clients. I strongly endorse Christine."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a Fairfield County Divorce Lawyer who has known Attorney Landis for a few years. Occassionaly, some of my client matters involve a criminal component or layer. I have referred several clients to her and her firm and will continue to do so without hesitation. She has always represented the clients I have referred well. She is an outstanding young criminal attorney who I highly recommend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Landis is a great attorney who works for a well respected law firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine brings outsized charisma, enthusiasm and perseverance to the representation of her clients. It is a pleasure to witness her advocacy and the impressive degree of intelligence that she applies to her practice. She is compassionate, patient and sensitive, but never shy about being aggressive when her client requires it. Her clients are fortunate to have her in their corner."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is an exceptional attorney. Her credentials, experience and intellect make her a truly impressive example of excellence in our legal community. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Other
"Ms. Gertsch is an excellent analytical lawyer who goes the extra mile for her clients. Highest recommendations."
Domestic violence Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Other
"Christine is a thoughtful and client-focused attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Adoption Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Excellent attorney in all aspects of practice"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Stamford Criminal defense Lawyer Christine Lynn Landis
Christine Lynn Landis
Criminal defense Attorney
Stamford, CT
Licensed for 9 years