Chrisna wrote the brief and conducted oral argument at the Georgia Court of Appeals in Cotten v. Phillips 280 Ga. App. 280 (2006), a case of first impression on the interpretation of the then new O.C.G.A. section 24-9-67.1 (now 24-7-702) as it pertains to medical expert testimony. She was successful in the appeal and the Court agreed with her interpretation of the statute. This victory defeated the attempts (by insurance companies and healthcare providers) to limit Plaintiffs' ability to engage medical experts on their behalf.
Chrisna was born and raised in Albany, GA. She was an intensive case unit RN for 13 years before becoming an attorney. She is married, enjoys being an "empty nester," and has grandchildren. She enjoys tending to her 21 rose bushes, gardening, travelling in the U.S. and abroad, and scuba diving.
|GA||Active Member in Good Standing||1998||07/02/2020|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Georgia Trial Lawyers Association||member||2009 - Present|
|Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys||member||2004 - Present|
|University of Georgia||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Georgia State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
|Middle Georgia State College||Associate Degree Nursing||1985|
|Healthcare Law: Access and Barriers to Healthcare||Administrative and Civil Remedies in Healthcare||2013|
|GTLA Tort Cases: Start to Finish||Effectively Managing a Solo Trial Practice||2012|
|GTLA Law Firm Management & Hanging Your Own Shingle||Setting Up Your Office||2011|
|GTLA Tort Cases: Soup to Nuts and Everything in Between||Special Issues in Cases with Absent Defendants||2011|
|GTLA 2008 Holiday Workshop||Medical Depositions||2008|
|ICLE 24th Annual Medical Malpractice Institute||Billing Records and Medical Negligence||2008|