|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2006||02/26/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AAARTA Fellow||American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys||2013|
|Award for Excellence in Dedication to Rep of DV Victims||Texas RioGrande Legal Aid||2007|
|Scholarship for 2007 Advanced Family Law Course||Austin Bar Association Family Law Section||2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys||AAARTA Fellow||2013 - Present|
|LGBT Family Law Institue||Invited Member||2013 - Present|
|Austin LGBT Bar Association||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court||Associate||2007 - Present|
|Boston University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2006|
|Bench/Bar Conference||LGBT Legal Issues||2015|
|Solo and Small Firm Section's Half-Day CLE||LGBT Legal Issues||2013|
|Travis County District Judges and Staff Attorneys||Gestational Agreements||2012|
|OutLaw Queer Lunch||LGBT Legal Issues||2012|
|Get Your $#¡† Together||Wills and Legal Issues||2012|
|Austin LGBT Bar CLE||How Babies Are Made||2012|
|OUTLaw Legal Advocacy Conference, University of Texas Law School||LGBT Family Law||2011|
|Child Welfare CLE in the 126th District Court||Termination of Parental Rights||2011|
|University of Texas Law School||Assisted Reproductive Technologies||2010|
|Step In and Step Out, Dell Pride||Panel Discussion||2010|
|Equality Texas: State of the State||Best Interest of the Child: Parenting Policies||2010|
|CAPA Lunch||LGBT Legal Issues||2009|
|University of Texas Queer Texas Conference||LGBT Legal Issues||2008|
Posted by anonymous
Great job. Helped us with a time-sensitive matter by seeing us at 8 pm the same day we called. Another law firm had said they couldn't help us due to the timing issue, but Christine went out of her way to accommodate us. After our initial consultation she made sure we were able to reach her on her cell phone via text message, she talked to the other party's lawyer to get us a representation we wanted, and then she came to the hospital to go over papers with us. Knowledgeable about interstate adoption.
Posted by Michael
Christine helped my wife and I navigate the legal complexities of bringing a child into the world through a surrogate and adoption. She showed great empathy toward us as well as excellent knowledge of the legal steps and requirements.
Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, Christine demonstrated great instincts when it came to advising us where to go to court. In our area, the county in while you file can have a huge impact on the cost, the complexity, and even the eventual outcome as some judges look less favorably on our type of case.
We didn't want to take chances with our child, so Christine helped us understand where and how to navigate the legal process in a way that was most likely to lead to a great outcome. A beautiful baby girl is now completely ours, not only in our hearts, but also in the eyes of the government. Thank you Christine!
Posted by Gabe
She immediately struck me as a patient and driven person. On my first consultation, she gave me more than the allotted time, making sure that I had more information about the law of my case even if I did not choose her. I honestly thought I would not find any representation that I would feel completely comfortable with. I figured that any attorney would just view me and my case as part of their business, as a monetary influx, not as a family trying to make it through a difficult case. Instead, I met Christine.
I am extremely happy to say that Christine is my attorney. She and her team truly care about every aspect of the case. I see this in all of the communication (massive amounts), in calming my fears, in allowing me to vent, in making sure that my family is doing ok. It has meant a lot to us, the amount of care that Christine and team have given.
In court she was amazing, she was calm and spoke with the kind of precision that most movies try to mimic, only Christine can pull it off without a script. I was thoroughly impressed that she did not try to bend facts, she was able to overwhelm the other side with succinct statements based on what was factually true. She did not use tricks or drama, Christine just uses pure ability. I greatly appreciated this.
These things are why CHA Law is amazing. I hope that she will continue to practice law as she does, with ethics, compassion and stellar capability.
I can especially recommend her to fathers trying to navigate the Texas system. Be completely open with her and she will fiercely go to work for you.