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Christina Marie Holstege

Social Security & Disability Attorney at Palm Springs, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Christy Gilbert Holstege

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christina

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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.


Gilbert & Bourke LLP
225 S. Civic Dr.
Ste. 213
Palm Springs, CA, 92262


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Posted by Robert | August 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Experience
I can't thank Christy and her entire crew enough for all the hard work they put into helping me file and win my social security disability. True professionals!! Answered all my questions honestly and guided me during the whole process. Kind, hardworking, honest. Would recommend to everyone. Thank you for everything you did for me during this process and especially for making me feel like I mattered. Sincerely,
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Posted by Charles | December 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best of The Best
Christy not only won my Case she helped me through much and through all the question's i would ask of her. A most professional Person to deal with and very very kindhearted, Christy i would highly recommend to be your lawyer. She has the knowledge to handle all the things i needed. And when it come's to medical text and paper work, she's the one you want..Very important to hire the best. And Christy was the Best Lawyer I have ever had. Thankyou so Very Much.
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Posted by Gustavo | May 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional
Christy guided me through my process and was very helpful she ansewered your questions in a timely matter and most importantly her demeanor was very kind and professional, I will recomend her in a heartbeat
Posted by Cecilia | November 7, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Extremly Gracious
I contacted Ms. Holstege regarding an urgent matter that had a very limited time for action. She was very professional in advising me of a more accurate venue, and she did not hesitate to offer that I follow up with her, to let her know the outcome. True to her offer, Ms. Holstege took my follow up call, and proceeded to impart further helpful information, and despite my offer to compensate her for her help, she declined, saying that her help was towards guiding me to help. And indeed, it was, and for that, I am grateful to Ms. Holstege, and so very glad to know that there are attorney's still, who have committed to this profession, for all the right reasons, and who walk that walk. Thank you Ms. Holstege. Cecilia
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Posted by Rose Rogers | August 13, 2015
Christy was an angel with power. Recently my disabled daughter was serviced a three day eviction notice, Christy took care of this matter most haste, PROFESSIONALY, with caringness. The eviction notice turned out to be illegal, and she fought for us, securing our stability and residency. She kept in constant contact and informed, and CARED about us personally. My daughter had also been a victim of domestic violence, and her advice and counceling was so valued and deeply appreciated. Christy is definition of PERFECTION!!!
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Posted by Marissa | February 10, 2015
Christina is the lawyer you want on your side!
Christina was an absolute godsend -- exactly the type of lawyer you need to guide you through the legal process during stressful times. I was so lucky to be introduced to her, and her quick thinking gave me a fast resolution to a situation that otherwise seemed hopeless. This was a very stressful situation for me, and I'm so beyond grateful that Christina was always there to offer advice, suggestions and support. She also was very knowledgable about the legal system and had a strong network of attorneys with other specialties that she could consult with on some very sticky areas of my case. All in all, she resolved this issue in about a week -- I still can't believe it! I can't thank her enough for her help. It's never easy when you find yourself in a situation where you need legal representation, but should you find yourself there, Christina is definitely the lawyer you want on your side!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-250 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Pro bono 50 %
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Gilbert & Bourke LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • California Rural Legal Assistance
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Directing Attorney
  • Shelter From The Storm Legal Aid Clinic
  • 2012 - 2013


  • Stanford Univ Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest
  • Board of Directors
  • 2016 - Present
  • Well in the Desert
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Human Rights Campaign
  • Steering Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • Desert Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Legal Aid and Defender Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Democratic Women of the Desert
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Women Leaders Forum
  • Board of Directors
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Public Interest Fellowship
  • Stanford Law School-Stanford Public Interest Law Foundation
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Christina
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christy is a passionate lawyer who works tirelessly for all of her clients. Christy truly aims to pursue justice through the law and I highly recommend her."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christy Holstege is a tireless advocate for TRUE justice, even when that justice happens outside of the courtroom. Her understanding of issues disproportionately facing women and low-income communities is reflected in her nuanced and sensitive approach to her law practice. She is a lawyer that her own clients can count on for sensitive, accessible, and whole representation. Her committment to increasing legal access for marginalized communities is impressive and commendable. It is my pleasure to work together with her on a number of matters, and to recognize as well her great writing, research, and analysis skills."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christina Holstege is not only a capable lawyer but an asset to our community. Christy provides pro bono legal help to those who need it most in our community, women who are the victims of domestic violence at the Shelter From The Storm. Christy is an excellent writer and advocate for all of her clients."
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Elder law
Employment and labor
Social Security & Disability

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Palm Springs Social Security & Disability Lawyer Christina Marie Holstege
Christina Marie Holstege
Social Security & Disability Attorney
Palm Springs, CA
Licensed for 11 years