May 5, 2011
National law firm Polsinelli welcomes attorney Christina Kelly as an associate in the firm’s Trial department where she will focus her practice on all aspects of insurance coverage/bad faith litigation. Christina will represent clients in maximizing their insurance coverage for third-party and first-party claims. She has litigation experience involving commercial, product liability, premises liability, personal injury, asbestos and transportation matters. In addition to her law practice, Christina is recognized for her pro bono work.

She also devotes significant time to providing pro bono representation to families requiring assistance with guardianship and adoption needs. In 2009, she was ranked as one of the Top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona by the Foundation for Legal Services.

“Christina is a welcome addition to our firm,” said Phoenix Managing Partner Ed Novak. “Not only does she bring more than a dozen years of litigation experience to our firm, she is committed to her community and recognized as a leader in pro bono work. We are pleased to have her on our team.”

Christina has developed a diverse background litigating cases. She has experience counseling and advising clients regarding insurance coverage strategies, advising on policy implications resulting from lawsuits, and breach of contract and bad faith litigation. In addition, Christina advises clients regarding complicated medical lien issues and developing protocols to deal with the implications of the ever changing state and federal laws in this area.

“I am really pleased to be joining this team,” said Christina. “Polsinelli offers a great platform for me to contribute my litigation experience, grow my practice and to serve the firm’s clients.”

Christina earned her law degree from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of law in 1998 and graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. She joins Polsinelli during an unprecedented time of growth for the firm. In November 2010, the Phoenix office relocated to the new 27-story CityScape high-rise downtown. The move is a result of the explosive growth of the Phoenix office which increased by more than one-third last year to more than 60 attorneys today.

Christina writes and speaks regularly on her areas of law, both at a local and national level.