Christine graduated cum laude from Temple University in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science, and Public Relations. Prior to attending law school, Christine worked at law firm in Manhattan that concentrated on class action lawsuits, and at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. While Christine was employed at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, she attended Brooklyn Law School as a night student. She obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2018.
During her first three years of law school, Christine worked at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office in the Cybercrime and Identity Theft Bureau as an investigative analyst. Christine assisted in long-term grand jury investigations pertaining to money laundering, check and credit card fraud, and child pornography rings. She frequently testified before the grand jury and petit juries about her investigations and findings. Following her third year of law school, Christine held a year-long internship at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York in both the civil and criminal divisions. While in the civil division, she drafted motions for summary judgments, deposed a plaintiff, and responded to discovery requests. While in the criminal division, she attended weekly court hearings, negotiated pleas for federal offenses, and participated in a mock trial.
Upon graduation from law school, Christine was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, representing the Commonwealth in successful misdemeanor and felony prosecutions. While in the Municipal Court Unit, Christine successfully presented and argued hundreds of preliminary hearings for felony cases and secured dozens of convictions for misdemeanor cases. While in the Felony Waivers Unit, Christine successfully argued dozens motions to suppress, motions to quash, motions in limine, and bail motions. She secured convictions for firearm offenses, assault offenses, and drug distribution offenses. Lastly, Christine was assigned to the Charging Unit and worked with law enforcement officials to correctly file charges for several non-fatal shooting investigations as well as hundreds of felony and misdemeanor arrests. Christine also reviewed and edited search warrants, and made bail recommendations and argued bail appeals while assigned to the Charging Unit.
Christine joined MacMain, Connell & Leinhauser in August of 2021.