Christina Phillips, Esq.

Christina Phillips, Esq.

For more than 10 years, Christina Phillips has dedicated her practice to representing plaintiffs in insurance recovery and related litigation.  Christina has represented policyholders in insurance disputes involving coverage matters, property, business income, lost rents, and bad faith disputes throughout the country.  Her practice has included representing a wide range of insureds from single family homeowners, to condominiums, as well as corporate entities in claims involving hail, wind, hurricanes, fire, flood and collapse, among others. Christina has also successful represented clients in broker negligence actions.

She prides herself on being involved in all aspects of litigation from inception through trial and/or alternative dispute resolution. Christina is very active with the American Bar Association and served as the Chair of the TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee for the 2016-2017 term. She will continue her involvement with the American Bar Association through the Property Insurance Law Committee as well as her appointment as a Member of the Women Trial Lawyers Task Force in 2017-2018. Previously, Christina served as a Vice-Chair for the Property Insurance Law Committee from 2011 to 2016 and has also been named as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2012 through 2017; and named as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Illinois in October 2013.

Christina is licensed in Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C., as well as a number of Federal Bars throughout the country.

Saint Mary’s College
Notre Dame, Indiana

John Marshall Law School
Chicago, Illinois

  • Published Works

    Co-Author of “Commencement of Litigation Between the Insurer and Policyholder,” The Brief (Fall, 2017)

    Co-Author of “Natural Disasters and Their Implications on Direct vs. Indirect Off-Premises Business Income Losses,” The Brief (Spring, 2017).

    Co-Author of “Considerations for a Strong Settlement Agreement that Best Resolves Your Property Insurance Case,” The Brief (Winter, 2015)

    Co-Author of “Lessons from Sandy: Proper Disaster Protocols,” King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA (Jan., 2013)

    Co-Author of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Journal: “Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law,” (Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Winter, 2015, and Winter, 2017).

    Co-Author of Chapter 18 “Homeowners Insurance: The Real Estate Attorney’s Role,” Real Estate, IICLE (2008 ) and Update (2011)

    Author of “Preparing for and Responding to Disasters Caused by Acts of Nature,” Juriste International (Winter, 2012).

  • Classes/Seminars Taught

    Moderator for American Bar Association Webinar “Property Insurance 101” (February, 2017)

    Speaker on “Mount St. Helens’ Eruption and Direct v. Indirect Off-Premises Business Income Losses” at the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Spring, 2016)

    Speaker on “Commencement of Litigation” and “Closing Arguments” at the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Spring, 2015)

    Speaker at “Resolution of Property Insurance Claims in the Modern Age”, The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Section (Spring, 2014)

    Speaker at “Exclusions and Extensions of Coverage Under the All-Risk Property Policy”, The American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (Spring, 2013)

    Panel Speaker on “Preparing for and Responding to Disasters Caused by Acts of Nature” at the Union International des Avocats (“UIA”) 56th Annual Conference in Dresden German (November, 2012)

    Co-Speaker at First Party Claim Conference (FPCC), presenting on “An Adjuster’s Guide to Complying with Post-Loss Conditions” (October, 2012)

    Lead Speaker at Round Table Discussion for American Bar Association Section of Litigation Coverage Committee: “Appraisal – The End or Just the Beginning?” (Spring, 2012)

    Panel Speaker at HB Construction Litigation Leaders Forum Teleconference: “Bringing Money to the Table – Resolving Construction Disputes” (July, 2011)

  • Honors & Awards

    Awarded the “Monique Raynaud-Contamine Prize” for best legal report by a young lawyer at 2012 Union International des Avocats Congress in Dresden Germany.

    Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2012-2018

  • Professional Associations & Memberships

    Vice Chair of the American Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Property Insurance General Committee 2011-2016.

    Chair of America Bar Association Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Property Insurance General Committee 2016-2017

    Volunteers with the Trial Advocacy Department at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois