Christina Phillips, Esq.

877 449 4700

Christina Phillips

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
181 W Madison , Suite 3475
Chicago, IL 60602

Office: 312-260-0806
Email: cphillips@MerlinLawGroup.com


Licensed in:

  • Illinois
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Minnesota

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court of Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court of the Western District of Arkansas


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Attorney

Christina Phillips, Esq.

Ms. Christina Phillips has dedicated her practice to representing plaintiffs in insurance recovery and related litigation.  Ms. Phillips has represented policyholders in insurance disputes involving coverage matters, property, business income, 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.  She has also been involved in all aspects of litigation from inception through trial and/or alternative dispute resolution. Ms. Phillips has been appointed as the Chair of the American Bar Association’s TIPS Property Insurance Law Committee for the 2016-2017 term.  Previously, Ms. Phillips served as a Vice-Chair for the Committee from 2011 to 2016. Ms. Philips has also been named as a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers from 2012 through 2016.   Ms. Phillips is licensed in Illinois, Minnesota 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
JD

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, and Winter, 2015).

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).

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)

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, 2012-2016

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