Christina A. Gonzales

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Christina A. Gonzales

Philadelphia

Tel (215) 575-4287

Fax (215) 563-2583

Bio

Christina A. Gonzales is an associate in the Philadelphia office of Rawle & Henderson LLP. She concentrates her law practice on environmental, toxic and mass tort litigation matters.

Christina has been selected as a 2017 Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers and Law & Politics Magazine. Rising Stars are the top 2.5 percent of attorneys in Pennsylvania who are 40 years old and younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

Christina earned her J.D. from the evening division of the Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, in 2008. While attending law school, she worked as a paralegal for a criminal and civil defense firm in Philadelphia from 2003 to 2008. In the Summer of 2007, she served as a legal intern for a law firm in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

She earned a B.A. degree in Spanish Literature and Sociology from New York University in 2000. Christina participated in New York University's Study Abroad Program in Madrid, Spain, in the Spring of 1999. She is proficient in Spanish.

From 2008 to 2012, Christina worked as a trial attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia. She served as lead criminal defense counsel for hundreds of indigent clients through all phases of trial preparation and litigation in Philadelphia Municipal Court, Family Court and the Court of Common Pleas.

Before joining Rawle & Henderson LLP, Christina was an attorney with an insurance defense firm in suburban Philadelphia from 2012 to 2017.

Christina is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

RECENT MATTERS:
On November 15, 2017, after a three-week-long trial in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Christina helped secure a defense verdict in an asbestos-related mesothelioma case in which she served as second-chair trial counsel for Rawle & Henderson's client, an HVAC & plumbing supply house.

PUBLICATIONS:
Author, "The Importance of Diversity in the Legal Community," DRI Diversity Insider Newsletter, June 15, 2017

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Education

Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE, J.D., 2008
New York University, New York, NY, B.A., Spanish Literature and Sociology, 2000
  Study Abroad:  New York University in Madrid, Spain―Spring 1999

Professional Associations

Philadelphia Bar Association

Seminars, Speeches & Publications