Christina (Tina) previously worked as an attorney advocating for employers. But she grew weary of the constant battles and noticed, when reviewing these matters, that there were often missed opportunities early on for mediation and communication.
She recognized the value of letting all parties be heard earlier in the process, addressing matters and seeking resolution before issues escalated. And, after overseeing many workplace investigations, she was intrigued by the role of a neutral investigator.
That interest, coupled with a stroke of perfect timing, brought her to the firm.
Tina has more than a decade of labor and employment law experience. Her investigations include allegations of discrimination and harassment, allegations of abusive conduct, sexual misconduct, retaliation and workplace misconduct.
She has handled investigations against high-level executives and elected officials. She has worked in both the public and private sectors.
Tina conducts Title IX investigations and is a Title IX hearing officer. She also leads sexual harassment prevention trainings and workplace investigation trainings.
Tina spent 11 years at the Contra Costa County Counsel’s Office, advising departments on labor and employment matters. This included representing departments in civil service hearings, arbitrations and before the Public Employment Relations Board.
Tina is a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association, a graduate of the AWI’s Training Institute for workplace investigators and a frequent trainer and presenter on employment law matters.
Tina is passionate about dance, wine tasting, connecting with friends and family and spending time with her husband and three sons.
“I would like to be remembered as someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability.” — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Loyola Law School, J.D.
University of California, San Diego; B.A.
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State Bar of California
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