Christina A. Gonzales

Christina A. Gonzales

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Christina A. Gonzales, a trial attorney based in Goldberg Segalla’s Philadelphia office, concentrates her practice on environmental, toxic tort, and mass tort litigation matters. She counsels and defends clients in all stages of litigation, from inception through trial. Her experience includes securing defense verdicts for product manufacturers, contractors, suppliers, and premises owners in toxic tort cases, including strict liability, negligence, and breach of warranty claims.

Christina received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish literature and sociology from New York University before going on to earn her juris doctor from Widener University School of Law. While in law school, she worked as a paralegal for a criminal and civil defense firm in Philadelphia. She also served as a summer intern for a law firm in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

After graduating from law school, Christina worked for several years as a trial attorney at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, where she served as lead counsel in both bench and jury trials in Philadelphia Municipal Court, Family Court, and the Court of Common Pleas. She is a founding board member of The Atlantic Center for Capital Representation, a not-for-profit resource center that provides legal advocacy, consultation and mitigation services, and education and training to combat the death penalty and juvenile life-without-parole sentences in Pennsylvania.

An emerging authority in her practice area, Christina has been selected as a Pennsylvania Rising Star by Super Lawyers for the last two years. 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.

Representative Matters
  • Secured a defense verdict for an HVAC and plumbing supply house in an asbestos-related mesothelioma case in which she served as second-chair trial counsel
Honors
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2017–18
Community Involvement
  • Founding Board Member, The Atlantic Center for Capital Representation
Admitted to Practice
  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
Education
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • New York University, B.A., 2000
Languages
  • Spanish
Publications and Presentations
  • "The Importance of Diversity in the Legal Community," DRI Diversity Insider Newsletter, June 15, 2017