Christine Landis (previously Gertsch), a partner with the Firm, has been with the Firm since 2014. Since then, she has focused on criminal defense, and regularly appears in Connecticut’s state and federal criminal courts. She represents clients in felony and misdemeanor cases, and is experienced with all aspects of Connecticut criminal procedure and the court process from investigation or arrest through disposition.
While Christine handles all criminal charges, she co-chairs the Firm’s Domestic Violence and Sex Assault Crimes Practice Groups. Since 2014, Christine’s advocacy has led to the dismissal of over 100 felony and misdemeanor cases. Christine is also an experienced trial attorney, having tried both jury and bench trials to verdict.
In addition, Christine represents the Firm’s clients in Department of Children Families (“DCF”) investigations. She is also experienced in Connecticut juvenile courts, and has successfully helped both minors facing juvenile charges and their families.
Christine practices frequently in Connecticut Federal Court, where she has represented clients charged with federal crimes, clients being investigated or who have received United States Attorney target letters, and clients who are cooperating with the United States government in investigations.
Christine is also experienced in representing clients in front of state agencies. She has represented clients in investigations and hearings in front of Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood, Department of Public Health, and Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
In addition to her practice, Christine currently serves as a co-chair of the Fairfield County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee, which is a position she has held since 2016. She is a past co-chair of the Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section Criminal Justice Committee. Christine has also served as a mock trial coach at Quinnipiac University School of Law. Christine regularly attends criminal law seminars to receive additional legal training and education.
Christine received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University. Christine then earned her Juris Doctor – magna cum laude – with an honors concentration in Criminal Law and Advocacy and an honors concentration in Civil Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from Quinnipiac University School of Law. While at Quinnipiac Law, Christine served as the Vice President of the Student Bar Association, Executive Vice President for the Mock Trial Honor Society and was a competition team member of the Society for Dispute Resolution. She was also part of the Northeast Regional championship team at the 2013 National Mock Trial Competition.
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