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Christina L. Essex is a skilled, articulate and results-oriented litigator with extensive experience in diverse matters.  Christina represents healthcare providers against professional liability and medical malpractice claims.  She also represents healthcare providers in connection with state and federal government investigations, regulatory and compliance issues, payor audits, medical board investigations, and in administrative proceedings.  Christina has worked with all types of healthcare providers, both as clients and experts, and counsel her clients on an array of issues.  She is know for collaborating with colleagues and clients alike with an aptitude for analyzing complex legal issues, prioritizing client communications, and providing practical solutions.

Christina received her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.  After graduating from law school, Christina rose through the ranks at several firms in Pittsburgh and Indianapolis before relocating back to her hometown of Atlanta.  She is licensed in Georgia, Indiana, and Pennsylvania and is a member of the Georgia Bar Association, Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and Defense Research Institute.  She has consistently been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2018 and received the honor of National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2019.


  • Healthcare Investigations and Litigation
  • Government Investigations
  • Healthcare Regulatory & Compliance
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Payor Audits and Audits Appeals
  • Board Investigations


  • Georgia Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2024, 2023, 2022)
  • Indiana Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2021, 2019, 2018)
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100 (2019)


Georgia: U.S. District for the Middle and Northern Districts of Georgia

Indiana: U.S. District for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana

Pennsylvania: U.S. District for the Western District of Pennsylvania


University of Pittsburgh School of Law

  • John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate

Northwestern University


  • Top 50 Nursing Home Litigation Mistakes to Avoid, Webinar, National Business Institute, February 2021. 
  • Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating the Case and Medical Documents – Effective Use by Both Plaintiff and Defense, National Business Institute, September 2019. 
  • Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Indiana, Thomson Reuters Practical Law, August 2019. 
  • Elder Law and Medicaid Planning: Everything You Need to Know: Liability/Litigation Issues in Elder Law, National Business Institute, April 2019. 
  • DTCI: A call to action on our diversity and inclusion mission, co-author, The Indiana Lawyer, February 2019.