Christine L. Landis
Attorney Christine L. Landis (previously Gertsch) is a member of the State Bars of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. Since joining the firm in 2014, Christine has been involved in all areas of the firm’s legal practice, focusing on criminal defense. Christine regularly appears in Connecticut’s criminal courts, litigating many of the Firm’s major and minor felony and misdemeanor cases on behalf of its clients, and co-chairing the Firm’s Domestic Violence, DCF, and Sex Assault Crimes Practice Groups.
Some of Christine’s recent work includes:
- In 2017, Christine successfully defended a client facing a felony gun charge during a jury trial, which resulted in an acquittal.
- In 2016, Christine served as co-counsel during a breach of contract trial where the jury returned verdicts in our client’s favor on all counts.
- Also in 2016, Christine served as co-counsel in a negligent homicide with a motor vehicle trial, which resulted in a hung jury. The charge was ultimately dismissed.
- In 2015, Christine served as co-counsel in a civil trial where the jury returned a $1.3 million verdict in our client’s favor.
In addition to her practice, Christine currently serves as a co-chair of the Fairfield County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Committee. 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 received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Quinnipiac University in 2010, Christine 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 Trial Competition.Professional & Bar Association Memberships
2017: Connecticut Rising Stars, Super Lawyers
2016 New Leader in the Law, Connecticut Law Tribune
State of Connecticut
Member Since: 2013
State of New Jersey
Member Since: 2014
State of New York
Member Since: 2015
United States District Court, District of Connecticut
Member Since: 2014
Fairfield County Bar Association
Connecticut Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Juvenile Sentencing: Recent Developments and the Future of Juvenile Justice in CT, Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, October 21, 2015