Along with her BA degree in Philosophy and Politics with a minor in Economics granted from Randolph-Macon's Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, Christine earned her Juris Doctor, Cum Laude from Inter-American University of Puerto Rico School of Law in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, and in 2003 received a L.L.M., (Master of Law) from the University of Cadiz School of Law, Jerez de la Frotera, Spain.
A majority of Christine's experience has been within the civil litigation arena including representation of clients in the areas of contracts, real estate, landlord tenant disputes, probate, estate planning, forfeitures, discrimination suits, and arbitration and mediation of claims relative to those fields. Christine also served the community of Bay County, Panama City, Florida for four years (2013-2017) as a criminal prosecutor where she oversaw a felony docket of approximately 150 cases.
Christine holds bar membership in the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico and is licensed in the commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She is also licensed and a member of The Florida Bar, and the United States District Court for the Northwest District of Florida. Her educational credentials and prior service in both private and public law practice complement her expertise as a litigator and provide a solid foundation to service all of a person's legal needs.
Along with her BA degree in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL, Michele earned her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas School of Law in Miami, FL.
Michele's career started with the State Attorney's Office in 2011 where she was an Assistant State Attorney. There she was tasked with prosecuting crimes, beginning her career prosecuting misdemeanor cases, and ending with a case load focused on sexual assault and domestic crimes upon her departure from that office in late 2017. Michele joined the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence in late 2017 where she helped implement their Injunction for Protection Project in the 14th judicial circuit by representing survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking at no cost to them. Michele also briefly worked with the Office of Regional Civil & Conflict Counsel, representing adult and juvenile criminal clients at no cost to them via appointment from the Courts. During her time at that office, she worked solely in Calhoun, Jackson and Washington counties.
Michele now seeks to incorporate her courtroom skills into private practice by zealously representing clients in the areas of general civil litigation, guardianships, and select criminal litigation. Michele also substitute teaches at her daughter's school, as her calendar allows.