About Christina

Christina has honed her litigation skills for over a decade. She brings this expertise to her current practice, which focuses on first and third – party litigation. She has conducted successful arbitrations and trials in both Oregon and Washington.

In addition to trial work, Christina has conducted hundreds of examinations under oath in California, Oregon and Washington on first – party SIU matters. She is well versed in handling examinations under oath and makes certain insurers remain in regulatory compliance during their investigations. This is particularly important in California, Washington, and recently, Oregon, which recognize bad faith claims in litigation.

Prior to joining Thenell Law Group, Christina worked at international litigation firms in Los Angeles, California and at a large insurance defense firm in Portland, Oregon. At those firms, she gained experience in tort litigation, which included high profile cases involving multinational manufacturing and entertainment companies.

Christina prides herself on responsiveness to clients and approaching each case with excellence, as well as creativity.

In her spare time, Christina loves photography, traveling to different countries and hiking with her pets. Christina also enjoys reviving antique furniture and using paint as well as other mediums to give an old piece new life.

Practice Areas


  • Member, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • Member, Construction Group, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Oregon
  • Washington
  • California


  • J.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
  • B.A., University of California, Davis