Christina M. Phillips

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Christina M. Phillips is a partner at Childress, Duffy, Ltd., headquartered in Chicago. She focuses on insurance recovery and related litigation. She represents the insured policyholder in property insurance claims and lawsuits involving construction defect issues. She has negotiated, adjusted, and prosecuted insurance claims arising in numerous states.


Christina received her J.D. in 2005 from The John Marshall Law School and a B.A. from St. Mary’s College in 2002.


Christina has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s TIPS Property Insurance Law General Committee within the Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section for the 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015 fiscal years.

Christina is named as a Rising Star in the llinois Super Lawyers list (2012 – 2016).  The Rising Stars list represents no more than 2.5% of attorneys in each state.

Christina won the “Monique Raynaud-Contamine Prize” for best legal report by a young lawyer at the 2012 “Union Internationale des Avocats” (“UIA”) Congress in Dresden, German.  The Prize is given to the authors of the two best legal reports drafted for the UIA’s annual Congresses.

Christina was chosen as one of Chicago Magazine’s Top Women Attorneys in 2013

Community Involvement

She values community involvement and has worked  as a Trial Advocacy Coach at The John Marshall Law School.

Bar Admissions and Courts

Christina is a member of the bar in various State, Federal District, and Appellate Courts across the Country.

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaker at the Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting.  Presented on “Considerations for a Strong Settlement Agreement” (April, 2014)

Speaker at the Property Insurance Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting.  Presented on “Testing the limits of the ‘Earth Movement’ Exclusion” and “Property 101” (May, 2013).

Co-Author of “Lessons from Sandy: Proper Disaster Protocols”, King County Bar Association, Seattle, WA (Jan. 2013).

Author of “Preparing for and Responding to Disasters Caused by Acts of Nature”, Juriste International (Winter, 2012).

Co-Author of Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal: “Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law” (Fall, 2012 and 2013).

Christina spoke on “Preparing for and Responding to Disasters Caused by Acts of Nature” at the Union International des Avocats (“UIA”) 56th Annual Conference in Dresden, Germany on November 2, 2012.

Christina was a presenter at the First Pary Claims Conference (FPCC) in October, 2012, presenting on “An Adjuster’s Guide to Complying with Post-Loss Conditions”.

Christina is a co-author of Recent Developments in Property Insurance Law, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal, Fall 2011.

Christina participated as a panel speaker at the HB Construction Litigation Leader’s Forum Teleconference on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. She presented the topic, “Bringing Money to the Table: Resolving Construction Disputes.”

Her publications include Chapter 18: “Homeowners Insurance: The Real Estate Attorney’s Role,” Real Estate, IICLE (2008) and the revised chapter (2011).

She has also participated in Risk Worldwide’s blog talk radio show, presenting the topic, “Homeowners Alert.” In this interview, she answers questions regarding how homeowners can make sure that they have the right coverage and the items that are typically covered under a homeowner’s policy. You can listen to her interview by clicking the following link:



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