Christina focuses her practice primarily upon Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, which encompasses, but is not limited to, car crashes, slip/trip-and-fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, homeowner negligence, and other negligent injury claims. Christina also handles Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation on behalf of doctors who have been unfairly denied payment by insurance carriers, and has also represented those who are disabled in Social Security Disability cases.
Christina has a long history of success in firm management and production. Prior to founding Luhrsen Goldberg, LLC with her partner, Julie S. Luhrsen, Esq., with whom Christina has reunited after the pair met and worked together from 2007 to 2009, Christina was the Managing Shareholder of the Law Offices of Barak & Goldberg, P.A., where she spearheaded the Personal Injury division as well as half of the firm’s PIP litigation caseload, alongside administrative management of the firm and its staff. In 2010, although a Plaintiff’s lawyer at heart, Christina was offered the opportunity to open, organize, and oversee the fourth statewide office for a very well-known Florida insurance defense firm. Two years later, having obtained very valuable insight into how, exactly, “big insurance” views the claims made by its insureds, Christina followed her heart and her talents back to Plaintiff’s work, representing individual victims of others’ negligence.
Christina earned her Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University College of Law in 2007, graduating in the top third of her class. While at Stetson, she served and competed in national competitions as a member of Stetson’s nationally ranked Alternate Dispute Resolution Board, and additionally served as a Teaching Fellow, a distinguished position only bestowed upon those students with an exhibited mastery of legal writing and research skills. Prior to earning her Juris Doctor degree, Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Legal Studies from the University of Central Florida, having graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest distinction) as a member of UCF’s Burnett Honors College. Christina is licensed to practice before all Florida State Courts, Florida’s Second District Court of Appeals, is a Certified County Court Mediator, a Sarasota County Guardian ad Litem, holds memberships with the local Sarasota and Manatee County Bar Associations, is a Board Member of The Mark Wandall Foundation and is a member of the Florida Justice Association. She also previously served as an Advisory Board Member of the Lakewood Ranch YMCA.
Christina was born and raised in Sarasota and currently lives in the Lakewood Ranch area. She is the proud parent of one son.