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Christina M. Deats

Counsel
  • Rochester
  • 585.231.1481
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Christina represents companies and individuals in New York state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. She has extensive experience leading litigation matters and efficiently resolving complex disputes, which offers her litigation clients fast, thorough, and professional service.

Highly skilled in a broad range of specialties including health care, building and construction, and tort/premises liability defense, Christina has experience handling all phases of litigation, including appeals.

Christina began her legal career as a litigation associate in the New York City office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Secretary, Board of Trustees of Bishop Kearney High School, 2012-Present
  • President, Western & Central New York Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Board, 2016-2017
  • Member, Western & Central New York Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Board, 2014-Present
  • Steering Committee Member, University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association, Rochester Chapter, 2011-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member and Secretary, Litigation Council, Monroe County Bar Association, 2017-Present
  • Campaign Cabinet Member, Campaign for Justice, 2018-2019
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services Project

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction
  • Selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018-2021
  • Recipient, “Top Women in Law” Award, The Daily Record, 2019
  • Commencement Speaker, Bishop Kearney High School, Rochester, New York, 2016
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
    • Note & Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review
    • President, Wechsler Moot Court Executive Board and Criminal Law Society Executive Board
    • Associate Editor, Buffalo Women’s Law Journal
    • Associate, New Criminal Law Review
    • Member, Mock Trial Team

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Medicaid reimbursement litigation against New York State in the long-term care space.
  • Successfully briefed and argued before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, resulting in dismissal of complaint against landowner in premises liability action.*

* Worked on this matter prior to joining HSE.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author, "Delaware Quarterly, Recent Developments in Delaware Business and Securities Law," Bank & Corporate Governance Law Reporter, April 2010
  • Co-author, "Delaware Quarterly, Recent Developments in Delaware Business and Securities Law," Bank & Corporate Governance Law Reporter and Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, May 2009

PRESENTATIONS

  • Speaker, "Examining the Current Events that are Impacting Litigation," General Counsel Conference, September 26, 2019
  • Speaker, Monroe County Bar Association CLE: Business Owner Disputes, May 12, 2017

PRACTICE AREAS

ADMISSIONS

  • New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Western, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York
  • U.S. Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Cornell University, B.A.
HSE Law
312
Christina M. Deats
Counsel
cdeats@hselaw.com
tel: 585.231.1481
fax: 585.232.2152

Christina represents companies and individuals in New York state and federal courts and before arbitration tribunals. She has extensive experience leading litigation matters and efficiently resolving complex disputes, which offers her litigation clients fast, thorough, and professional service.

Highly skilled in a broad range of specialties including health care, building and construction, and tort/premises liability defense, Christina has experience handling all phases of litigation, including appeals.

Christina began her legal career as a litigation associate in the New York City office of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP.

Representative Experience

  • Medicaid reimbursement litigation against New York State in the long-term care space.
  • Successfully briefed and argued before the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, resulting in dismissal of complaint against landowner in premises liability action.*

* Worked on this matter prior to joining HSE.

Professional & Civic Affiliations

  • Secretary, Board of Trustees of Bishop Kearney High School, 2012-Present
  • President, Western & Central New York Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Board, 2016-2017
  • Member, Western & Central New York Chapter of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Board, 2014-Present
  • Steering Committee Member, University at Buffalo School of Law Alumni Association, Rochester Chapter, 2011-Present
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, Monroe County Bar Association
  • Member and Secretary, Litigation Council, Monroe County Bar Association, 2017-Present
  • Campaign Cabinet Member, Campaign for Justice, 2018-2019
  • Volunteer, Volunteer Legal Services Project

Honors & Awards

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America for Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Construction
  • Selected for inclusion in Upstate New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2018-2021
  • Recipient, “Top Women in Law” Award, The Daily Record, 2019
  • Commencement Speaker, Bishop Kearney High School, Rochester, New York, 2016
  • University at Buffalo School of Law
    • Note & Comment Editor, Buffalo Law Review
    • President, Wechsler Moot Court Executive Board and Criminal Law Society Executive Board
    • Associate Editor, Buffalo Women’s Law Journal
    • Associate, New Criminal Law Review
    • Member, Mock Trial Team

Admissions

  • New York

Education

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Cornell University, B.A.

Disclaimer

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