Overview

Christine Diaz Reynolds defends clients in complex commercial, product liability, and catastrophic personal injury matters in state and federal courts.  Since 2011, she has litigated more than 100 matters, and her experience includes pre-litigation case evaluation, drafting responsive pleadings, written discovery and depositions, and drafting case dispositive motions. Christine has participated on several trial teams by drafting trial briefs and motions in limine, trial examination outlines, voir dire, and other pre-trial documents.

Christine’s clients include hotels, construction companies, childcare facilities, elder care centers, farms, marinas, wineries and fitness equipment companies. Christine has defended clients throughout the state of California in cases arising out of general negligence, premises liability, products liability, trucking and motor vehicle accidents, and construction site accidents. 

She also has extensive experience defending corporations against allegations of unfair business practices (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §17200), violations of the Unruh Civil Rights Act, breach of contract/covenant of good faith and fair dealing, and defamation. 

Christine is a skillful writer and has successfully drafted and argued multiple case-dispositive motions.  She also understands the value of applying soft skills in the litigation context and a large aspect of her practice involves building and maintaining a positive rapport with opposing counsel and leveraging those relationships into positive outcomes for her clients.

Experience

Negligence Litigation

  • Defended a real estate photographer in a general negligence case resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
  • Defended a day care facility in a negligent supervision case resulting in a jury verdict below the pre-trial CCP §998 Offer to Compromise.
  • Drafted successful motion for summary adjudication disposing of plaintiff’s claims regarding farm’s responsibility for its employee’s negligent operation of a farm-owned vehicle.
  • Negotiated mutual release in complex commercial matter involving claims for breach of contract, unfair business practices, defamation, and trade libel, resulting in settlement without payment of damages.

Premises Liability Litigation

  • Represented a winery in Healdsburg, a hotel in Laguna Beach, and a marina in Dana Point in trip and fall cases.

Personal Injury Litigation

  • Represented national equipment rental company in a wrongful death suit arising out of a pedestrian versus auto incident.

Product Liability Litigation

  • Represented national fitness equipment distributors in multiple product liability suits.

Presentations

  • Save Your Bottom Line by Managing Your Risks: Premises Liability, 2013
  • Medical Liens & Personal Injury Claims: What Every Insurer Should Know, 2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Orange County Bar Association, 2012–present
  • San Diego County Bar Association, 2009–2012
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego, 2009–2012
  • Louis M. Welsh Inn of Court, 2011–2012

Community Involvement

  • Orange County Cal Alumni Association, 2012–present
  • Big C Society, 2004–present
  • Back Bay Rugby Club supporter, 2012–present
  • MANA Hermanitas Mentor, 2011–2014

Past Employment

Prior to joining Taylor | Anderson, Christine spent two years as an associate in a boutique business litigation firm, clerked for a prominent San Diego plaintiff-side law firm, and was a legal assistant at a boutique construction defect firm in San Diego.

Personal Interests

Spending time outdoors with her husband, son, and black lab; reading fiction and design blogs; cooking and trying new recipes.

Practice Areas
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
Education
  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honor: Vice Chair, Appellate Moot Court Board; Administrative Hearing Officer for the City of San Diego; Dean-Student Advisory Committee
  • University of California, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: Integrative Biology and Rhetoric
    • Honor: NCAA Div. I Women’s Crew
Bar Admission
  • California
Court Admission
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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