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Attorney, Managing Member

Christina was diagnosed with infertility at age 21, so she knew that when she was ready to have a child she would need medical assistance. What she didn't realize was how tough it would prove to be to navigate the world of reproductive technology and actually get pregnant. 

While she didn't go to law school with reproductive technology in mind, she was immediately drawn to it. When one of her fertility doctors told Christina that she was going to refer patients to her, it clicked. Christina realized she could use her 17 years of personal experience with assisted reproductive technology and her law degree to help others. She could be the advisor she wished she had all the years that she and her husband struggled on their family formation journey. 

Christina founded  Reproductive Family Law Center and now serves clients around the world. She is passionate about helping people of all backgrounds achieve the dream of parenthood. She intimately knows the challenges of infertility and brings that knowledge to every case, guiding clients not just on the legal aspects of their case, but also educating them on modern medical techniques while providing insight, resources, and connections.


Consistently recognized as an expert in reproductive law and ethics, Christina was recently named to Missouri Lawyers Weekly Power List of the most influential Family Law attorneys in Missouri for the second year in a row.  She is the only attorney in Missouri or Kansas that is currently appointed to the American Bar Association (ABA) Standing Committee for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) by the ABA National President.  She is the Family Law Section Liaison to the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, and a former regional representative to the governing council of the Family Law Section, and a past chair of the ABA Family Law Section's Alternative Families Committee.  She is also a past chair of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association's Solo/Small Firm Section and a past member of the KCMBA Board of Directors.  Christina has also been quoted in a number of publications on reproductive law and ethics, and has been published on surrogacy ethics in the Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, one of the premier peer-edited journals for family law attorneys.  

Contact Christina at or (816)205-7020 or (602) 900-1030 (in Arizona) or 516-900-9001 (in New York) to discuss how she can help you on your family formation journey. 

Recent Media Quotes:

Arizona Supreme Court Gets Embryo Case Right, But It Feels Wrong...

Do Surrogate Attorneys Need More Regulation?


  • University of Missouri-Kansas City - School of Law, JD 

    • Emphasis: Child and Family Law​

  • University of Central Oklahoma, BA


  • Arizona

  • Kansas 

  • Missouri

  • New York

  • Oklahoma

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association: Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education - appointed for a three year term by the ABA President (2021-2024); Family Law Section Governing Council (2018-2021); Family Law Section Strategic Planning Committee (2018-2021); Family Law Section Representative to the Center for Professional Responsibility  (2017-Present); Appointed to Family Law Section Member Benefit Development Committee, (2016-Present); Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Committee Member (2012-Present); Alternative Families Committee Chair (2017-18)

  • Society for Ethics in Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS): Membership Committee Chair (2019-Present)

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association: Solo/Small Firm Section -President (2019); Immediate Past President and Nominating Committee Chair (2020) 

  • Earl O'Connor American Inn of Court, CLE Chair (2018-2019) 

  • Association of Women Lawyers of Kansas City 

  • Kansas Women Attorney Association

  • RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association 

  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) - Legal Professionals Group

  • Volunteer Attorney Project of Greater Kansas City

  • New York State Bar Association 

Papers and Published Work:

  • "Surrogacy Professionalism" (w/ Prof. June Carbone, Univ. of Minnesota) Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2018)

  • "Could Your Divorce Fees be Impacted by Your Client's Bankruptcy Filing?" American Bar Association Family Advocate, Vol. 40 No. 3 (December, 2017)

  •  "A Look Back at the Due Process Changes in the 2004 Amendments to IDEIA"

  • "The Status of Embryos in Divorce Proceedings" 

Presentations and Speaking Engagements

  • Informed Consent Best Practices for Reproductive Clinics, American Society of Reproductive Medicine-Association of Reproductive Managers, National Conference, May 2019

  • Saber-Rattling: Ethical Issues In Dealing with Opposing Counsel and Parties, Earl O'Connor American Inn of Court, 2017

  • Indispensable Skills: Advanced Negotiation and Contract Drafting, The Missouri Bar, 2016

  • Don't Get Freezer Burn in Your Divorce Case, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2016

  • What Estate Planners Need to Know About Assisted Reproductive Technology, Polsinelli Estate Planning Practice Group, 2016

  • Adoption & Name Changes of Minors, Missouri Bar Association, 2015 

  • Beginnings & Endings: The Intersection of ART and Death, ePlanners, 2015 

  • Family Law Essentials, Missouri Bar Association, 2015

  • What Do You Do When it's Ova, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2015 

  • Embryos on Ice- An Assisted Path to Parenthood & What You Need to Know, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2015

  • The Ethics of the New Baby Boom: Conflicts of Interest in Reproductive Rights Case Law, Wyandotte County Bar Association, 2014  

  • Ethical Branding for Lawyers, Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, 2014

Awards and Honors:

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly - Family Law Power List - 2020 and 2021  (Most Powerful Family Law Attorneys in Missouri)

  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly - Up and Coming Award 2017 (Top 40 Lawyers In Missouri under 40 or less than 10 years of practice)

  • Super Lawyers - Rising Star 2017-2021

  • American Bar Association, Assisted Reproductive Technology Mentorship Program Liaison, 2015-2016 

  • Association of Women Lawyers Foundation of Greater Kansas City, Connections Class of 2015 

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Bar Leadership Academy, 2015 

  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association, Law Practice Institute, 2014

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