Christina S. Gunn

Member

Ms. Gunn’s practice focuses on defense of employment, discrimination, and federal civil rights matters.  Her practice includes claims involving civil rights, constitutional law, correctional healthcare, and employment discrimination.  She represents individuals, companies, government agencies, and insurers in administrative matters, state and federal litigation and appeals.

Prior to joining Hall & Evans, Ms. Gunn was an attorney with The Sotos Law Firm in Chicago.  There she handled litigation matters dealing with civil rights, police misconduct, and employment discrimination for both public and private sector clients.

She regularly provides consultation, training and presentations for insurers, employers and municipal clients, including recent offerings related to harassment and discrimination in the workplace, employer drug and alcohol testing, and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act.  She has also provided training to police officers, including the Colorado and Illinois Associations of Chiefs of Police, regarding legal updates and other topics such as constitutional standards, use of force, tasers, and OC spray.

Practice Areas

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2013
  • Illinois, 2006
  • Louisiana (inactive), 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Location

Denver Office
1001 17th Street
Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202

Education

JD: Tulane Law School, 2004, in Trial Advocacy
BA: Bradley University, 2001, Public Relations, summa cum laude

Contact

gunnc@hallevans.com

More About
Christina

Career Distinctions & Honors
  • Judicial Clerk to the Honorable Marc T. Amy, Louisiana Court of Appeal, Third Circuit, 2004-2005
  • CALI Award of Excellence in Obligations (Contracts)
Decisions
  • Holm v. Clark, No. 11 C 1798, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 40140 (N.D. III, Mar. 23, 2012)
  • Livingston v. McDevitt, No. 09 C 7725, (N.D. III. Feb. 3, 2011)
  • Stewart v. III. Department of Human Services, No. 09 C 6810, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 138321 (N.D. III. Dec. 22, 2010)
  • Livingston v. McDevitt, No. 09 C 7725, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 144531 (N.D. III. May 10, 2010)
  • Holm v. Village of Coal City, No. 05 C 3910, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71033 (N.D. III. Sept. 19, 2008)
Appeals
  • Stewart v. City of Chicago, 513 Fed. Appx. 619, 2013 U.S. App LEXIS10886 (7th Cir. May 30, 2013)
  • Palacious v. City of Chicago, 404 Ill. App. 3d 1167, 966 N.E.2d 772(Ill. App. 1 Dist. Dec. 10,2010; argued)
  • Elusta v. Mineo, 595 F.3d 699 (7th Cir. Feb. 9, 2010; argued set. 23, 2009)
  • Holm v. Village of Coal City, 345 Fed. Appx. 187, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 20643, (7th Cir. Sept. 16, 2009)
Professional Associations
  • Federal Bar Association – Federal Litigation Section and Civil Rights Section
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
Articles & Publications // Presentations // Webinars
  • Author, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police – Speeches regarding social media in law enforcement, legal updates and use of force legal analysis, 2012 and 2013
  • Co-Presenter, “Prosecutor Independence from Media Influence, “Federal Bar Association Ethics Seminar, 2011, and Association of Government Lawyers in Capital Liability, 2008
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Prosecutor Ethics and Prosecutor Civil Liability,” Association of Government Lawyers in Capital Litigation, 2008
  • Author, “Rush Prudential HMO, Inc. V. Moran: Allowing State Independent Review of HMO Decision Statutes to Stand Independent from ERISA,” Journal of American Arbitration, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2003 (online edition)
Business & Community Service
  • Special Olympics Chicago volunteer
  • Rotary International, Elk Grove Village Chapter Board Member, Paul Harris Fellow, 2006-2011
  • Southwest Louisiana Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section Executive Board
  • Inns of Court Member, Judge Albert Tate American Inn of Court
  • Hurricane Katrina and Rita fundraising, raised approximately $50,000.00 of monetary funds and suppliers and coordinated delivery
Languages

Conversational Spanish