Christina M. Tribbia | Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington | Chicago, Illinois
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Christina  M. Tribbia


Employment Law & Litigation
Insurance Defense
Insurance Coverage Opinion, Analysis, & Litigation
Governmental & Municipality Law & Litigation


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D., Concentration in Litigation, with honors
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A., Philosophy and Comparative Literature


  • Illinois, 2009
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Christina M. Tribbia
Managing Partner, Chicago
Tel: 312-819-1100
Fax: 312-819-8062
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Christina Tribbia is the firm's Managing Partner and is based in the Chicago office.  Christina’s experience is in civil litigation, including the defense of auto, truck, construction, and premises liability injury claims as well as the defense of complex local public entity, municipality, and labor and employment litigation.

Christina's past experience includes involvement in the defense of multi-million dollar injury cases arising from automobile and truck collisions, construction-site and premises incidents, discrimination, and civil rights violations.

Christina was selected by the Law Bulletin Publishing Company/Jury Verdict Reporter as a recipient of their 2014 Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for an Outstanding Defense Verdict in a case involving motor vehicles. Only two cases state-wide were selected to receive an award in this category. She was also recognized as an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers publication in 2015. This recognition is determined by surveys conducted by Leading Lawyers across the state.  Less than 2% of lawyers in Illinois are selected to receive the designation of Emerging Lawyer. An Emerging Lawyer is under the age of 40 or has been practicing less than 10 years and who shows promise to be one of the future’s leading lawyers.

Christina graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature. She obtained her law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, with a concentration in Litigation with Honors. While in law school, Christina was a recipient of the Ault Award and the Wallace Award for excellence in litigation skills and earned CALI awards in Trial Tactics and Civil Litigation and Mediation Clinic. She volunteered with the Cleveland Legal Aid and the Cleveland Bar Association’s mentoring program to the public high schools. Since returning to Chicago, she continues to perform pro-bono work with the Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services with their Domestic Violence Project.

Christina is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois and the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association and the Asian American Bar Association.


  • 2017 Illinois Emerging Lawyer (Leading Lawyers)
  • 2016 Illinois Emerging Lawyer (Leading Lawyers)
  • 2015 Illinois Emerging Lawyer (Leading Lawyers)
  • 2014 JVR Award for Trial Excellence/Outstanding Defense Verdict (Law Bulletin Publishing Company)

Emerging Lawyers Badge 2017  Emerging Lawyers Badge 2016  Emerging Lawyers Badge 2015