Christine Pham - Partner

About Christine

T. Christine Pham is a partner at Rosenberg Martin Greenberg. Christine practices complex civil litigation in the state and federal courts. She represents individuals and companies in business, employment, real estate, insurance and professional liability matters. Christine has a strong trial background having begun her career as a plaintiff’s medical malpractice attorney, and handles bench and jury trials in Maryland state and federal courts.  In her employment work, she regularly advises management and has successfully represented management in numerous matters, including obtaining judgment in favor of the Charleston Restaurant in an alleged race and gender discrimination action.  Christine obtained one of the largest punitive damages awarded by a Howard County jury in the matter of Flurry v. Flurry.  Representing an affiliate of Greenebaum Enterprises, she successfully defended a $1.8 million real estate development action in Star Hotels, Inc. v. G&R/Maple Lawn K, LLC.  Christine has secured summary judgment on behalf of land-owners on leasing, development and purchase transactions.  Last year, she obtained partial summary judgment in a federal matter resulting in the reduction of available damages from $4+ Million claim to a small fraction of that amount.  Christine successfully tried a plaintiff’s malpractice claim in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, securing a jury verdict for her client of $750,000 for non-economic damages.   Since 2010, Ms. Pham has been named one of the top attorneys in Maryland in Best Lawyers of America.

Christine is active and has held leadership positions in numerous legal organizations, including the Maryland State, Baltimore City, Asian Pacific American and Anne Arundel County Bar Associations. She proudly serves on the Board of PACT: Helping Children with Special Needs, a non-profit organization devoted to assisting and supporting medically fragile and developmentally challenged children and their families.  In 2016, Christine was appointed by Governor Hogan to the Board of Trustees for the Office of the Public Defender.

Education

  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude) (1996)
  • University of Maryland, B.S. (1992)

Bar admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

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