Christine, of counsel to the firm, is published in the fields of law, organic chemistry, geobotanical studies and political science. She defends physicians, nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare professionals, social service agencies, non-profit entities, private companies and commercial property owners in professional and general liability actions. She also has significant experience representing defendants, including municipalities, in environmental litigation, and has a successful record of defending actions involving alleged elevator defects. In addition, she has created and maintained Lead Paint, Breast Cancer and Erb’s Palsy Databases in support of ongoing litigation.
Christine manages the litigation support team and prepares medical malpractice and other complex cases for trial. Also managing her own case list, she has successfully secured summary judgment for defendants in actions involving leg amputations allegedly necessitated by delays in diagnosis of vascular insufficiencies, serious neurologic and orthopedic injuries allegedly resulting from elevator malfunctions, IV infiltration cases, actions involving allegations of failure to diagnose osteomyelitis (or bone infections), and many other types of professional and general liability actions.
Prior to joining Turken, Heath & McCauley, LLP, at its inception, Christine was associated with the New York office of a national litigation firm.
Christine received her Juris Doctor degree from Ohio Northern University in 2005, where she served on the Editorial Board for the Ohio Northern University Law Review, and was winner of the Daniel S. Guy Appellate Advocacy Competition and a member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates. In law school, she received an academic award in Sales and Secured Transactions and served as a teaching assistant in the Decedents and Estates course. She was selected as the 2005 Outstanding Woman Law Graduate for Ohio Northern University by The National Association of Women Lawyers.
Christine graduated from Gettysburg College in 2002 with Political Science Departmental Honors. While attending college, she served as assistant to James D. Watson, Ph.D., a Nobel Prize Winner and co-discoverer of the double helix of DNA, and assisted in editing Dr. Watson’s autobiography.
An avid golfer, Ms. Champey co-founded and captained both her high school varsity and the first women’s varsity NCAA Division III Golf Team at Gettysburg College.