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PHONE

 585.730.4773 main

 Extension 114

 888.971.3736 fax


EMAIL

cdeats@lawpf.com


MAIL

69 Cascade Drive  Suite 307

Rochester, New York 14614

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • New York

COURT ADMISSIONS

  • United States District Court, Western District of New York

  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Southern District of New York

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York

  • United States Tax Court

EDUCATION

  • University at Buffalo School of Law, The State University of New York, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008

  • Cornell University, B.A., with distinction, 2005

CHRISTINA M. DEATS

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Civil Litigation

  • Building and Construction

  • Design Professionals

  • Personal Injury

  • Premises Liability

  • Insurance Defense

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Christina M. Deats (née Petrella) is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Litigation Department. Her practice is focused on commercial disputes, negotiating settlements, enforcing contracts, and litigating in New York state and federal courts. She has extensive experience leading litigation matters, including working directly with local and national clients, taking and defending depositions, drafting and responding to discovery, and drafting and arguing motions. Importantly, she guides clients through efforts to avoid costly litigation.  Ms. Deats has also represented companies in connection with government investigations and regulatory requests. Before returning to her hometown, she worked in the New York City office of an international law firm. 

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC ACTIVITIES​

  • New York State Bar Association, Member

  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member

    • Litigation Council, Member​

  • Volunteer Legal Services Project, Volunteer

  • Bishop Kearney High School, Board of Trustees, Member

  • Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, Western & Central NY Chapter, Board of Directors, Member

  • During law school, Ms. Deats served as a note and comment editor of the Buffalo Law Review, an associate editor of the Buffalo Women’s Law Journal, president of the Wechsler Moot Court Executive Board and Criminal Law Society Executive Board, and a member of the Mock Trial Team.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • "Top Women in Law" Award, The Daily Record, 2019

  • Listed in Super Lawyers Upstate New York©, Rising Star, 2018-2019

  • Bishop Kearney High School, Commencement Speaker, 2016

PUBLICATIONS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Publications

  • Co-author, “Delaware Quarterly, Recent Developments in Delaware Business and Securities Law,” Bank & Corporate Governance Law Reporter, April 2010

  • Co-author, “Delaware Quarterly, Recent Developments in Delaware Business and Securities Law,” Bank & Corporate Governance Law Reporter and Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, May 2009​

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, "Examining the Current Events that are Impacting Litigation", General Counsel Conference, September 26, 2019

  • Speaker, "Business Owner Disputes", Monroe County Bar Association CLE, May 12, 2017