Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Christine L. Hawkins

Partner - Walnut Creek


Bar Admissions: California

Practice Groups: Toxic Tort / Mass Tort

Education: Golden Gate University School of Law, 2003, JD; San Francisco State University, 1999, BA, Psychology

Memberships: Alameda County Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); National Association of Northern California Defense Counsel; Queen's Bench; San Francisco Barristers Association


Christine Hawkins is a partner in the Walnut Creek office of Foley & Mansfield, where she focuses her practice in the areas of toxic tort and mass tort litigation.

Christine has defended numerous national corporations in product liability, premises liability, and toxic tort cases.She has managed all aspects of discovery on hundreds of cases for two large international corporate clients, including handling all written discovery, corporate depositions, and discovery motions. She also managed all tenders of defense as to those clients as well.

She has taken hundreds of plaintiff and percipient witness depositions, and has also defended numerous depositions of corporate representatives and witnesses. Christine has drafted, opposed, and successfully argued numerous motions, including motions for summary judgment, motions to dismiss, motions to vacate, motions for protective order, motions to compel, and demurrers. She gained extensive trial preparation experience in multi-million dollar actions, including the preparation and argument of pre-trial motions. Christine made frequent court appearances for case management, pre-trial conferences and trial. She has also appeared at numerous settlement conferences, resolving cases favorably.

While in law school Christine worked as a law clerk for the Alameda County Family Court Judges and Commissioners, mediating between parties appearing in court in pro per, and conducting workshops for pro pers in matters involving dissolution of marriage, paternity, and child custody and support. She also actively participated in mock trial, trial advocacy, and moot court competitions.


January 8, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names New Equity Partners, Additions to Partnership

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the election of seven partners to the Firm’s Equity Partnership, and the addition of eight attorneys to its Partnership.


May 5, 2016
Law360 Ranks Foley & Mansfield Among Top Firms for Female Attorneys

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has been ranked 15th on Law360’s 2016 list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.



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