I value my client relationships, and make sure to focus on what matters most to them in their planning. My care for my clients is just as genuine as it is for any friend or family member, and I think that clients feel that right away.”
She brings extensive experience designing and drafting wills and trusts, analyzing taxable events, restructuring and consolidating assets, and administering trusts. She is often called upon to create strategies to preserve client assets and design gifting plans to utilize the estate and gift tax exemption. In addition, Christina often helps with planning for Medi-Cal benefits, as well as resolving Medi-Cal estate recovery matters.
Education and Accolades
Christina’s academic journey began at California State University of Northridge, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. During her time there, she also delved deeply into Italian language and culture while studying abroad, and developed her musical prowess as part of the college a capella group, Acasola—even singing the National Anthem at her graduation.
Her journey continued at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where she graduated cum laude and earned the prestigious CALI award, Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence, the Jefferson Medal, and appeared on the Distinguished Honor Roll. Along the way, she authored five foreign tax publications on Matthew Bender Lexis and a tax publication with the National Underwriter.
More recently, Christina was named among the American Academy of Attorneys’ Top 40 under 40 Attorneys in 2018 and has earned the prestigious title of “Southern California Rising Stars SuperLawyer” for the years 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Genuine Concern for Clients
“I chose to specialize in Estate Planning because I realized the enormous impact good planning could make in my clients’ lives. I saw the mistakes that people all too commonly made in an attempt to protect their family assets. My primary focus when meeting with clients is to educate them on the best means of protecting their assets, and legacy, for future generations—each client is unique, and each plan is unique. I value my client relationships, and make sure to focus on what matters most to them in their planning. My care for my clients is just as genuine as it is for any friend or family member, and I think that clients feel that right away.”
Those client relationships make it all worthwhile, says Christina. “It’s incredibly satisfying to help people navigate the complexities of these issues.”
Supporting Her Community
Christina has contributed to the community by serving on the executive board of Glendale Arts. She is an active member of the Armenian Women’s Bar Association, and has been a featured guest on the popular Apple podcast “Money Honeys.”
Dedicated to Family Life
Outside the office, Christina is a devoted wife to her husband, Alexander, and a loving mother to their young son. Her favorite family pastime is spending quality time in the sunshine with her family—”more specifically, on the beach in Malibu.”
When she finds the time, she’s an avid traveler, always ready to explore new places and savor new cuisines. Her creative side shines through her continuing passion for writing and producing music, with the piano as her instrument of choice. She also enjoys interior design and painting. Christina says she embraces life as a “multifaceted journey,” weaving her legal expertise into her tapestry of family, creativity, and exploration.
Contact Us Today
You can get assistance from Christina and our full team of attorneys with our full range of practice areas through any of our offices across Northern and Southern California. We offer in-person, phone, and Zoom appointments. Request an appointment online or call (866) 988-3956.
At CunninghamLegal, we guide savvy, caring families in the protection and transfer of multi-generational wealth.