Christine L. Mast

Partner
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4000 SunTrust Plaza
303 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30308-3243

 

Christine defends attorneys and other legal professionals in all types of claims, ranging from legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair debt collection practices, fraud, securities violations, defamation, to racketeering. She has extensive experience in claims involving a wide range of substantive areas, including real estate, personal injury, bankruptcy, securities, domestic law, corporate transactions, criminal law, title examination and title insurance indemnity, and estate planning. She provides advice, counsel and representation in licensing and disciplinary matters, and defends against Georgia abusive litigation claims and Rule 11 motions.

Christine also represents insurance agents and brokers, appraisers, surveyors and other professionals. She also has experience handling insurance coverage disputes and business litigation matters. Christine also serves as an adjunct professor at the Emory School of Law.

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Christine lectures regularly on the subjects of malpractice avoidance, ethics, abusive litigation, and trial procedures.  She also has published related papers on legal malpractice, abusive litigation, and trial tactics.  Christine also has appeared as a guest on Leyes Cotidianas (“Everyday Law”), a Spanish language legal talk show, where she discussed recovery of civil litigation fees and expenses.

"Intake Procedures - Unleash Your Inner Detective," Attorney Protective Webinar (October 2012)

"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished," Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia Conference (September 2012)

"What Do You Mean You Won’t Pay? Navigating Coverage Issues at    Mediate and Beyond," ABA National Legal Malpractice Conference, Chicago, Illinois (September 2012)

“Title Standards and Lawyer Liability,” State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia (2011)

“Claims For Attorney’s Fees And Expenses Under OCGA §9-15-14,” Georgia ICLE (1998-2011)

“LPL Market Outlook for 2010:  Claims Trends, New LPL Carriers, and Emerging Products,” American Conference Institute’s Second National Forum on LPL/Legal Malpractice, New York (2009)

“Title Standards and Lawyer Liability,” State Bar of Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia (2009)

“Highest-Risk Behavior:  Specific Lawyer Activities Most Likely to Lead to Malpractice Claims,” ABA Lawyers' Professional Liability Conference, Fall 2009 National Legal Malpractice Conference, Chicago, Illinois (2009)

“Awards of Attorney’s Fees, Litigation Expenses and Damages for Abusive Litigation Under O.C.G.A. §§ 9-15-14, 51-7-80 and 9-11-68,” Georgia ICLE, Trial and Error:  Advice on Becoming a Good Lawyer and Avoiding Rookie Mistakes Seminar (2008)

“Legal Malpractice, Drafting and Litigating Contracts:  Avoiding Common Traps,” Georgia ICLE, Contract Litigation (2007)

“Pursuit of Attorney’s Fees and Litigation Expenses in Slip and Fall Case,” Georgia ICLE, Advanced Slip and Fall (2007)

“Bad Faith/E&O Coverage Litigation,” Georgia ICLE Residential Real Estate (2007)

“Use of Depositions,” Lorman Education Services Seminar (2005)

“Hot Topics in Business Bankruptcy” and “Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy,” Panelist, Georgia ICLE (2005)

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Education

J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law (1992)

B.S., with honors, University of Illinois (1989)

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