Jamie B. Schwinghamer and Allison B. Christensen, both litigation attorneys with Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, have been reappointed to the board of directors for the Collier County Women’s Bar Association (CCWBA). In addition to being selected again as board members, Schwinghamer has been named chair of the Special Events Committee, and Christensen has been named chair of the Membership Committee.
The CCWBA’s mission is the “promotion, recognition and encouragement of the contributions of women within the legal profession and judiciary, improvement of the administration of justice and the elevation of judicial standards, promotion of the study of law particularly among women, dissemination of legal knowledge to all members of the community and improvement of relations between members of the Bar, judiciary and public.” The CCWBA strives (1) to foster relationships among women attorneys; (2) to foster referral sources; and (3) to provide women from different specialty areas a chance to meet other women.
Christensen concentrates her legal practice in the areas of complex commercial, probate, trust, fiduciary and business litigation. She provides clients with strategic counseling and legal advice on a variety of matters, including real estate and construction contracts, business transactions, business torts, business disputes and will and trust contests. She also has experience in securities, sports and intellectual property law. Christensen is a member of The Florida Bar and its Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, as well as the Probate and Trust Litigation, Probate Law and Procedure Committees.
Among her professional accomplishments, Christensen was selected as a participant in the 2014 Growing Associates of Naples (GAIN) Program, specifically designed for young emerging leaders and professionals in Collier County. She is also a mentor for the Florida Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division.
Christensen received her J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2009, and a B.A. in psychology and criminal justice, with honors, from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 2006.