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Christina Maria O'Brien, American lawyer. Bar: California. Echols Scholar, University Virginia, 1988, Beinecke Fellowship, Beinecke Foundation, 1991. Volunteer Stanford Hospital; Member of California Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


O'Brien, Christina Maria was born on June 4, 1969 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of James Joseph and Doris Margarite O'Brien.


University of Virginia (Bachelor of Arts, with highest honors, 1991). JFK School of Public Policy at Harvard University (Master of Arts, 1995). Harvard Law School (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1995).


Worked at Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg LLP (San Francisco, California) specializing in General Civil and Trial Practice. Corporate and International Business Transactions, Real Property, Securities, Antitrust, Taxation, Estate Planning, Probate, Unfair Competition, Commercial, Communications, Cable Television, Bankruptcy and Creditors' Rights, Toxic Torts, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law. Admitted to the bar, 1996, California.

Member: Bar Association of San Francisco. State Bar of California. American Bar Association.

Founded by two attorneys in 1975, Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg now comprises thirty-five attorneys who bring a superior record of academic, professional and civic achievement to the firm. The practice emphasizes complex business litigation and arbitration, sophisticated business, tax and real estate transactions, securities law and investment partnership formation, estate planning and probate, and bankruptcy and creditors' rights. The firm prides itself on combining the sophistication and expertise of a large firm with the responsiveness of a smaller firm.


  • Bar: California.


Member: Bar Association of San Francisco. State Bar of California. American Bar Association.


Married Walter Horst Colsman, August 22, 1998. Children: Christopher Walter, Matthew Jarrel.

James Joseph

Doris Margarite O'Brien

Walter Horst Colsman

Christopher Walter O'Brien

Matthew Jarrel O'Brien