Christine focuses her practice on medical malpractice cases including the defense of physicians, hospitals, pharmacists and other health care professionals.  She has tried numerous complex cases over the years and finds herself at home in the courtroom. 

Christine is also a frequent speaker to professionals on litigation-related topics.  She has been honored by her peers as a leading attorney by “Best Lawyers in America” for Medical Malpractice-Defendants, and by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine as a Super Lawyer.

Honors & Recognitions

2017 YWCA of Greater Cleveland “Woman of Professional Excellence”

Listed in the Best Lawyers in America for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, since 2011

Recognized as a Super Lawyer by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, including special recognition as Top 25 Women Cleveland and Top 50 Women Ohio

Christine Santoni Best Lawyers

Community & Professional

YWCA of Greater Cleveland Board of Directors

Ohio Women's Bar Association
-Chair, Judicial Selection Committee

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
-Executive Committee Member of Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition, “Judge 4 Yourself”

cmba fellow badge

Ohio State Bar Association

American Board of Trial Advocates


For a more complete list of trial results, please contact attorney.



Speaking Engagements

  • Preparing for Voir Dire
    National Business Institute CLE Seminar, Cleveland, OH, Nov 20, 2014
  • OSIA Conference-Sponsor
    Cincinnati, Jun 18, 2014
  • Daubert Challenges and the Admissibility of Expert Testimony
    American Board of Trial Advocates Master in Trial Seminar - Columbus, OH, Sep 20, 2013
  • Social Media Exposures in the Workplace
    Signature Health, Inc. In-House Seminar - Willoughby, OH, Mar 20, 2012
  • Presenting Expert Witness Testimony in Court
    Federal Bar Association - Cleveland, OH, Aug 24, 2011
  • Capacity and Competency in Elder Law - Cleveland Marshall Law Alumnae Association
    Cleveland, OH, Feb 26, 2011
  • Will Contests - Gilbride Insurance Consultants CLE Seminar
    Independence, OH, Nov 11, 2010
  • Opening Statements In Trial - 2010 Trial Advocacy Institute - Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assn & National Institute Of Trial Advocacy
    Cleveland, OH, Oct 1, 2010
  • "Adult Adoption and Beneficiary Status, the Current State of Ohio Law"- 2010- American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
    Cleveland,OH, Apr 24, 2010
  • Case Western Reserve University, Feb 3, 2010
  • Twittering, Friending, Linking and Blogging: the Legal Implications
    Nov 17, 2009
  • Resolving Estate, Will and Trust Contests
    May 6, 2009
  • Probate Litigation Issues, Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association CLE
    Cleveland, Ohio, Feb 23, 2008
  • The Physician's Response to DNR Orders, Holzer Medical Center
    Columbus, OH, Oct 12, 2007
  • Proving Damages, Ohio State Bar Association CLE Seminar
    Cleveland, Ohio, Oct 11, 2007



  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Bar Journal Vol. 5, No. 8 – March 2013, Mar 18, 2013
  • Female Perspective in a Woman Friendly Firm 
    The Gavel Cleveland State University College of Law - Winter 2013 Edition, Mar 8, 2013
  • Implications For Employers on EEOC's Final GINA Regulations
    Employment Practices Group E-Newsletter - Summer 2011, Jul 1, 2011


J.D., Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, cum laude, 1993

  • Managing Editor, Cleveland-Marshall Law Review, 1993

B.A., Loyola University of New Orleans, cum laude, 1989


  • State of Ohio, 1993
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