Christina Lawrence advises cities, special districts, community college districts, and other public agencies throughout California on public contracts and procurements. She assists agency staff to prepare, award and manage contracts in compliance with the law and following best practices to avoid costly disputes. She prepares user-friendly contract documents written in plain English and designed to be easy to understand and administer. Christina has served as a reviewer of the Public Contracting chapter of the California Municipal Law Handbook. She also co-authored Mind Your [RF]Ps and Qs, a publication for the League of California Cities’ Annual Conference in October 2019.
Christina’s practice also extends to other aspects of local government law, including local revenue and finance matters and litigation. In February 2020, she presented on rules, procedures, and restrictions relating to putting local tax measures on the ballot for the Contra Costa County City Attorneys’ Association.
Christina received her law degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2016, where she participated in the USF Law Review. During law school, she also served as an Energy and Telecommunications Intern at the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and a Judicial Extern at the California Public Utilities Commission.
She has been an associate at the firm since January 2017.