Christina in Her Own Words

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"What impressed me most about Mike and Chris is their high degree of ethics and utmost integrity. They truly put my interests first and did everything possible to avoid litigation."

Christina E. Carriere Lutz


Christina Carriere Lutz is a partner in Levenfeld Pearlstein's Litigation Group, where she concentrates in general and commercial litigation. She has represented a variety of midsized business entities and individuals throughout the litigation process, from inception through trial and on appeal.

The versatility and resourcefulness Christina has gained by litigating a wide array of matters has brought insight that spans across diverse industries and subjects. With her foundation in general litigation, Christina also has extensive experience in probate, local government, real estate, and employment law, representing individuals, municipalities, condominium associations, national retailers, and business entities of all sizes.

Throughout her practice, she works to develop close relationship with her clients, guide them through every step of the litigation process, continually evaluate their objectives, and team with them to obtain positive results. Prior to her legal career, Christina worked in television in New York and Los Angeles, and she applies the business acumen and pragmatism acquired in her entertainment career to her legal practice.

Christina is Chair of the firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force and a member of the firm’s Professional Development Committee. She was listed among The National Black Lawyers Top 100 in 2020 and 2021 and was named among Illinois’ “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” for 2018 by publishers of Chicago Lawyer magazine and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.  

Chicago Kent College of Law, J.D., 2008
Swarthmore College, B.A., English Literature, 2000
Bar Admissions
Illinois, 2008
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois
Black Women Lawyers' Association
Cook County Bar Association
Crain's Chicago Business Notable Rising Star in Law, 2021
The National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2020-2021
Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2016-2019
40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2018


What’s one thing someone would be surprised to know about you?
I know how to tap dance (really well)
What’s the biggest mistake attorneys can make?
The biggest mistake an attorney can make is not listening to the client’s needs and goals. There are a number of ways to litigate a case, and it is as important to understand a client’s endgame in order to craft a solution as it is to know how to litigate well. You can achieve a fantastic result, but if it came after several years of litigating a case and a client had time or budgetary concerns that required a swifter solution, your victory is pyrrhic.
What was your very first job?
Working as George Carlin’s personal assistant.

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