Christine Balbo Reed


Tel: (415) 394-3609



University of California at Berkeley
Monterey College of Law

Christine Balbo Reed joined Low, Ball & Lynch in 2003.  She practices in the areas of employment, personal injury, premises liability, construction defect public entity defense and Marijuana Law and Litigation.  Ms. Reed specializes in the representation of civil litigation defendants throughout Northern and Central California.  She is admitted to practice in the State of California before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and in the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of the Federal Courts.

Christine handles all aspects of litigation, including arbitration, jury and court trials in state and federal court.  Her most recent trial experience occurred in Alameda County in October 2016, in which she received a defense verdict after a 9 day jury trial in a personal injury and property damage matter defending corporate client, Aaron’s.  Her practice also includes appellate work, with the most recent decision published in 2015 in conjunction with Guy Stilson, Valdez v. Santa Lucia Preserve Co. CA6 (H040685) (unpublished), reversing a denied motion to compel arbitration in employment class action matter.  Published decisions include Trend Homes Inc. v. Azperren 131 Cal.App.4th 950 regarding judicial reference in 2005, and again in conjunction with Guy Stilson in 2010, in Sacramento Suncreek Apartment, LLC. Et al. v. Cambridge Advantaged Properties II L.P. et al. 187 Cal.App.4th 1, regarding proper service of out of state parties for California jurisdiction.

Christine is a regular presenter at various claims association organizations, CIWA, PCEA, PARMA, Insurance Professionals of Monterey Bay, and organizes Low, Ball and Lynch’s annual Sacramento Seminar/Webinar conducted for all LBL clients nationwide.  Her most recent speaking engagements have focused on Marijuana Law, An Emerging Insurance Risk and California Fair Claims Practices Regulations.

She was born in Torrance, California and raised on the Monterey Peninsula.  She was admitted to the bar in 1995 after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 with a degree in Legal Studies and from Monterey College of Law in 1995, where she earned the David Sabih Scholarship Award.  Ms. Reed is a member of the California Bar Association, Nothern California Association of Defense Counsel, Defense Research Institute, Monterey County Bar Association, Monterey County Women Lawyers Association and Insurance Professionals of the Monterey Peninsula.

Christine is a fourth generation Monterey Peninsula resident currently living in Carmel with her husband and two children.  She enjoys swimming, officiating swim meets for Pacific Swimming, yoga, skiing, hiking, cooking, her dogs and cat and traveling.