Christine Balbo Reed
Christine Balbo Reed joined the firm in 2003. She practices in the areas of employment, personal injury, premises liability, construction defect defense. Ms. Reed specializes in the representation of developers and general contractors, and employers in employment law, litigation and wage disputes. 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.
Ms. Reed handles all aspects of litigation, including jury trials in state and federal court and numerous court trials. 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recent decision published in 2015 in conjunction with Guy Stilson, Valdez v. Santa Lucia Preserve Co. CA6 (H040685) (unpublished), reversing a denied motion to compel arbitration in employment class action matter.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.
She was born in Torrance, California and raised on the Monterey Peninsula. She admitted to bar 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, Monterey County Bar Association, and Monterey County Women Lawyers Association and is the Vice President of Insurance Professionals of Monterey Peninsula.
Ms. Reed resides in Carmel with her husband and two children. She enjoys swimming, officiating age group swim meets for Pacific Swimming, yoga, skiing, hiking, cooking, and traveling.