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Christina Bennett


Areas of Practice
Business Litigation

Employment Law
Insurance Defense
Personal Injury Law

Premises Liability

Unlawful Detainer

Christina Bennett is the newest member of PYKA LENHARDT SCHNAIDER DAWKINS. She comes to the firm with 14 years of experience in representing plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice claims with a focus on client communications, empathy, knowledge, and working hard to achieve maximum recovery for them. She appeared before the Supreme Court of the State of California in 2012 arguing for a spouse’s right of recovery when their injured spouse brings a claim into civil court under an exception to the Workers’ Compensation Program against his employer. Ms. Bennett’s case created new law and eliminated the ambiguity regarding loss of consortium and exceptions to the Workers’ Compensation Program.


Ms. Bennett brings the same level of dedication to her continued representation of clients at PLSD. With her years of experience of an attorney, she has cultivated valuable insight to enhance her representation of defendants with a focus on limiting their exposure when personal injury claims, construction defects, and other complaints are made against them.


Ms. Bennett will also be expanding her practice to include the preparation of wills and trusts, drafting estates, and probate and trust litigation.


Ms. Bennett is admitted to practice in all California courts at both the state and federal level.


Ms. Bennett is a Southern California native and calls Long Beach home. Her involvement in her community has included volunteering at the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach from 2009 to 2020. She served on the board of directors for five years. Following her tenure, she volunteered on various committees and for a number of events. She has also volunteered her time working for various candidates for Long Beach City Council.


She attended California State University, Northridge and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelors in Journalism and a minor in Political Science. In 1990, she was the editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper, The Sundial, The Summer Edition. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Whittier Law School in 2004, while working full-time for Business Wire in Newport Beach. As a law student, she was Lead Articles Editor for the Whittier Law Review in 2002-2003 and the Editor-in-Chief in 2003-2004. She graduated with a cum laude distinction.


Ms. Bennett continues to be an active member of her community and writes a blog (non-legal) in her spare time.

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