After mediating and arbitrating disputes for nearly 20 years as an adjunct to her litigation practice, Christine Page left the world of litigation in 2013 and opened the offices of Page Dispute Resolution. While she found the role of advocate challenging and rewarding, resolving disputes has become her true passion and calling. Christine now brings her depth of experience in handling employment, real estate, business, and FINRA-related disputes to her role as a private neutral.
As a MEDIATOR, Christine is highly valued for her ability to connect personally with everyone at the table while drilling down on the factual and legal issues that can adjust parties’ positions and guide them toward settlement. She is very proactive in helping parties prepare for the mediation by identifying the information and decision makers that are critical to the negotiations and is tenacious in following up on cases that do not settle on the day of mediation. Christine has over one hundred hours of mediation and negotiation training from numerous institutions, including the Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Southern California Mediation Association, United States District Court, Center for Conflict Resolution, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Institute of Mediation.
Christine serves on several mediation panels, including the American Arbitration Association, FINRA Dispute Resolution, C.A.R. Real Estate Mediation, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. She is also retained by the California Department of Fair Housing and Employment to mediate employment and housing complaints filed with the DFEH/EEOC.
As an ARBITRATOR, Christine is known for her sense of fairness, objectivity, and astute attention to detail. She is dedicated to preserving arbitration as a forum for genuine alternative dispute resolution, i.e., a streamlined, efficient, and economical process. In her role as arbitrator, she assists the parties and counsel to achieve meaningful reductions in cost and time by, among other things, setting firm time limits, prioritizing discovery and limiting depositions as appropriate, and resolving issues on short notice as they arise.
Christine serves on multiple arbitration panels, including the American Arbitration Association, FINRA Dispute Resolution, National Futures Association, and National Arbitration and Mediation, Inc.
LEGAL EXPERIENCE and EDUCATION
Christine began her legal career in 1982 at the international law firm of Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) and, prior to establishing her own practice, was a litigation partner for thirteen years at the Santa Monica firm of Gilchrist & Rutter PC.
Christine received her J.D. with honors from the University of California, Davis School of Law and graduated Omicron Delta Kappa from Whittier College. She received a Diplome D’Etudes Superieures in Comparative Law at the Universite d’Aix-Marseilles III in Aix-en-Provence, France.
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS and RECOGNITION
Recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2012 - 2020
Member, National Association of Distinguished Neutrals
AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell
Contributing Editor, Cal. Prac. Guide: Employment Litigation (TRG), Ch.18 (Settlement and ADR)
Board of Governors, Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles (2012-2019)
Board of Governors, WLALA Foundation (2019-present)
Chair, Moderate Means Working Group, California State Bar Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services (2010-2012)
LACBA/WLALA Joint Task Force on the Promotion and Retention of Women (2009-2011)
Lecturer on Employment and Mediation topics
Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship (1978-79)
Over a period of twenty years, Christine has represented businesses and employees in employment disputes, prosecuting and defending claims through all stages of litigation, including jury trial, arbitration hearing, and appeal.
Christine has specialized in representing broker-dealers and financial advisors regarding customer and industry disputes in state and federal court and before FINRA arbitration panels.
Over a period of eighteen years, Christine has represented commercial and residential property owners in litigation, prosecuting and defending claims through all stages of litigation, including court trial, arbitration hearing, and appeal.
Christine has represented companies and individuals in commercial disputes, throughout her career as a litigator.