Christine M. Wheatley

Senior Counsel

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  • Biography

    Christine M. Wheatley is Senior Counsel in the Sacramento office of GRSM and is a member of the Commercial Litigation practice group. She has completed over two dozen jury trials, both criminal and civil, as well as numerous court trials. She is well versed in all areas of litigation. She has conducted and defended hundreds of depositions and written and argued countless motions.

    Christine graduated Magna Cum Laude from USF School of Law in 1999. Thereafter she worked as a Deputy District Attorney until the end of 2002, at which time she became a medical malpractice defense attorney. 

    In 2005, Christine moved to a new firm where she practiced insurance defense, construction defect, business law, and real estate law. She handled all aspects of discovery and trial preparation for each of her cases. She remained at that firm until the firm split. She continued practicing in the areas of construction defect, real estate and business disputes until joining GRSM.


    • California
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California


    • Discovery Facilitator for Contra Costa County Superior Court (2018-January 2020)

    Community Involvement

    • Alamo Elem. Education Fund – Grant Chair (2016), Corporate Match Chair (2017-Present)
    • Alamo Elementary Parent Teacher Assoc. – 1st Vice Pres. of Communications (2017-Present)
    • Mustang Soccer Board of Directors – Director of Risk Management (2015-2016)
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  • Education


    American Institute of Mediation, October 2019

    • Completed 40-hour on-line mediation skills training course “Mediating Commercial & Litigated Cases”

    J.D., Magna Cum Laude, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1999

    • McAuliffe Honor Society
    • CALI Award in Constitutional Law, Corporations and Local Government Law

    B.A., History, University of California, Berkeley, 1995

    • Dean's Honors List
    • President of the History Honor Society, Phi Alpha Theta, Chi chapter
    • Member of the Honor Society for Students