Christina Sears is a trial attorney in Taylor English’s Litigation Department. She enjoys litigating cases the way other people might enjoy participating in competitive sports. Constant study of the law and public speaking are passionate endeavors that Ms. Sears uses to connect with juries at every opportunity. She admires Albert Einstein’s quote that “if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” In her eyes, there is nothing new under the sun. She will draw on commonly held principles and widely accepted beliefs, to tell juries a brand new and exciting story that they already know and identify with; one of her favorite sources is Aesop’s Fables because they are short, easy to grasp and remember.
She is inspired everyday by real lawyers and highly accomplished public speakers like President Barack Obama and consummate professionals like Oprah Winfrey, who have reached the pinnacle of their respective careers through hard work, talent, effective communication and a passion for service to others.
For eight years, Ms. Sears prosecuted felony offenses, later specializing in Crimes Against Women and Children as a sex crimes prosecutor with the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia. Ms. Sears is currently in her fourteenth year of legal practice and has tried more than thirty jury trials. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University, where she earned Dean’s List honors and scholarships and Tulane University Law School, where as a student she earned accolades and awards for her trial advocacy skills. After graduation, she served as an Assistant Solicitor with the DeKalb County Solicitor’s Office in Decatur, Georgia.
Ms. Sears is an avid traveler and reader, and her favorite books are coming of age tales (The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho) and books about the African American experience (Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi). She also enjoys speaking to students for career day at local schools.
For the Children Reading Program Volunteer, 2008-2016
Tulane University Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana, JD
Howard University, BA, Culture and Communications, summa cum laude
Courts & Adjudicative Bodies
Georgia State Courts
Georgia Superior Courts
Court of Appeals of Georgia