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Christina May Bolin

Partner Christina May Bolin leads Christian & Small’s Mobile/Baldwin County office – defending individuals, businesses, and insurers against lawsuits and liability claims, and assisting clients in the development of strategic solutions to legal disputes and litigation risks. Since 2001, she has defended property and casualty insurers in direct actions involving large property losses, catastrophic casualty claims, complex insurance coverage questions, fraud and bad faith. She is licensed to practice in Alabama, Mississippi and New York, and has also assisted in the assessment and handling of matters in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee – representing clients in hundreds of mediations, arbitrations and trials.

Practice Areas:

  • Catastrophic Property Claims
  • Civil Litigation
  • Environmental and Toxic Tort
  • Extra-Contractual & Bad Faith Liability
  • Insurance
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Workers' Compensation


  • Binghamton University, 1997, B.A., Philosophy, Politics and Law, Political Science
  • Hofstra University School of Law, 2000, J.D. (Academic Scholarship Recipient; Member, Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity; Member, Italian Law Students Association)

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Alabama State Bar: Member; Registered Mediator, Alabama State Bar Court Mediator Roster
  • The Mississippi Bar: Member
  • New York State Bar Association: Member
  • Mobile Bar Association: Member
  • Baldwin County Bar Association: Member
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI): Member
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA): Member; President-Elect, 2018-2019; Immediate Past Editor, ADLA Journal
  • Windstorm Insurance Network: Member, Board of Directors; Windstorm Insurance Network Fellow
  • Spanish Fort Sports Association: Treasurer

Publications and Presentations:

  • Presenter, Gulf Coast Case Law Update, Windstorm Insurance Network (2015 – Present)
  • Panel member, Issues Facing Women in the Law, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Fall Meeting (2008)
  • Faculty member, ADLA Deposition Bootcamp, Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Author of the numerous articles on various legal- and insurance-related matters, including:
    • To Appraise or Not to Appraise (2015)
    • Gulf Coast Case Law Update (2015)
    • Hurricane Toolbox (2009-2014 Editions)
    • Pitfalls in Claims Adjusting and Avoiding Bad Faith (2010)
    • Defending Bad Faith Claims (2009)


  • New York, 2000
  • Alabama, 2001
  • Mississippi, 2002
Practice Areas
Environmental Law
Insurance Bad Faith Law
Insurance Coverage Law
Insurance Defense Law
Civil Litigation Law
Toxic Torts Law
Workers Compensation Defense Law