Christina Anh Ho
Christina has honed her litigation skills for over a decade. She brings this expertise to her current practice, which focuses insurance coverage matters, as well as first and third-party litigation. She has conducted successful arbitrations and trials in both Oregon and Washington. She is an active member of the Oregon Association of Defense Counsel and the Washington Defense Trial Lawyers.
In addition to trial work, Christina has conducted hundreds of examinations under oath in California, Oregon and Washington on first-party SIU matters. She is well versed in handling examinations under oath and makes certain insurers remain in regulatory compliance during their investigations. This is particularly important in California, Washington, and Oregon, which recognize bad faith claims in litigation. Further, Christina’s experience defending bad faith litigation assists her approach to ensuring regulatory compliance at the claim investigation stage.
In 2006, Christina obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in just two years from University of California, Davis, and in 2010 obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she graduated in the top third of her class.
Prior to joining P.K. Schrieffer LLP, Christina worked at a boutique insurance defense firm in Portland, Oregon and at international firms in Los Angeles. At those firms, she gained experience in SIU matters, insurance bad faith litigation, as well as tort litigation, which included high profile cases involving multinational manufacturing and entertainment companies.
In her spare time, Christina loves photography, traveling to different countries, skydiving and hiking with her pets.
Christina is licensed in California, Washington, and Oregon. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, as well as the in the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
November 2019 in the Oregon Circuit Court for the County of Multnomah – In a motor vehicle accident case, with excess exposure, Christina obtained a verdict that was not only well within the policy limits but equaled only one tenth of plaintiff’s prayer.
October 2021 in the Oregon Circuit Court for the County of Washington – Representing a national roofing company, in a case involving allegations of negligent construction work on a roof at an international hotel chain location, where plaintiffs claimed lost profits as a result of the alleged negligence, Christina was able to obtain a favorable ruling on summary judgment precluding plaintiffs from seeking lost revenue on the basis of the economic loss doctrine. This ruling significantly reduced plaintiffs’ prayer.
December 2021 in mandatory arbitration in King County Superior Court – In a multi-party motor vehicle accident, where plaintiff claimed, in additional medical damages, past lost wages, Christina obtained an award finding the claim for lost wages was unsupported and speculative.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Do it the Old-Fashioned Way: Complying with ORS742.013, The Verdict, 2020
Before Entering into Stipulated Protective Orders for Medical Records, Consider your Professional Responsibility, The Verdict, 2021
What’s Bitcoin? First Party Cryptocurrency Coverage Decrypted, The Verdict, 2022
First Party Bad Faith in Oregon? Moody v. Oregon Community Credit Union and Federal Insurance Company, Oregon State Court of Appeals, The Verdict, 2022
Decrypting First-Party Coverage Issues in Cryptocurrencies, Defense News by Washington Defense Trial Lawyers, Spring 2022 Edition
Moody v. Oregon Community Credit Union and Federal Insurance Company : Where we are Six Months into Bad Faith in Oregon, Lightening Round Speaker, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Convention, June 2022