Christina J. Kennedy is an associate (pending NYS Bar admission) at Colligan Law LLP—a law firm providing legal services to entrepreneurs and cutting-edge businesses. Christina’s practice area relates primarily to complex commercial and civil litigation. She is a native Western New Yorker, growing up in Lockport, NY and attending the State University of New York, College at Geneseo for her undergraduate degree. At Geneseo, she served as an Assistant Residence Director and earned the “Best Program” award for her dinner fellowship program centered around connecting students with community leaders. Christina was also instrumental in reactivating SUNY Geneseo’s Phi Alpha Delta chapter, where she eventually served as president of the organization. She continues to be involved in the SUNY Geneseo community, regularly returning to her alma mater to offer advice and counsel to students interested in pursuing the legal profession.
Christina returned to Buffalo, NY to attend State University of New York at Buffalo (UB) School of Law. While studying law, she focused her studies on trial technique, alternative dispute resolution and New York State civil practice. She was awarded the Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Technique for her performance in a mock trial and was invited to join UB’s Trial Team. She was also a member of UB’s travel moot court teams and had the opportunity to compete in multiple international law moot court competitions. Christina also argued a case before the World Trade Organization and trade law experts in Bogota, Colombia.
Christina earned alternative dispute resolution experience through coursework and mediation competitions. She was invited to compete in the NYSBA/AAA Arbitration competition and argued a case in front of American Arbitration Association arbitrators. While attending law school, Christina gained a wide range of work experience. She worked for the Environmental Law Clinic, assisting organizations in forming and maintaining the proper corporate status and with LegalCare at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, working as part of a team to help cancer patients with their legal needs, so they could focus on recovery. During her first summer at UB Law School, she worked as a public interest fellow in Manhattan, New York. During her second summer, she returned to Buffalo to work for a civil litigation firm.
Christina also serves as an adjunct Instructor at Canisius College, teaching Environmental Policy.
- State University of New York at Geneseo, B.A.
- University at Buffalo School of Law: J.D., Environmental Law Program Certificate
- Robert J. Connelly Award for Excellence in Trial Technique
- High O’Brien Outstanding Future Leader Award