Christina Essex is an experienced litigator concentrating her practice in the defense of healthcare providers, including long-term care providers, in state and federal courts against medical malpractice claims. Her practice includes successfully negotiating high-exposure cases and helping her clients save money.

Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Christina was an experienced litigator in Indiana defending healthcare providers, including hospitals and long-term care providers, against medical malpractice claims in state court and arbitration. She has made several presentations on nursing home malpractice for the National Business Institute and co-authored a Thomson Reuters Practice Note titled “Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Indiana” which explains how to request judicial assistance in Indiana state court to compel or stay arbitration as well as considerations for counsel.

Christina is recognized as an Indiana Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2018, 2019, and 2021 – a recognition earned by fewer than 2.5% of attorneys in the state. In 2020, she also was selected for the National Black Lawyers Top 100 – a recognition for highly successful and in...

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  • Representative Transactions
    • Successfully obtained summary judgment for a long-term care provider against a claim for medical malpractice and wrongful death – November 2019
    • Successfully obtained an Indiana appellate (unpublished) decision, affirming the trial court’s ruling in favor of a nursing home client in a medical malpractice case – December 2019
  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • National Business Institute/Continuing Education Webinar: Top 50 Nursing Home Litigation Mistakes to Avoid – February 3, 2021
    • National Business Institute/Continuing Education Webinar: Nursing Home Malpractice, “Evaluating the Case” and “Medical Documents: Effective Use by Both Plaintiff and Defense” – September 27, 2019
    • National Business Institute/Continuing Legal Education Practical Course: Elder Law and Medicaid Planning – Everything You Need to Know, “Liability/Litigation Issues in Elder Law” – April 18, 2019
  • Publications
    • Thomson Reuters Practical Law: Compelling and Staying Arbitration in Indian – August 2019
    • The Indiana Lawyer: DTCI – A call to action on our diversity and inclusion mission – February 19, 2019




Christina Essex


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University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D., 2009

Northwestern University, B.A. in Psychology, 2006

Prior Law Firm Experience

Reminger Co., LPA

Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

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