Cristina M. Shea


Practice Areas


  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 1995, J.D.
  • University of California, Berkeley, 1989, B.A.

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • California

Cristina is partner in Reed Smith's San Francisco office and her practice focuses on insurance coverage matters. She has extensive litigation experience representing policyholders in disputes with their insurance carriers. In addition to litigation, Cristina counsels clients on their existing insurance programs and policy renewals.

Cristina represents policyholders on a variety of matters, including mortgage insurance and mortgage fraud claims, directors and officers ("D&O") liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, securities fraud claims, environmental and remediation claims. Cristina also has represented clients in first-party property claims, including property damage, and business interruption claims. Cristina has advised clients on various types of policies, including Comprehensive General Liability Insurance, Mortgage Insurance, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Directors & Officers Insurance, Professional Liability Insurance, Errors & Omissions Insurance, First Party Property Insurance, and Fiduciary Liability Insurance.

Cristina is admitted to practice in California, including all state and federal courts.

Employment History

  • 2008 - Reed Smith
  • 2003 - Morgan Lewis & Bockius
  • 1995 - Brobeck, Phelger & Harrison LLP