Christina M. Zern is a graduate of Temple University Fox School of Business and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, receiving her Juris Doctorate degree in 2014. During law school, Christina worked as a law clerk, volunteered at the State Appellate Defender’s Office in Detroit, and completed three internships with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. After graduating from law school, Christina served as a judicial fellow to the Honorable Charles J. Cunningham III in the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, where she received a judicial fellowship pro bono award for her services. She also assisted indigent clients with real estate disputes through her involvement with Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP).

Before joining Schaff & Young, P.C., Christina represented lenders and servicers in mortgage foreclosure and ejectment actions in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She also represented claimants in workers’ compensation and social security disability claims before administrative law judges throughout Pennsylvania. Christina is admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and to the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania.

Christina’s practice currently focuses on representing employers, insurers, and third-party administrators against workers’ compensation claims in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She promptly investigates her claims, provides timely status updates, and engages in aggressive litigation and complex negotiation strategies to achieve cost-effective results.