Christina L. Corless

Christina L. Corless

Location:
Savannah, Georgia
Phone:
912-748-1192
Email:

Christina Corless represents families in Southeast Georgia and the Savannah area, with a focus on divorce, post-divorce child custody, and child support.

An Oklahoma native, Corless graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Christina earned her law degree from Savannah Law School in under three years.  In addition to her position as Articles Editor for the Savannah Law Review, Christina served as President of the Student Bar Association, and participated in the school's running club, also as President. Following graduation, Christina received recognition for her service to the school, her peers, and the local community, when she received the Student Leadership and Excellence in Pro Bono Service Awards.

Christina has ample experience within the local courts of the Coastal Empire. Prior to joining The Manely Firm, P.C., Christina served as a judicial clerk in Chatham County Superior Court and the Chatham County District Attorney's Office. Most recently, Christina practiced law in Chatham's juvenile court system as an attorney for children placed in Georgia's DFCS protective custody. In addition to her role as advocate, Christina is a registered neutral and civil mediator. Her experience helping opposing parties reach agreement through mediation enhances her ability to understand the very personal nature of family law and the strategic compassion required in complex, at times emotional, family law cases.

Her understanding of families extends beyond her law practice. In addition to her role as an attorney, Christina is a proud mother of two. As a parent, she learned to be a fierce advocate after her child was diagnosed with autism. Today, Christina's multifaceted perspective offers unique insights for families facing the challenge of special needs and disabilities, before, during, and after divorce.  Christina continues to champion for those living with unique challenges. She serves on the Board of Directors for, LIFE Center for Independent Living, dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities to achieve independence.

Christina is dedicated to serving her clients and community. That dedication ensures that she provides quality service, knowledge, and experience to each of her cases. Christina's goal, for every family she works with, is to develop a plan to reduce future conflict and promote long-term peace for the entire family. She, and The Manely Firm, P.C. are committed to working to see that they do.

When she isn't in the courtroom, Christina loves spending time with her family, running marathons, and cuddling her giant Saint Bernard, Heidi.

Areas of Practice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Registered Neutral and Civil Mediator, 2015-Present

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia
  • Superior Courts of the State of Georgia

Education

  • The John Marshall Law School, Savannah, Georgia
    • Juris Doctor - December, 2015
    • Honors: Student Bar Association President
    • Honors: Savannah Law Review, Board Member, Articles Editor, and Associate Editor
    • Honors: Pro Bono Excellence in Service Award 2015-2016
    • Honors: Moot Court Honor Board
    • Honors: O'Fitness Intermeddlers Running Club President
    • Honors: John E. Ryan Merit Scholarship
  • University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - May, 2013
    • Honors: Dean's Honor Roll, Key Support Volunteer Award: 82nd Airborne
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer's Division, Southern District Representative , June 1, 2018 - Present
  • Living Independence For Everyone (LIFE), Secretary , June 12, 2018 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Juvenile Court-Appointed Attorney, Child Advocacy Attorney, 2017-Current
  • Chatham County District Attorney's Office, Intern, 2016
  • Bouhan Falligant, LLP, Fall Associate Intern, 2015 - 2016
  • Chatham County Superior Court, Judicial Clerk for Chief Judge Michael Karpf, 2015
  • Oxford University Press, Law Division, Assistant Editor, Intern, 2014
  • Kernan & Ledford, PLLC, Legal Assistant to Senior Partner, 2007 - 2008
  • Attorney's Healthcare, Contract Specialist and Corporate/Hospital Liaison , 2006 - 2007
  • HealthCare Consulting Inc., Hospital Account Representative and Medical Claims Accounting, 2005 - 2006