Integrity. Compassion. Fairness.
Dedicated to Serving Our Families
Christina DeJoseph is a dedicated public servant serving as Senior Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Syracuse where she manages the litigation department. In her current role, she uses the skillful art of negotiation to defend the City’s taxpayers and manage a wide range of litigation.
Before entering public service, Christie was a founding partner at Curtin & DeJoseph, where she represented businesses, religious, and other non-profit organizations, as well as individuals in family court matters. She began her legal career as a litigation associate at the law firm of Costello, Cooney & Fearon, PLLC.
Christie has extensive trial experience in both State and Federal courts. She understands that each case is unique, and that it is important to never lose sight of the people involved. This is especially true in Family Court, where the decisions have a real, tangible impact on the daily lives of real people. “Our children are the most precious resource we have, and our investment in them must reflect that top priority,” she said.
To help advance a more fair and just society through service to others, Christie has helped new Americans adjust and settle into their homes in Syracuse. She has also volunteered her time at various “talk to a lawyer” events and the Salvation Army women’s shelter. In addition, she has assisted citizens obtain court orders to vote after being turned away at the polls.
As parents to five-year-old twins, Christie and her husband, Fadi Ghaly, are stakeholders in this community. She understands what it means to act in the best interests of children— the gold-standard for Family Court matters. Fadi is a social worker who assists individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues. “Through my community outreach and my husband’s work with vulnerable populations, I have witnessed how issues of poverty, drug abuse, and mental illness can directly impact family relationships. I want to be part of the solution,” she said.
Born and raised in the City of Syracuse, Christie graduated cum laude from Le Moyne College and Syracuse University College of Law. She and her family live in her childhood home with their loveable St. Bernard.
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