Christiane recently joined the team at Borkan & Scahill, Ltd. Christiane graduated cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law. She received the Jurisprudence Award for highest academic achievement in Criminal Procedure: Investigation.  She attended the Intellectual Property Law Summer Institute in Opatija, Croatia which focused on international and comparative aspects of intellectual property. She wrote extensively in law school on topics ranging from the 2016 European Court of Human Rights ruling on life sentences with no possibility of review, wrongful convictions in the City of Chicago, and the lack of amendments to the General Mining Act of 1872.

Christiane graduated from The University of Chicago with general honors and her Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology. Her B.A. in History focused on European History. Specifically, her thesis explored the use of race in newspaper advertisements in Germany from 1910-1930. She attended the Herman E. and Lotte Schaalman Civilization Program in Jerusalem, Israel. She was also a member of The University of Chicago Women’s Basketball program where she helped the Maroons reach the NCAA Division III tournament twice, record one undefeated regular season, and two undefeated conference schedules.


  • Michigan State University College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2018
  • The University of Chicago, Bachelor of Arts in History and Psychology, 2014


  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Northern District of Illinois

Areas of Expertise

  • Civil Rights
  • Municipal Defense
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Law Consulting
  • Condominium Litigation