Christine Taylor Brann is a native of Hershey. She graduated from Bucknell University in 1995 and earned her Juris Doctor degree from Widener University School of Law in 1998. She was admitted to practice before all Pennsylvania and New Jersey state courts in 1998. A trained mediator and certified in Collaborative Law, Christine also heads the newly-formed JSDC Medical Cannabis Group.
Christine has focused her 17 year legal career exclusively on all types of family law issues. She recognizes that family law matters are often emotionally and financially stressful events. She strives to support clients to ensure that each client’s unique needs will be effectively addressed during and at the conclusion of each case. As a result, her scope of representation ranges from being a zealous advocate in the courtroom to facilitating agreements in cases where the parties agree to negotiate and tailor the terms of their own family law matters.
Christine also heads the newly formed JSDC Medical Cannabis Group. She became one of the leading advocates of medical cannabis to assist her son Garrett, who suffers from the rare seizure disorder Dravet Syndrome, and helped lead the effort to legalize medical cannabis in Pennsylvania. She worked closely with legislators and others on the content of the state’s 2016 medical cannabis law, which gives her special insight into its varied stipulations and unparalleled access to regulators and legislators.
Prior to joining JSDC in 2007, Christine practiced family law in private practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where she provided pro bono representation through MidPenn Legal Services in Harrisburg and the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Program in New Jersey. Within the legal community, Christine is a member of the Pennsylvania and Dauphin County and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Family Law Section. She previously served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Dauphin County Young Lawyers Division. She is also a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Central Pennsylvania. Within the local community, Christine was a former board member of the Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania and has served as a board member of the Derry Township Historical Society since 2010.
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