Christy Lea (Chemical Engineering)

Christy is a B.S.Ch.E. 1977 Ole Miss and a J.D. University of Texas School of Law.

She is currently a litigation partner in our Orange County office of Knobbe Martens.

Ms. Lea has previously been recognized as one of the Top 10 Life Science Litigators in the United States by Managing IP magazine.

Prior to joining Knobbe Martens in 2000, Ms. Lea graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law and interned for the Honorable Jan P. Patterson in Austin, Texas. In 2006, Ms. Lea was named as one of Southern California's “Rising Stars” in intellectual property law in a survey of her peers, published in Los Angeles magazine and Super Lawyers magazine.

Ms. Lea serves as a founding member of Knobbe Martens' Pro Bono Committee and is a member of the Dinner Committee for the Orange County Public Law Center's Volunteers for Justice Dinner. Ms. Lea also chairs Knobbe Martens' Diversity Committee. Knobbe Martens consistently receives top rankings nationally for its diversity. Ms. Lea enjoys spending time with her husband and children.