Christine E. Howson

Senior Counsel

Christine E. Howson is Senior Counsel in the Irvine office of Klinedinst PC.  She is an experienced complex commercial litigation and corporate litigation attorney.  She frequently represents lenders, financial services companies and other businesses throughout California in both state and federal courts.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Howson began her practice with a boutique business and real estate litigation firm representing business owners and their principals in state and federal court matters, and bankruptcy trustees in adversary proceedings.  Thereafter she joined what is now the largest firm in the State of California, and when its Financial Services Group was acquired by a national law firm, she continued working with the national firm for the next eight years.  She also had her own practice for over seven years focusing primarily on business and real estate litigation, equine law and general civil litigation, and has practiced with law firms focusing primarily on the representation of joint powers authorities and other governmental entities, lenders and financial services companies, corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies, and their principals. 

Ms. Howson brings with her over three decades of experience as a litigation attorney.  Her practice is centered on Business and Real Estate Litigation, with an emphasis on corporate and business disputes, lender liability defense, financial services and other mortgage-related litigation matters, real property and animal law matters, including equine law.


  • Marquette University (B.A., 1985)
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1988)


(949) 868-2600


Christine E. Howson


  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit