Christy works as the third generation civil litigation attorney at Gilbert & Bourke LLP. She practices Social Security Disability, disability rights, personal injury, employment, and housing law. Christy focuses her practice and pro bono efforts serving low-income and underserved communities of the Coachella Valley, including people with disabilities, LGBTQ clients, homeless clients, injured workers, personal injury victims, and victims of discrimination and violence.
Prior to joining Gilbert & Bourke, Christy received a Stanford Law School-Stanford Public Interest Foundation Fellowship to establish a legal aid clinic for domestic violence survivors within the Coachella Valley’s only domestic violence shelter, Shelter From The Storm. Christy has also represented rural farmworkers in civil rights, housing, and employment litigation at California Rural Legal Assistance in Coachella, California. While in law school, Christy interned at the ACLU of San Diego and The Center for Reproductive Rights.
Christy earned a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. Christy serves on the board of directors for Women Leaders Forum, Well in the Desert, and Shadylane Mobilehome Park, a tenant controlled mobilehome park in the Eastern Coachella Valley. She also serves on the Steering Committee for Human Rights Campaign of Orange County, Long Beach, and Palm Springs. Christy is married to Adam Gilbert and they live in Palm Springs with their dog Layla.