New Attorney Christina Valdez | Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys

Posted on Apr 22 , 2013

For one of our newest team members here at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys, Christina Valdes, the journey to becoming a lawyer actually started with her parents. “My family is from Cuba. They defected to the US after the revolution.  They left Cuba with nothing but three outfits and two pairs of shoes.  They came to this country for freedom and built a new life here.  I have always been in awe of what they were able to overcome and of what they have built despite the language barrier.”

Born with her family’s ambition and drive, Christiana’s older brother by ten years, John Delgado, inspired her to pursue law.  “I have always looked up to him. I guess I wanted to follow in his footsteps.”  Christina pursued law with zeal as she graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2006 and earned her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law Degree in 2010, where she graduated cum laude.

Christina began her legal career as a staff counsel defense attorney for a large insurance company before becoming an associate for Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys.  She brings litigation experience and valuable knowledge of insurance procedures to the firm.  When asked about her favorite aspect of joining our team, Christina noted, “I love the Christian atmosphere.  I think that it is so refreshing to find that in a work place.  I love our clients and getting to meet with them.  This is rewarding work.”

Christiana is happily married to Norman Eger, a mechanical engineer with Aegis Flow Technologies, and they are proud parents to Boxers Zeus and Ajax.  She exclaims, “They are our big babies!”

Christina is grateful for the sacrifices her family has made to give her the best opportunities.  “My mother, Hortensia, is the best mother anyone could ask for.  She has always been there for me … so loving, caring, supporting, and encouraging.”

Christina brings the same caring nature to our staff and clients here at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys. Welcome, Christina!


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