Attorney Christina Bruner Sonsire


Christina joined the Ziff Law Firm in March 2008. Specializing in the areas Medical Malpractice and catastrophic Personal Injury, Christina loves being in the courtroom and is eager to continue developing her trial advocacy skills.

Christina graduated from Georgetown University in 1998, earning dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Classics and International Relations and studying International Economics abroad at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. Christina played on the Georgetown Women’s Soccer Team where she served as the team’s captain during her junior and senior years. A prolific scorer, Christina held Georgetown’s records for the most career goals and assists from 1998 through 2010.

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Attorney Sonsire Works With Local Law Enforcement to Gather Information Regarding A Fatal Crash


Upon graduating from Georgetown, Christina joined Americorps’ National Civilian Community Corps, a volunteer program often referred to as the “domestic Peace Corps.” Serving in the NCCC for nearly three years and performing over 6,500 hours of community service, Christina had an opportunity to travel the country and work with a myriad of organizations including Habitat for Humanity in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Branson, Missouri, the Colorado Division of Wildlife in Fruita, Colorado, the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Eastern North Carolina, Rails-to-Trails in St. Louis, Missouri, Texas Disaster Response in Cuero, Texas, Excelsior Juvenile Delinquent Services in Aurora, Colorado, and the Police Activities League in Star, Texas.

Like Adam Gee, Christina began her legal career at the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. A felony prosecutor, Christina specialized in violent crimes against women and children and worked closely with Chemung County’s Child Advocacy Center to insure the rights of victims were respected and the needs of families were met. Christina took a brief leave during her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office to work at Davidson and O’Mara, P.C., where she practiced personal injury and municipal defense, gaining valuable experience from which she draws at Ziff Law. Christina has extensive courtroom trial experience and has successfully argued before New York’s Court of Appeals for the Third Department.

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Christina also enjoys lecturing with the New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers. In 2010 Christina traveled across the state, lecturing in six cities to over 500 New York lawyers about Jury Selection.

Christina lives in Elmira with her husband, Damian Sonsire, a Chemung County Assistant District Attorney, and her young daughter, Laurel Grayce. She is a member of the Notre Dame High School Board of Trustees and the Arctic League Board of Directors. In recognition of service to her community, Christina was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service in 2007. In her spare time Christina enjoys running with the Finger Lakes Runners Club, riding her snowboard and hiking on the many trails running through the Southern Tier. Christina recently ran the Boston and Philadelphia Marathons, posting a personal best time of 3:01:11 in Philadelphia. To read Christina’s race reports in the Finger Lakes Runners Club’s newsletter go to (Boston report,) and (Philadelphia report.) Christina can be reached at [email protected] or by calling 607.733.8866.

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Phone: 1–800-Zifflaw (943‑3529)
Mailing Address: 303 William Street Box 1338
Elmira, NY 14902–1338