Christian Dichter & Sluga P.C. is a Phoenix-based insurance and litigation firm offering services in Arizona and Nevada. Majority shareholders Gena Sluga and Alison Christian emphasize insurance coverage and bad faith litigation in their practices, while their partners provide decades of complex litigation experience in federal and state courts. Our legal services span a variety of practice areas including insurance law, commercial litigation, personal injury defense, white-collar criminal defense, securities litigation and banking and finance litigation. In Arizona Business Magazine’s 2014 feature on the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business, Gena Sluga was recognized as one of the Most Influential Women and Alison Christian was recognized in the Generation Next category.
Ms. Christian is a shareholder at Christian Dichter & Sluga, P.C. Her primary practice areas are insurance coverage and bad faith litigation. She has been recognized by Southwest Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Insurance Coverage since 2012, and has obtained the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating. She was also recognized by Arizona Business Magazine as one of the most influential women in Arizona business, and was the youngest of five honorees in the 2014 "Generation Next" category.
Ms. Christian received her B.A. in English from Santa Clara University in 2004, where she graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She received her J.D. from the University of Arizona and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar in 2007. She is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Christian served as President of the Phi Beta Kappa Phoenix Association from 2008-2009, and served on the board of directors from 2007-2010. She also served as President of the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Young Lawyers' Division from 2009-2010. She currently serves on the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel Board of Directors as the Advocacy Luncheon Co-Chair. She was selected to serve on the DRI Membership Committee and was admitted the Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel in July 2015.
In 2012 Ms. Christian co-founded a business development program for women lawyers called “Ladder Down" (www.ladderdown.org). The program is unique in both structure and content, and runs year-long with monthly sessions dedicated to instruction in three key areas: leadership, business development, and mentoring. The AADC received DRI’s 2013 SLDO Diversity Award for its support of Ladder Down. The DRI award honors the state and local defense organization that displays a significant commitment to diversity. Ms. Christian lectures frequently on empowering women lawyers, most recently as the Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Arizona Minority Bar Convention and as a panelist at the 2014 DRI Diversity for Success Seminar.