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Christina McAlpin Taylor


Christina is a partner in the firm and member of the firm’s creditors’ rights practice group. She represents a wide range of businesses through all stages of creditor representation, including pre-suit collection efforts, lawsuits, judgments, and executions.

While attending law school, Christina was a student body representative and volunteered with the trial practice team. In 2005, while a summer associate with Smith Debnam, she was assigned several creditors’ rights projects. Christina gained additional legal experience while participating in North Carolina Central University School of Law’s Litigation Clinic, where she worked at Chatham County’s District Attorneys’ Office. While working at the Chatham County District Attorneys’ Office Christina assisted with several trials in both District and Superior Court, including a jury trial. Christina also assisted with many residential mortgage loan closings while clerking at a real estate firm in the summer of 2004.

Christina was selected as Leader in the Law through North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly, created to spotlight those within the legal community who are working to better the legal profession through mentoring and involvement within their community as well as going above and beyond in their everyday job. In 2016, she was named to the 25 Most Influential Women in Collections by Collection Advisor Magazine. Christina was named to the 2020 class of East Carolina University’s 40 Under Forty Leadership Awards. In 2021, she was appointed to serve a four-year term on the East Carolina University (ECU) Women’s Roundtable Board of Directors.

  • North Carolina State Bar
  • U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, Western District of North Carolina
  • Virginia State Bar
  • J.D., North Carolina Central University, 2006
  • B.S., Family and Community Studies, East Carolina University, 2003 Minor, Business Management
Professional Affiliations Awards & Recognition Civic Involvement
  • Community Hope, Mentor
  • Wake County Bar Association, 2009 Service Juris Day, Planning Liaison
  • Teen Court, Judge
  • Intramural Softball
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, Member Leadership Raleigh 25, 2009-2010
Published Articles
  • Confirming Arbitration Awards in State Courts, Consumer Collection Committee Newsletter (2008)
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