Christa Torralba





1300 SW 5th Ave
Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97201




Christa Torralba focuses her practice on health law, credentialing and defending healthcare providers before licensing boards.  She has 20 years of experience defending physicians, nurses, counselors and psychologists.  Christa advises healthcare entities on HIPAA compliance and HITECH, Stark and Anti-Kickback laws, and general business and employment matters.  Her specialty is helping clients through some of the most stressful times in their career.


Before joining Lindsay Hart, Christa was an equity partner in Phoenix at one of the 250 largest law firms in the nation.  Her practice focused on representing a health system operating 28 hospitals, numerous physician groups, and the largest private employer in Arizona.  In addition to serving as lead counsel in the medical negligence department, Christa spent a significant amount of time providing risk management and training for loss prevention to healthcare and business clients.


Christa is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell.  She was also selected for the Phoenix Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award in 2010.


Prior to law school, Christa worked as a neuroscience researcher studying dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  She has also trademarked her own start-up business coaching practice and is familiar with the practical issues surrounding business management and corporate development.


Born and raised in New Orleans, Christa brings her passion for good food to running a popular local cooking group.  In her free time, she enjoys reading comics, practicing yoga and raising ornamental chickens.  She loves spending time in the garden with her family and three dogs.


Practice Areas


  • J.D. – Tulane Law School
  • B.A. – University of New Orleans

Professional Associations

  • Oregon State Bar
  • Arizona State Bar
  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
  • American Association of Health Care Lawyers
  • ABA Health Law Section

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