Christa Torralba

Phone

503.226.7677

Direct: 503.548.6225

Email

ctorralba@lindsayhart.com

Address

1300 SW 5th Ave
Suite 3400
Portland, OR 97201

Fax

503.226.7697

Christa Torralba focuses her practice on health and privacy law, employment law and health care licensing Board defense.  She has dedicated over 20 years of her legal practice to defending health care providers.  Christa devotes much of her time to helping physicians, nurses and mental health professionals respond to professional Board investigations.  Her specialty is helping clients through some of the most stressful times in their career.

 

Christa also advises businesses on HIPAA compliance, provides HIPAA audits and training for employers, and develops policies and procedures.  Her extensive experience in health care is invaluable to clients for preparing employee handbooks, employment agreements, health care contracts, and advising on medical staff issues and regulatory compliance.  Christa has significant experience with spas and aesthetic medicine practices for licensing and state compliance.

 

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 the state.  In addition to serving as lead counsel in the medical negligence department, Christa spent a significant amount of time providing risk management and loss prevention training 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 also trademarked her own start-up business and is familiar with the practical issues surrounding business management and corporate development.  After running her own small firm, Christa became familiar with the significant challenges faced by small business owners.  She brings that knowledge and experience to helping small businesses and employers while keeping costs down.

 

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 yoga, raising ornamental chickens, and spending time in the garden with her family and two miniature schnauzers.

Practice Areas

Education

  • 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
  • Oregon State Bar Health Law Section – Executive Committee
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