Christina Lewis Abate

Christina Lewis Abate is a Risk Manager for The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company in St. Louis, Missouri. She regularly presents and writes on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and malpractice avoidance. She also provides guidance through The Bar Plan’s Law Practice Management Program and Risk Management Hotline.


Prior to joining The Bar Plan Mutual Insurance Company in 2007, Christina was employed as a trial attorney with the Missouri State Public Defender System.


Christina’s professional memberships include The Missouri Bar, The Bar Association of Metro St. Louis, The American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. She received her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2004 and her B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 2000.


Christina currently serves as Chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division Ethics and Professionalism Committee. She is also The Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section Delegate to the ABA House of Delegates.