(Lexington, KY – April 28, 2016) – Mazanec, Raskin & Ryder (MRR) is pleased to announce that partner Christina L. Vessels (Chrissy) has been admitted as a member of the invitation-only Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Established in 1936, the FDCC is composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, and is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits.
“Not only is Chrissy a skilled attorney, she is a remarkable person who commits her time and expertise to great local and national organizations like the FDCC,” said Joe Nicholas, MRR President and Managing Partner.
Ms. Vessels focuses her practice on insurance defense and coverage, professional liability defense, bad faith and extra contractual litigation, governmental liability, and appellate law. She represents a wide variety of clients including individuals, small businesses, and national corporations. She is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and also has been named a Kentucky Super Lawyer “Rising Star” since 2013.
In addition to her FDCC membership, Chrissy also belongs to the Defense Research Institute (DRI), where she serves on the Government & Municipal Liability Committee (Publications Chair and Women in the Law Liaison), and on the Insurance Law and Women in the Law Committees. Active in a number of professional organizations, she is a member of both the Kentucky Bar Association and Fayette County Bar Association, in addition to the Kentucky Defense Counsel. Chrissy earned her J.D. from The University of Kentucky College of Law, and her B.A. from Western Kentucky University.