Ileana E. Christianson is a partner with Pearson Doyle Mohre & Pastis LLP and leads the South Florida practice for insurance defense litigation, commercial litigation, and business bankruptcy. She is experienced in representing insurance carriers and in handling an array of business litigation matters, including real estate, construction and other contractual disputes, as well as in representing business owners, creditors, receivers, assignees, creditors’ committees, buyers, fiduciaries and trustees in bankruptcy and insolvency cases.

Ileana earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami in 2000 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College in 2003. She is admitted to practice in Florida, in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and in the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Ileana is a past president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida. She served as student body president for Boston College Law School, the University of Miami and high school in Miami. She also served as president of the BC Law Alumni Council Florida Chapter. She was an adjunct professor and taught insurance and bankruptcy law courses at Florida International University College of Law.

Ileana was the recipient of the BC Law “Most Outstanding Graduate Award for Scholarly Achievements and Contributions.” She was honored by Legal Aid and Put Something Back with the Pro Se Clinic Bono Award, by the Daily Business Review as a Rising Star, by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of Miami-Dade County Award, by the American Society of Legal Advocates with the Top 40 Under 40 Bankruptcy Lawyers Award. She has been named in Florida Super Lawyers since 2009 and was most recently named an Elite Lawyer and America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators.

Mrs. Christianson resides in South Florida’s Village of Pinecrest with her husband and three children.


  • J.D., Boston College (2003)
  • B.A., University of Miami (2000)


  • The Florida Bar
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 11th Circuit Court of Appeals


  • Bankruptcy Bar Association for the Southern District of Florida

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