Christina K. Brunka

Arnstein & Lehr attorney Christina K. Brunka

Christina K. Brunka is an associate in the Chicago office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP. She is a member of the firm’s Construction Practice Group and concentrates her practice in construction.

Prior to joining Arnstein & Lehr, Ms. Brunka worked in-house for a large university, where she focused on construction law. Her responsibilities included drafting, modifying, and reviewing contracts, including various construction contracts, business agreements, settlement agreements, and memoranda of understandings. Ms. Brunka remedied various construction issues related to procurement, insurance, bonds, liens, project closeout, and green buildings. In addition, she assisted in construction accident liability mitigation and developed amicable resolution regarding evidence retention amongst counsels.

Ms. Brunka earned her undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign while on scholarship as an NCAA Division I, Big Ten University swimmer, setting four school records throughout her athletic career. She earned a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she served for a year as the Managing Editor of the University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and as president of the Real Estate Law Society. Additionally, she received the CALI Award for excellence in Real Estate Development.

Professional Activities and Achievements

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
  • Accreditation, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design


“The Drawing is Mine! The Challenges of Copyright Protection in the Architectural World,” 2011 U. ILL. J.L. TECH. & POL’Y 169 (2011)


University of Illinois College of Law (J.D., 2011)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Master of Architecture, 2008)
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (B.S., with high honors, 2006)

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois