Christina Mathieson

Staff Attorney

Staff attorney Christina Mathieson

Staff attorney Christina Mathieson

Christina has focused her legal career on helping death row inmates after their convictions. Before joining the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project, Christina was engaged in the direct representation of capital clients in Florida and Georgia at both the state and federal levels of their post-conviction litigation. As a staff attorney with the ABA, Christina‚Äôs focus has shifted to systemic litigation. As part of her systemic reform efforts, Christina formed the National Habeas Institute and co-teaches a habeas practicum at Georgetown University Law Center with Project Director Emily Olson-Gault in the fall semester. The course introduce students to habeas law and how to address issues such as mass incarceration, systemic racism, and geographic disparity in the American legal system through individual direct representation as well as systemic litigation.

Christina received her Bachelor of Engineering in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She then received her Master of Theological Science from the Candler School of Theology and her Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia.

When not advocating, Christina enjoys spending time with her family, practicing her broken Spanish, and attempting to make delicious gluten-free goodies.


1050 Connecticut Ave. NW,  Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036