Christine Basham is a life-long resident of Harford County and has been practicing in the legal field for over 25 years. Ms. Basham began her career as a Judicial Clerk to the Honorable William O. Carr, in Harford County. During her tenure in that position, she experienced the inner-workings of the Court system and all aspects of both civil and criminal law. At the conclusion of her term, she accepted a position with one of the largest law firms in the State, Semmes, Bowen & Semmes. Ms. Basham practiced in the civil areas of insurance defense, representing the interests of large insurance companies as well as their insureds in wrongful death, medical malpractice and injury cases. As a trial attorney, she often appeared in Court five days a week, traveling all over the State of Maryland. Ms. Basham was a lead billing Associate and was also selected as a liaison between the Firm’s Associates and the Partners. She became a member of the Maryland State Bar, Harford County Bar Association and the Defense Research Institute.

In 2002, Ms. Basham decided to leave Defense and become a Plaintiff’s attorney in the concentration areas of wrongful death and injury cases. Ms. Basham felt that her experience and skills could better serve the community in protecting their interests rather than those of large companies. She had personal experience with rehabilitation from a serious accident, and therefore understands the frustration often associated with a long recovery, and the insurance process. She started her own practice and has been in Harford County since that time.

In 2006, Ms. Basham was elected by her peers as one of the few female Presidents in the history of the Harford County Bar Association. In 2007, Ms. Basham was appointed by Governor Martin O’Malley as one of thirteen individuals in the Circuit to the Courts and Judicial Nominating Commission. Serving in that capacity she interviewed and recommended candidates to the Governor for the Circuit Court Judicial vacancy in 2008.