Christina Jurkiewicz Grigorian is a Maryland native with deep roots in the Old Line State. Christina was born in Towson and raised in Baltimore County. She attended Overlea Senior High School and, after earning a bachelor’s degree in History and master’s degree in Education from the George Washington University, she attended the University of Maryland School of Law, graduating near the top of her class. She currently resides in Bethesda with her husband and three children, while maintaining her law practice as a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm.
Her father emigrated to this country at the age of 16 to pursue his American dream. He settled in Baltimore, graduating from Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School in Baltimore City. He served in the U.S. Army and later was a steelworker with Armco Steel in Baltimore and member of the United Steelworkers of America. Her mother, an Elizabeth Seton High School graduate, was born and raised in Baltimore City and spent her career in the Maryland Public Service Commission. Both continue to call Baltimore their home.
Christina was first exposed to law and government when she worked in the White House Office of Counsel to the President under George H. W. Bush. That experience eventually led her to law school, during which she worked for the Federal Bureau of Prisons regional legal office and interned for a federal judge for the U.S. District Court of Maryland. She has practiced banking and consumer finance law for 21 years.
Christina has been married to Christopher Grigorian (also an attorney and Maryland native) for 21 years and they have three children: their daughter is a college freshman and their two sons are in high school. Christina has been very active in a number of community organizations and has assumed leadership roles in connection with numerous volunteer commitments. She is a practicing Catholic and taught religious education for 11 years at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Potomac.