Christa Binstock Israel

Christa Binstock Israel
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Selected to the 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Great Plains Region Rising Stars List, an honor bestowed upon no more than 2.5% of attorneys in the state.

Christa Binstock Israel

Lincoln, Nebraska
Christa Binstock Israel is a trial attorney and partner at Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, where her law practice is devoted to workers' compensation, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation. Raised on her family's farm/ranch in North Dakota, Christa has what we at the firm have termed "farm charm," which is strong work ethic, compassion for others, humility, and a fierce, unwavering commitment to her clients' interests. Those qualities coupled with her legal intellect, keen perception, and detailed analytical abilities have led to accomplishments both in and out of the courtroom, including successful outcomes in the Nebraska Workers' Compensation Court and Nebraska Supreme Court. For the past 3 consecutive years, Christa has been named to the Super Lawyers Great Plains Region Rising Stars List, an honor bestowed on no more than 2.5% of the attorneys in the state annually.

Christa graduated magna cum laude from Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, with dual degrees in political science and writing. After interning in the United States Senate in Washington D.C., she returned to her Midwestern roots and earned her law degree from the University of Nebraska College of Law.

Christa is admitted and licensed to practice law in Nebraska, North Dakota, and the United States District Court - District of Nebraska. She is a trained and certified mediator and a member of the Nebraska State Bar Association, State Bar Association of North Dakota, and Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys.

Christa and her husband reside in Lincoln with their daughters.


I am grateful for the day I walked into Atwood Law Firm. I really liked working with Christa, and I am so glad she represented me in court and handled my settlement. Christa makes you feel at ease in tense situations, and her paralegal, Rebecca, was always courteous, friendly, and helpful in obtaining and relaying information. Christa truly looked out for my best interests and put a lot of work in preparing for court hearings, depositions, and trial. My husband and I were very impressed with her knowledge of the law and her legal arguments, and Christa handled herself very professionally and knowledgeably in court. Christa won my trial, hands down. A big THANK YOU to Christa for everything you did on my case. I tell everyone what Christa and the firm did for me and recommend her to anyone who needs help. - Becky C.

I met Christa while I was in the hospital recovering from my work injury. From that point forward, Christa went above and beyond for me. I was overwhelmed with my injuries and did not know what to expect. Christa explained the legal process step by step. I knew Christa cared about not only my case, but me personally. There were times when I was upset and frustrated with the legal process, and Christa intervened immediately to make sure the issue was taken care of appropriately. Christa is honest and detailed in explaining the law. I was impressed with the time she took with me, because I know I was not her only client. I have already referred two friends to Christa, and I would not hesitate to refer others. - Dylan P.

Christa is very capable and knowledgeable of the work she does and will go out of her way to help you. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my case. Thank you! - Jacob D.

I am very pleased with the representation I have received from Christa. She kept me informed every step of the way and answered my questions in a very informative way! I don't just consider her my lawyer, but a friend. - Richard P.

Christa and her team helped me with my workers' compensation claim and guided me through the legal process. My calls never went unanswered, and they treated me like I was their only client. Christa is very professional and her work on my case was extremely well done. I will not hesitate to recommend Christa to any of my family or friends who may need her in the future. - Jerry M.

I am very satisfied with how Christa handled my workers' compensation case. I knew nothing about workers' compensation initially, and I was very grateful that Christa took the time to make sure all of my questions were answered. There is no doubt that I would recommend Christa and the Atwood firm. Thank you! - Thomas P.

Very early on in my personal injury case, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Christa for an encompassing question and answer session. I was pleased to know that Christa and the firm had a very firm grasp of my particular situation and the law. Ray, Christa, and Kathy battled on my behalf for a number of months until the successful culmination of my case. They took care of the legal aspects of my dilemma, so that I could concentrate on the long term healing process. I will sing their praises to all who will listen. - Jane S.

I am so happy that I was able to have Christa as my lawyer.  She and Rebecca where very kind and explained everything I needed to know.  Christa knows the laws and works very hard for her clients.  You couldn't ask for a better lawyer/person to help you with workers' comp.  I will and have told people about Christa and her firm.  Thank you Christa, Rebecca, and your firm.  Thank you for your kindness and all that you did for me. - J. Clark

Year Joined Firm

  • 2009

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Nebraska
  • North Dakota
  • U.S. District Court District of Nebraska


  • University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Dickinson State University, Dickinson, North Dakota
    • Honors: Summa Cum Laude
    • Major: Writing and Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Christa was selected by Super Lawyers to the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Great Plains Rising Stars List. Selections are made using the Super Lawyers patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. Super Lawyers’ Rising Stars list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger or who have been practicing law for 10 years or less.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Member
  • Nebraska State Bar Association - Workers' Compensation Section, Member
  • State Bar Association of North Dakota, Member
  • Nebraska Association of Trial Attorneys, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Lincoln Young Professionals Group, Member