Once a month, C Magazine sits down with a prominent Columbus figure to understand their vibe at 5:01. In carrying on a trend of ours from last year, we allowed a former Final Word subject (Vincent Volpi) to nominate and interview this month’s Final Word. Volpi wasted no time selecting Crabbe, Brown & James’ loaded gun, Christina Corl.
Vincent Volpi: How important is fashion to success in your world?
Christina Corl: Fashion itself, not at all, but high heels and short skirts have come in handy on occasion.
Who is your dream client?
Oprah, of course. She’s my dream everything—best friend, aunt, boss, etc.
Which legal TV show best describes your firm?
Boston Legal. Uncanny.
Which super power would you like to have?
To be invisible; I love to eavesdrop.
If you could practice in another country, where would it be?
France. I figure if worse comes to worse, I could put on a Lance Armstrong mask and everyone would give up.
What’s with you growing up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan?
Getting out of bed as a teenager to do farm chores before going to school builds character (at least according to my parents).
How did your life change after becoming a Crabbe, Brown & James partner?
The other partners stopped calling me “Young Lady” and asking me to get them coffee.
Do people ever think you work for the Blue Jackets (CBJ for Crabbe, Brown & James)?
Just when I’m driving my Zamboni.
What did you want to be when you were 12?
A supermodel. Ha!
What would your first thought be if you found out you won the lottery?
I’d wonder if the pawnshop still has my wedding ring.
What is your favorite legal term?
"Sua Sponte." It means “of one’s own accord,” but it sounds like a flavor of ice cream to me.
Champagne or beer?
Seriously, I have to choose?