Christine Karol Roberts is the sole proprietor of an Intellectual Property Law Boutique, Law Offices of Christine Karol Roberts, located in Orange County, California. Graduating from the University of Texas and The Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, she established her law firm in 1985. Her firm specializes in trademark and copyright litigation and prosecution, US and foreign, high profile litigation, sports law, licensing and technology transfers, right of publicity, complex litigation, Internet and domain name issues, and general corporate representation, both in California and in federal and state courts around the US. She has litigated many high profile cases including those involving the Major League Baseball Players Association, The NFL, The Cleveland Browns, The World Boxing Council, Upper Deck, Score, and Leaf. She recently settled a design patent infringement case against Deckers (UGG boots) in federal court in the Central District of California.She is an avid tennis player, enjoys swimming, skiing, traveling, reading and gardening. She has been involved in many charitable organizations in Orange County, California. A highlight of her personal life has been caring for her first Maltese, Aristotle, and his little brother, Alexander.The Jewel Collar is her debut children's novel. Hannah the Hummingbird, the second in the Garden Friends Club Series, following The Jewel Collar, has also been published. She is currently working on a legal thriller, License to Die For, and several new children's picture books. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.