For decades, Kristen has obtained tens of millions of dollars for clients who have suffered serious injury or death. She is known for the professional approach, compassion, hard work and determination that she brings to every case. Always willing to take on big fights, Kristen has spent her career facing off on behalf of her injured clients against big corporations, hospitals and insurance companies. And winning.
Kristen graduated with highest honors from UNC-Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in 1997. She graduated from Campbell University School of Law in 2001.
Since 2001, Kristen has largely spent her career representing individuals in actions to recover for their catastrophic personal injuries, mainly in the area of medical malpractice. She has practiced in North Carolina and Georgia, where she is licensed, as well as in other states around the nation when associated with local counsel there. As examples, among other states, Kristen has been involved in cases in Alabama, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Washington.
Kristen also has experience representing defendants in these actions, which permits her to be proactive in her cases and to anticipate defenses. Kristen has further represented governments against online travel companies to recover unpaid taxes on hotel and rental car reservations.
Kristen became a lawyer to make a difference. She has always been concerned with making sure that things are fair for all and that no one is left behind. She has fought tirelessly with these concepts in mind for each of her clients. While she cannot take their injury away or bring their loved one back, it is her goal to get the best compensation available to them under the law.
Kristen has chosen to join forces with Cate to continue her fight for justice.
Kristen is a leader in her profession. Currently, she holds the following leadership roles.
Kristen makes sure that she spends time paying it forward in the legal profession. She spends time presenting to and writing for her legal community. Below is a list of the presentations she has given and papers she has written over time.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys giving back to her community. She is a current Elder and Service Committee member at White Memorial Presbyterian Church. She is also a trained Stephen Minister and an elected Board member of Youth Mission Co.
Kristen was born in New Jersey, but raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended Aldert Root Elementary School, Oberlin Middle School (formerly Daniels), and Broughton High School. Having parents in different states, Kristen spent significant time growing up in New Jersey and California and now spends time in Montana and California.
When she is not working, Kristen enjoys traveling, long-distance running, and spending time with her rescue dog, Tate.
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