Kristen M. Hermiz

Kristen Hermiz represents individuals and families suffering from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases caused by occupational, environmental and household asbestos exposure.


On behalf of asbestos victims, she handles complex litigation against manufacturers, property owners and contractors who sold or installed defective or hazardous asbestos-containing products.

Prior to joining Motley Rice, Kristen gained courtroom experience as an associate for a Rhode Island-based firm, arguing motions in various civil actions on behalf of the city of Providence and handling housing, zoning, employment and civil rights litigation. She gained additional experience as a law clerk at Brown University, where she prepared memoranda for counsel regarding legal and administrative issues affecting the University.

A Roger Williams Scholarship recipient and CALI Award winner, Kristen served as a member of The Roger Williams University Law Review and was a legal intern for the Honorable Daniel A. Procaccini of the Rhode Island Superior Court. Also a judicial extern for the Honorable Jacob Hagopian of the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, Kristen drafted judicial reports and made recommendations for pro se prisoner petitions. She additionally served as a research assistant to law professor Edward Eberle before serving in the same capacity to retired Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Stephen Fortunato, conducting statutory and case law research for a constitutional law manuscript involving race, poverty, gender discrimination and civil rights reform efforts. 

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  • J.D., magna cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2010
  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Connecticut, 2007


  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Licensed In

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina

Admitted to Practice Before

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, District of Rhode Island, and District of South Carolina


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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit

Hernias are a problem that for many requires surgery to alleviate daily pain, discomfort and other symptoms. Unfortunately, some who were promised a solution by having hernia mesh implanted to repair the hernia instead found themselves facing potential problems.

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