- J.D., magna cum laude, Roger Williams University School of Law, 2010
- B.A., magna cum laude, University of Connecticut, 2007
Kristen currently represents multiple governmental entities in litigation against manufacturers and distributors of highly addictive opioid drugs. She also represents hernia patients in state and federal court who allege mesh repairs harmed them.
Kristen’s other clients include people who developed mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases caused by occupational, environmental or household asbestos exposure. On behalf of asbestos victims and their families, she has sued manufacturers, property owners and contractors who sold or installed defective or hazardous asbestos-containing products.
Prior to joining Motley Rice, Kristen was an associate for the Providence City Solicitor’s Office, arguing motions in various civil actions for the city of Providence and handling housing, zoning, employment and civil rights litigation.
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. While in law school, Kristin was a law clerk for the Office of the Vice President & General Counsel at Brown University and a research assistant to law professor Edward Eberle and retired Rhode Island Superior Court Justice Stephen Fortunato. For retired Justice Fortunato, she researched statutory and case law for a constitutional law manuscript involving race, poverty, gender discrimination and civil rights reform efforts.