Before joining Elliott & Davis, Kristen began her legal career in public service. When Kristen made the transition from public interest law into private practice, she dedicated her practice to family law with a concentration in custody matters. In addition, Kristen has successfully handled all aspects of family law, including divorce, prenuptial agreements, wills and estates, simple and complex support matters, equitable distribution and protection from abuse (PFA) matters. Kristen was named a 2013 Super Lawyer, an honor given to only 5% of the attorneys in Pennsylvania. Kristen was also named a 2013 Best Lawyer.

Although located in Allegheny County, Kristen has helped families in Armstrong County, Beaver County, Butler County, Center County, Fayette County, Lawrence County, Washington County and Westmoreland County

B.A., Sociology, Westminster College
J.D., Duquesne University School of Law

Western District of Pennsylvania
Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Pennsylvania Bar Association, Family Law Section
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Program Committee
Allegheny County Bar Association, Family Law Section
Allegheny County Bar Association, Children’s Issues Committee
Allegheny County Bar Association PFA mentor program
Pittsburgh Figure Skating Club
United States Figure Skating Association

Pennsylvania Rising Star 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
Allegheny County Bar Fellow 2007 to Present

Speaking Engagements
Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Program – Speaker Allegheny County Bar Association CLE Program Planner and Lecturer
Pennsylvania Bar Institute CLE Lecturer
Half Moon Paralegal Seminars CLE Lecturer
Pennsylvania State University, New Kensington Guest Lecturer

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