University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 2014
Order of the Barristers
Chair, Board of Advocates
Missouri State University,
B.S., Political Science, magna cum laude, 2010
Board of Governors Citizen Scholar
American Bar Association
Missouri Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers
Listed in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation in St. Louis, Missouri (by BL Rankings), 2021
Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness
Member, Data Subcommittee
Kristen litigates complex commercial disputes, class actions and state and local tax cases for companies in Missouri and across the country. She is experienced in all stages of litigation, including initial case analysis, large-scale discovery, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, as well as trying cases and appeals.
Before rejoining Thompson Coburn in 2018, Kristen served as Deputy Counsel to the Governor of the State of Missouri. As Deputy Counsel, Kristen had the responsibility of overseeing the legal departments for state agencies, leading the Governor's judicial selection process, including the appointment of more than 20 judges to St. Louis courts and counseling the office on high-profile litigation.
"National Judicial Update & Discussion of Selected State Tax Issues, Cases, and Policy Trends,"
Council On State Taxation (COST), Midwest Regional State Tax Seminar August 2019
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