University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, Order of the Barristers, Chair, Board of Advocates, 2014
Missouri State University,
B.S., Political Science, magna cum laude, Board of Governors Citizen Scholar, 2010
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)
Listed in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Litigation and Controversy – Tax in St. Louis, Missouri (by BL Rankings)
Thompson Coburn LLP
Commission on Racial and Ethnic Fairness
Member, Data Subcommittee
Kristen litigates complex commercial disputes, class actions, and state and local tax (SALT) cases for companies in Missouri and across the country. She manages cases throughout all stages of litigation, including initial case assessment, large-scale discovery, dispositive motions, and trial.
Her SALT practice centers on representing taxpayers in sales/use, property, corporate income, and other tax controversies. She regularly handles tax appeals before the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission and other state and local agencies.
Kristen is a former 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
“West Coast State Income Tax Updates,”
Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), 2022 Annual Conference, June 2022
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