Kristen joined Stoll Keenon Ogden’s Evansville office in 2022, as an Associate Attorney and is a member of the firm’s Appellate, Business Litigation, and Immigration practice groups. She offers hands-on experience in a variety of legal matters, such as civil rights and medical malpractice litigation.
Kristen received her J.D. at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she graduated summa cum laude. During her final year of law school, Kristen gained early experience with immigration law as a legal extern with the Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center of Indiana Legal Services, Inc. She also completed several specialized courses focusing on U.S. federal and Indiana state constitutional law and civil rights and worked as a research assistant to a family law professor.
Prior to joining SKO, Kristen was an Associate with Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, as well as an intern with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.
Appellate: Kristen and the SKO team handle appellate work related to matters for which the firm is also handling the underlying trial court litigation, including interlocutory appeals and appeals following trial. Because of SKO’s success and reputation, the firm is also asked to handle appellate work related to matters for which another firm handled the underlying trial court litigation.
Business Litigation: Kristen is part of the litigation team that handles business disputes ranging from single breaches of contract to multi-party, class-action conflicts. She helps clients resolve complex business litigation matters and works to deliver results in the most efficient and economically advantageous ways possible.
Immigration: With the benefit of an undergraduate degree in Spanish Studies, Kristen and the SKO team provide legal advice and assistance to U.S. and international employers and their foreign national employees in the U.S. immigration sponsorship process. The Immigration practice group also represents clients in immigration matters on a local, national, and international level in front of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Labor, and U.S. consular posts worldwide.