Kristen is a trial attorney and litigator who represents and defends an array of people and organizations in the resolution of various disputes. She has successfully tried cases and settled disputes for clients in state and federal courts throughout Michigan. Some of her clients include municipalities, small business owners, corporations, health care providers, landlords, attorneys and professionals. She counsels and defends her clients in matters involving the defense of claims of professional malpractice, professional liability, contract disputes, employment matters, general liability and no-fault law, among other areas. Additionally, Kristen is well-versed in the specialized area of e-discovery and has drafted and reviewed multiple policies for her clients.
Kristen has achieved successful results for her clients in high damage cases including dismissals and favorable settlements in areas such as first and third party no-fault litigation, premises liability, products liability, commercial litigation disputes, employment matters, general negligence, and insurance coverage actions. She has participated in multiple jury trials, bench trials, mediations, and hundreds of depositions. Prior to joining Smith Haughey, Kristen was a public defender for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Kristen serves on Smith Haughey’s board of directors and is chair of the firm’s Women’s Business Initiative Committee. As a female shareholder of the firm, Kristen puts great emphasis on providing a positive example for young women entering the field of law.