Kristin first joined Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP as a summer law clerk in 2017 and returned in 2018 as a law clerk while waiting for her bar exam results. She stayed on with the Sacramento office and is now an associate. Kristin has an affinity for transactional work, and has helped clients in drafting corporate documents and contracts. She has also counseled clients on how to structure their business affairs to avoid potential future litigation.
Having grown up with relatives and close family friends who are lawyers, Kristin always wanted to join the profession. Knowing that the end goal was law school, no matter what she studied, Kristin chose to pursue a major she genuinely enjoyed and felt passionate about while attending California State University, Long Beach as one of its President’s Scholars. She graduated with a B.A. in both Literature and Creative Writing.
While attending law school at Notre Dame, she enjoyed studying tax. She even participated in her school’s Community Development Clinic, where she spent a semester helping clients start their own 501(c)(3) organizations. She also spent her last semester of law school at Notre Dame’s London campus, during which she interned at the legal division of KPMG US Tax Services (London) LLP.
As someone who was initially focused on transactional work, Kristin has gained valuable experience in KNCH’s strong litigation practice. Along with learning how to draft pleadings and how to navigate through a court’s system, she has been privileged to assist her colleagues at the Sacramento office in mediations and arbitrations. She has also been able to put her transactional background to use when the discussions and negotiations eventually lead to settlement and release agreements.
When she is not working, Kristin enjoys cheering on her alma mater’s football team with her fellow Fighting Irish. She also enjoys traveling and has made it her goal to visit as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites as she can in her lifetime.