On Jan. 12, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act, into law. This Bill, sponsored by Republican State Representative Jon Cross, is a long-awaited and employer-friendly change, which brings Ohio’s employment...
OVERVIEW & EXPERIENCE
Kirsten is an Associate in the Labor & Employment and Employment & Severance Negotiations groups at KJK. She represents both companies and individuals, and counsels her clients in all aspects of labor and employment issues, including compliance, hiring and termination, wage and hour disputes, restrictive covenants, and discrimination and harassment matters. Kirsten also has significant experience representing her clients in all stages of litigation, in both federal and state court, as well as before arbitrators and various administrative agencies. Additionally, Kirsten plays an integral role in KJK’s Student & Athlete Defense team, with experience in a wide range of matters involving special education, as well as campus misconduct and Title IX investigations.
During her time in law school, Kirsten also worked in the realm of civil litigation and served as an extern to the general counsel of John Carroll University. Her client-centered philosophy allows her to achieve success in litigation, while being attentive to the client through the entire process.
A native of the small town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, Kirsten has been a proud adopted Clevelander since 2014. She now lives in Westlake, Ohio with her husband.
AWARDS & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Ohio Bar Association
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Torts and Legal Processes, 2014
BAR / COURT ADMISSIONS
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- Adoption Network Cleveland, volunteer
- Pro Bono Child Support Program, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, volunteer
- Rainbow Babies and Children’s Foundation Associate Board, Member
PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
- “Compulsory Vaccinations: Our Best ‘Shot’ at Protecting America’s College Population,” Journal of Law and Health, 2017