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.
“I’m a counselor in every sense of the word, helping clients with legal matters but also getting to know each one as a person.” – Kirsten B. Mooney
- Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2016
- Journal of Law and Health, research editor
- Spring Hill College, B.S., Psychology, Minor in Sociology, 2014, magna cum laude
- Adoption Network Cleveland, volunteer
- Pro Bono Child Support Program, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court, volunteer
- Rainbow Babies and Children’s Foundation Associate Board, Member
- Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
- Ohio Bar Association
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for Torts and Legal Processes, 2014
- “Soccer, Salary History Bans, and Sizing up Equal Pay,” July 11, 2019
- “SECURE Your Future: New Legislation Could Make It Easier For You!” May 31, 2019
- “Proposed Department of Labor Rule Could Have Significant Impact on Businesses,” Apr. 23, 2019
- “Class Action and Arbitration: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis: Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements,” June 21, 2018
- “Exempt or Non-Exempt? Supreme Court Upends Definition,” May 29, 2018
- “Sixth Circuit Agrees: Discrimination Against LGBT Employees Violates Title VII,” March 9, 2018
- “Where #MeToo Meets Tax Reform,” Jan. 25, 2018
- “Compulsory Vaccinations: Our Best ‘Shot’ at Protecting America’s College Population,” Journal of Law and Health, 2017