As an associate at Levy Konigsberg, Kiersten’s practice focuses on protecting the rights of children, primarily those exposed to lead through water and paint, in state and federal court. In her practice, she strives to attain justice for her clients by applying her prior experiences and guiding her clients with compassion and empathy.
Prior to joining Levy Konigsberg, Kiersten worked as an associate at a business law firm in New York, where she represented multinational companies and individuals in commercial litigation, intellectual property, and regulatory and criminal enforcement matters. She also clerked for the Honorable Robert E. Payne of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to law school, Kiersten worked as a legal assistant for a jury consultant and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Kiersten received her Juris Doctor from Washington & Lee School of Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. Kiersten is an Order of the Coif member and was awarded the Administrative Law Award upon graduation. While completing her legal studies, Kiersten worked as a student attorney for the Advanced Administrative Law Clinic, advocating for coal miners and survivors pursuing federal black lung benefits, in addition to summer associateships in New York and Washington, D.C. She was Lead Articles Editor for the Washington and Lee Law Review and published This Land is Your Land, This Land is Mined Land: Expanding Governmental Ownership Liability Under CERCLA, 76 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1013 (2019). She also served as a legal writing teaching assistant for the Burks Scholar Program, 3L President for the Student Bar Association, and president and co-founder of the Environmental Law Society.
Kiersten is currently licensed to practice law in New York and is admitted to the bars of the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, and the Eastern District of Michigan.