Kristen has fished for a living. Her Dad was jealous.
She’s also lived in a treehouse. Yes, an actual treehouse.
When Kristen and Meghan purchased Freed Marcroft’s home base, Kristen designed the open, collaborative workspace design with private conference rooms that are alternatively formal and intimate. When walls needed to be torn down, Kristen took them down herself. With a sledgehammer.
Kristen is a graduate of the Quinnipiac University School of Law and the Honors Program at the University of Connecticut, and also studied Irish, European, international and comparative law at Trinity College in Dublin. She is a founding executive board member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT Section, and is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Hartford County Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association, the Greater Connecticut Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, and the Metro Hartford Alliance. In 2013, she was a panelist at the Connecticut Bar Association symposium “Supreme Change: The Legal Landscape After Windsor,” speaking on the practical implications of the Windsor decision on LGBT clients in practice areas including immigration, family law, tax, and estate planning. In 2014 she guest lectured at her law school alma mater on same-sex estate planning, and was a guest panelist on “The Business of Law” at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
Kristen is an original board member of Night Fall, and in 2014 was selected to be a judge of the Obama Administration’s Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) Challenge, and appointed as an Alternate to the City of Hartford Planning and Zoning Commission. Kristen devotes the majority of her pro bono legal work to local arts organizations.
She is a Connecticut attorney. And office designer.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told, “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”