Kirsten is a Trial Attorney with over 20 years experience in the legal community and serves as Chair of the Firm’s Family Law Group. Her practice includes all aspects of divorce and probate litigation as well as criminal defense. Kirsten handles a variety of issues surrounding domestic relations law such as alimony, child support, custody, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well as paternity and actions for modification and contempt of existing orders.
Kirsten handles specialized cases with area experts involving high net worth individuals, complex business evaluations and unique custody disputes involving medical concerns such as Autism and Spina Bifida. She is a certified court conciliator and has been appointed as a guardian ad litem to assist in determining custody. Her experience also spans into the many areas of probate litigation which include guardianships, conservatorships and administration of complex estates.
Kirsten’s criminal defense work has brought her throughout the Commonwealth trying cases in both the District and Superior Courts on charges such as drunk driving, sexual assault, robbery and homicide. Kirsten has worked with many experts to offer and refute DNA testimony, eyewitness testimony and defenses of mental incompetency. Kirsten also serves on the board for the area bar counsel to assure the appointment of proficient counsel for the indigent in the public defense arena.
As a prominent member of the legal community she chairs the Plymouth County Probate and Family Court Conciliation Program and serves on the board of directors for the area bar association. Prior to joining Conn Kavanaugh in 2012, Kirsten ran her own law practice for over 15 years.
Kirsten has been selected for inclusion in the 2017 publication of The Best Lawyers in America©, regarded by both the profession and the public as the definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States.