Kristina joined the ﬁrm in 2010 and is a Partner in the Litigation Department. She is admitted to practice in both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
She graduated from the College of the Holy Cross and received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Roger Williams University School of Law. While in law school, She served as Associate Editor of the Roger Williams University Law Review. Kristina’s practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on premises liability, transportation litigation and insurance defense. She has tried multiple cases to a conclusion and has also participated in the trials of multiple wrongful death cases. She has extensive experience arguing numerous dispositive and discovery motions. Kristina is also well-versed in arbitrations, mediations and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Following a recent bench trial in Providence County Superior Court, Kristina secured a verdict in favor of the defendant, a major national retailer, in a signiﬁcant premises liability case. The case was on appeal from the District Court where Kristina had also secured a defense verdict.
In 2018 and following a six-day jury trial in a R.I. Superior Court, Kristina secured a jury verdict in favor of the defendant, a national transportation company.
Kristina serves as State Membership Chair for DRI, the leading national organization of civil defense attorneys and in-house counsel. In addition, she is a member of the Women in the Law Committee and the Retail and Hospitality Committee of DRI. She is also a member of the board of DRI’s statewide afﬁliate, Defense Counsel of Rhode Island, serving as the organization’s treasurer. Finally, she is a member of the Rhode Island Bar Association and ALFA International.
In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, Kristina was selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, New England in the area of civil litigation defense. She was also recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for the category of litigation – insurance.