Meet Kirsten

Valuing Diversity

Meet Kirsten

I have a successful career litigating interesting cases and
protecting tax-payer dollars
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After completing law school, I began a two-year clerkship for a federal
district judge. My post-clerkship plan was to return to the mid-size
law firm at which I previously interned and where I was sure to have
a successful and lucrative career as a medical malpractice/personal
injury attorney. While clerking, an attorney from the Department of
Justice appeared before the judge for whom I worked on an issue that
required an in-chambers conference. The judge had me conduct the conference.
The Justice attorney subsequently asked me about my post-clerkship
plans for employment and recommended that I apply to the
Attorney General’s Honors Program. I followed that recommendation
and was thrilled when I received an offer to join Justice.

I have never regretted my decision to join Justice instead of going
into private practice. While I do not have the level of financial
success that often comes with private practice, I have thus far
had a successful career litigating interesting cases and protecting
tax-payer dollars.