Kristi has 20 plus years’ experience as a litigation paralegal. She works on a wide variety of cases, from small matters to large complex litigation. She is experienced using various databases, including Relativity, Digital War Room and Summation, as well as litigation support software such as CaseMap, TimeMap, Trial Director and TrialPad. She is well-versed in ESI and e-discovery issues and regularly helps evaluate new technology.
Kristi performs background investigations for due diligence and witness research purposes.
Some of her experience includes decades-long insurance defense and coverage litigation regarding environmental cleanup sites in the Northwest. She administers the post-settlement fee recovery in these cases, which involves tracking multi-million dollar payments, preparing regular packages of cost reimbursement material, tracking and processing payments in Excel and assisting with resolving payment disputes.
Kristi has also worked personal injury matters, including maritime claims under the Jones Act, by organizing documents, assisting with drafting pleadings, obtaining medical records, locating experts and preparing for trial.
She also helps respond to civil and criminal third-party subpoenas in the financial services industries, and is aware of grand jury secrecy regulations and banking service regulations which governs disclosure rules.
Kristi is a member of the firm’s Litigation Technology and Innovation Committee, and is a long-term member of the Washington State Association of Legal Investigators (WALI) and the Seattle chapter of Women in eDiscovery, as well as a participant in Relativity User Groups.
Kristi has a B.A. in Political Science from Central Washington University. She also has a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Edmonds College, as well as a certificate in Private Investigations from the UW Extension program.