Krista has been representing the interests of law enforcement and municipalities since 2004, when she started as an intern at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office in the Torts Division of its Civil Actions Bureau.
In the areas of law enforcement, Krista has defended cases alleging unlawful search and seizure, use of excessive force, deadly force, death occurring in local lock-ups and county jails resulting from suicide, death and injury in local lock-ups and county jails resulting from the failure to provide medical care, and wrongful conviction. In the context of employment, her representation of both public and private entities has included discrimination claims presented as constitutional claims or as statutory claims under the various Civil Rights Acts.
Krista also concentrates her practice in the fields of construction litigation and premises liability. Krista has defended cases for both public and private entities involving premises liability, products liability, and personal injury, including cases involving catastrophic injury and loss of life. Krista’s experience includes all areas of litigation, from investigation and discovery to trial in Illinois State Court and Federal Courts in Illinois and Indiana.
Juris Doctor, John Marshall Law School, 2005
Bachelor of Fine Arts, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2000
Illinois Bar, 2005
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana