Kirsten is an associate in the Greenville, S.C. office, where she focuses her practice on representing clients’ interests on all matters impacting their employees under federal and state labor and employment laws. She frequently advises clients on their rights and responsibilities under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as any applicable state laws. Kirsten has successfully conducted investigations and resolved charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation before any lawsuit was ever filed. She has also assisted in defending any ensuing litigation in state and federal court. Finally, Kirsten has assisted in drafting numerous multi-state surveys addressing a wide variety of employment laws, lending her intimate knowledge of their nuances. Kirsten welcomes a challenge and approaches complex legal disputes from the same position as her clients: as a principal with ‘skin in the game,’ not simply as a lawyer or advisor.
While in law school, Kirsten served as Student Notes Editor of the South Carolina Law Review in addition to being an academic tutor.
Outside of work, Kirsten is a frequent runner, having completed three marathons. She enjoys cheering on the Clemson Tigers and advising an organization she founded, which builds wells in Uganda.