Kristen L. Martini

Kristen L. Martini

Partner
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775.321.3446 NV
One East Liberty Street
Suite 300
Reno, NV 89501-2128
3993 Howard Hughes Parkway
Suite 600
Las Vegas, NV 89169

Kristen Martini is a partner in the firm’s Litigation practice group. Her practice is primarily focused on ‎civil and commercial litigation at the federal and state court levels, where she represents clients in complex commercial contract, fraud, and business tort lawsuits. Kristen often practices in Clark County's specialty business courts.

Her appellate practice includes appearing before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit ‎Court of Appeals.‎

Additionally, Kristen has employment law experience defending employers on issues concerning worker’s compensation, unemployment claims, unlawful employment practice claims, claims of negligent hiring, supervision and training, and vicarious liability. She has also conducted mediations and settlement conferences presided over by ‎both mediators and judges.‎

Prior to joining the firm, Kristen ‎served as a judicial law clerk to Justice James Hardesty for the Nevada Supreme Court. ‎

Personal Approach

Kristen is known for her attention to detail, industry knowledge, preparedness, and diligent communication style. Her critical thinking skills are underscored by her enthusiasm to go the extra mile for all of her clients. Competitive by nature, Kristen focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and truly enjoys it. Her clients admire her ability to temper a wide range of opinions and expectations while handling matters, and harmonize and coordinate with larger teams of legal professionals. Kristen’s due diligence, thoughtfulness, and skillful foreshadowing guarantee clients always understand the various avenues, rewards, and risks associated with their case. Clients can rely on her to provide a tactful plan to overcome issues.

Kristen has an outgoing personality, witty sense of humor, and is a true creative at heart. When she is not in the office, Kristen enjoys dancing, painting portraits, biking, and spending time with and cooking for her family.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Washoe County Bar Association, Member
  • Appellate Litigation Section of the Nevada State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Renown Health Network, Member, Community Advisory Board, 2016-2019

Publications

  • Author, "Chapter 13: General Provisions Governing Discovery," Nevada Civil Practice Manual, 2016-2019 editions
  • Author, "Chapter 23: Nevada Jury Trials," Nevada Civil Practice Manual, 2015 edition
  • Co-Author, "Chapter 23: Nevada Jury Trials," Nevada Civil Practice Manual, 2009-2014 editions

Distinctions

  • Mountain States Super Lawyers - Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney, Rising Star 2015-2018, Super Lawyer 2019-2020
  • Nevada Business Magazine - Northern Nevada's Legal Elite, "Top 75" and "Southern Nevada's Top Attorneys" - Business & Commercial Litigation, 2012, 2020
  • Nevada Supreme Court – Law Clerk, Justice James Hardesty
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada - Extern, Judge Larry Hicks
  • Washoe County District Court - Extern, Judge Peter Breen

Other Info

Education

J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2008
B.S., cum laude, University of Nevada, Reno, 2005, Pre-Law; Minor, Speech Communications

Bar Admissions

California, 2010
Nevada, 2008

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada
U.S. Court of Appeals, for the Ninth Circuit
Nevada Supreme Court

Clerkships

Nevada Supreme Court