Kristen Kerns has been practicing law since 2002. She grew up in Novato, CA and attended Santa Rosa J.C. then transferred to Arizona State University studying English and Political Science for upper division and then staying for law school, all the while knowing she would return to the Bay Area after law school.
While Kristen enjoys all aspects of litigation, her favorite part of practicing law is the research and writing, especially in the appellate arena. Kristen teaches Legal Research and Writing at Empire College of Law in Santa Rosa, California, and continues to be a member.
Kristen Kerns currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Sonoma County Habitat for Humanity and the Sonoma County Legal Services Foundation. She is a former board member of the Sonoma County Bar Association.
Kristen Frizzell Kerns has been named to the Northern California Rising Stars list as one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in California for 2012. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state receive this honor.