Kristin Ross is a partner at the firm. She focuses her practice on guiding clients through insurance claims and all stages of litigation. She represents injured individuals in Vermont and New Hampshire in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice, and insurance coverage disputes. She has experience and success in trial as well as all stages of litigation including depositions of witnesses and experts, motion practice, and conducting mediations.
Kristin has had enormous success negotiating large, confidential settlements for her clients. She was also a critical member of the appellate team in Dzemila Heco v. Johnson Controls, Inc., playing an important role in the Vermont Supreme Court brief and appeal for the firm's client who received a 43-million-dollar verdict in a product's liability case.
Kristin earned her Juris Doctor at Vermont Law School in 2009. While at Vermont Law School, Kristin served on the Moot Court Advisory Board based on her advocacy skills. She was part of the General Practice Program, a limited enrollment certification program that combined substantive law with practical skills. In 2007 and 2008 Kristin served as part of the Service Member's Legal Defense Network by lobbying Congress to repeal the "don't ask don't tell" military policy. Kristin was awarded Academic Achievement Awards in 2007 and 2008 and also received the Dean's Fellowship Scholarship for academic success from 2007 through 2009. Kristin graduated in the top 10% of her law school class. She is admitted to practice in New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as New Hampshire's and Vermont's federal courts.
Kristin has been very involved in national and statewide professional associations of trial attorneys working to make sure people have a fair chance to receive justice through the legal system. She is currently serving as the President of the New Hampshire Association for Justice (NHAJ) and has previously served as the organization's secretary, treasurer, and president-elect as well as chair of the Membership Committee. Kristin also serves on the board of the Vermont Association for Justice (VTJA). She is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and a member of the New Hampshire Women's Bar Association. Kristin has served on the Grafton County Bar Association's executive committee since 2011 as Secretary, Vice President, and President. As the longest continuously active bar association in the Western Hemisphere, the Grafton County Bar Association represents an active network of attorneys and legal professionals with a longstanding commitment to excellence in the legal field.
In 2018, Kristin was elected to become a member of the New Hampshire Bar Foundation Fellows, an honorary organization of attorneys and judges who have been elected by their peers because they demonstrated outstanding achievement in the legal profession and unwavering dedication to serving the public, particularly in supporting equal access to justice and the improvement of our justice system.
Kristin graduated from Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College in Dubois, Wyoming in September, 2012. She was unanimously elected Class Representative by her class. She served on the College's Alumni F-Warrior Board from 2012-2015.
Kristin was one of fourteen attorneys chosen to be part of the 2014-2015 NHBA Leadership Academy, a leadership-training program whose mission is to promote and encourage leadership and professionalism by identifying present and future leaders who are members of the New Hampshire Bar, and providing them with a program designed to develop leadership skills; to foster camaraderie; and to provide exposure to leaders in the legal, business and government communities.
Kristin has been praised by her clients for her compassion, empathy, dedication, and her results.
Kristin has lived in both New Hampshire and Vermont and currently resides in Piermont, New Hampshire with her husband, Seth, and their five animals. She enjoys traveling, gardening, kayaking, golfing, snowshoeing, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.