Kristyn is an associate in the firm’s Professional Liability Litigation Department.  Kristyn’s civil litigation practice concentrates on defending professional liability claims.  She represents lawyers and law firms in malpractice and disciplinary cases, as well as accountants, engineers, and other professionals.

Prior to joining Peabody & Arnold, Kristyn litigated personal injury, construction defect, and premises liability matters in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  Kristyn also held a clerkship with the Rhode Island Superior Court in Providence, Rhode Island for the 2015-2016 term.

Kristyn received her Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.  Kristyn graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Criminology.

Boston Bar Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

American Bar Association

Women’s Bar Association

Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association

Rhode Island Bar Association

  • Massachusetts Discovery Practice: Ethical Commentary (MCLE, 4d ed. 2021)
  • BBA Webinar: Serving as a Conservator: The Impact of Hornibrook v. Richard for Fiduciaries (November 16, 2021), Panelist
  • WBA WICC Winter Event: Zoom Trial Practice (December 16, 2020), Panelist

Hornibrook v. Richard, 488 Mass. 74 (2021) (court-appointed conservator was quasi-judicial officer entitled to absolute immunity)

Matter of Olchowski, 485 Mass. 807 (2020) (unidentified funds in attorney’s IOLTA account should be transferred to IOLTA committee for disposition)

Arruda v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co., 951 F.3d 12, 25 (1st Cir. 2020) (determination that death was caused or contributed to by pre-existing medical conditions was supported by substantial evidence and was not arbitrary or capricious)

Bar Counsel v. Kaczmarek el al., C1-17-00248283 (23 day disciplinary hearing)

Matter of Barry Greene, SJC-12132/ BD-2015-106 (reinstatement)

Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2024)

Massachusetts Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2021, 2022)

Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, Rising Star Award (2022)