Kristen K. Thompson
Kristen is a partner in the Charleston office where she practices general civil litigation. Her current practice focuses on cases involving medical malpractice, medical device defects, product liability, premises liability, correctional health care, hospitality and retail liability, and insurance coverage disputes. Kristen is frequently able to reduce the cost of litigation for her clients by drafting and arguing successful motions for summary judgment. These efforts have resulted in the dismissal of multiple cases, saving her clients the extensive cost of complex and lengthy litigation. When cases proceed past the initial stages, Kristen is experienced in efficiently developing a litigation strategy through discovery and successfully resolving claims in mediation or at trial.
Prior to law school, Kristen earned her Masters in Public Administration where she focused primarily on environmental policy. At the Charleston School of Law, Kristen served as the Managing Editor of the Charleston Law Review and an Associate Justice of the Moot Court Board. Kristen also received Cali Awards in Business Associations, Legal Research and Writing, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, and Higher Education Law.