Kristin is an attorney in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on trademark clearance, trademark prosecution and enforcement, trademark litigation, copyrights and various IP infringement matters, as well as WIPO UDRP matters. She advises clients on protecting their brands and proprietary information, while providing guidance regarding brand development, clearance, registration, and maintenance for intellectual property portfolios, including trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and social media, in addition to handling TTAB and litigation matters. Prior to law school, Kristin worked for the Chicago Bears and at a large corporate Chicago firm doing marketing and business development work. Prior to joining Taft as an associate, she was a summer associate with the firm and a law clerk for the Indiana Office of the Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division. She also was a law clerk for Honorable Barbara P. Gorman at the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

Kristin obtained her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Dayton School of Law (UDSL) where she was elected publication editor of the UDSL Law Review, was a finalist in the Walter H. Rice Moot Court Competition and was awarded Runner-Up Best Brief Award of Fordham Law School’s Irving R. Kaufman Memorial Securities Law Moot Court Competition. Kristin was also nominated and selected for the UDSL Leadership Honors Program and was awarded a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship. Additionally, Kristin served on the honor counsel, was a dean’s fellow and participated in the student mentor program. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago graduating cum laude.


  • Honoree, Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch,” Intellectual Property Law (2023 – 2024)

  • Forty Under 40 Honoree, Dayton Business Journal (2023)

  • Honoree, Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio Rising Star, Dayton (2022)

  • Leadership Development Honoree, Dayton Bar Association (2022)

  • Intellectual Property, Capstone: Trademark Prosecution and Practice Award Honoree, CALI

All Service Areas


  • University of Dayton School of Law (2019)

    cum laude

  • Loyola University Chicago (2014)

    cum laude


  • State - Indiana
  • State - Ohio
  • Federal - Northern District of Indiana

Speeches and Publications

Professional Affiliations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association

    Past Executive Committee Member, Intellectual Property Section

  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Dayton Bar Association

    Selected for 2021-2022 Leadership Development Program

  • International Trademark Association

    Member, Professional Development Committee

  • CincyIP

    Director of Outreach

Community Involvement

  • Women's Board of Dayton Children's Hospital


  • Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce


  • The Dayton Art Institute

    Member, Associate Board