Kristin is an attorney in Taft’s Intellectual Property practice group and focuses her practice on trademark and copyright matters. She counsels clients in all areas of trademark portfolio management, extensive enforcement efforts, and on trademark clearance searches in the U.S. and abroad. Kristin additionally advises clients regarding copyright protection, licensing, domain issues, UDRP proceedings, advertising and branding online and on social media, NIL agreements, and corporate due diligence matters. She also has experience prosecuting trademark applications including counseling on and responding to Office Actions, as well as filing and pursuing opposition and cancellation proceedings, among other post-registration proceedings, before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.

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. 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, Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Intellectual Property (2024)

  • 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