Kristy assists clients in trial and appellate litigation before state and federal courts and in regulatory matters before administrative agencies.

Prior to joining Fredrikson, Kristy served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Pratt of the Southern District of Iowa and the Honorable David S. Wiggins of the Iowa Supreme Court. While attending Duke University School of Law, she worked as a teaching assistant for a legal writing course and a criminal procedure course.




  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude
  • Washington University in St. Louis, A.B., 2001, with honors


  • Iowa, 2015
  • Minnesota, 2018


  • Law Clerk, Honorable Robert W. Pratt, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, 2016-2017
  • Law Clerk, Honorable David S. Wiggins, Iowa Supreme Court, 2015-2016


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, Energy Law, 2021-2024
  • Great Plains Super Lawyers Rising Star, Energy & Resources, 2023
  • North Star Lawyer, Minnesota State Bar Association, 2018, 2020-2021
  • Order of the Coif

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • Public Relations Committee, Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Polk County Women Attorneys, Member
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Member
  • Polk County Bar Association, Member
  • Duke Law Journal, Articles Editor (Volume 64) and Staff Editor (Volume 63)
  • Duke Law Moot Court Board, Member, 2013-2015

News & Insights

Publications & Presentations

“An Irresistible Attraction: Rethinking Romantic Jealousy as a Basis for Sex-Discrimination Claims,” 64 Duke Law Journal 1453, 2015

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