Kristen Coleman Esq.
Associate

Kristen J. Coleman joins Becker LLC in our Litigation Department as an associate resident of the Philadelphia office.  Kristen is admitted to the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.

 

Prior to joining Becker, Kristen clerked for The Honorable George W. Overton in the Court of Common Pleas of Pennsylvania.  During her clerkship, she worked on trusts, estates, and incapacity matters in the Orphans’ Court Division.  She also worked on Post-Conviction Relief Act appeals in the Criminal Trial Division and handled tort, property, and contract disputes in the Civil Trial Division.


Kristen received her Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University in 2010 with a major in Economics and minors in African-American Studies and Urban Studies.

She received her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law with a Certificate in Trial Advocacy in 2014.  She was the recipient of the Conwell Scholarship, awarded for academic achievement.  She served as the President of the Moot Court Honor Society and won the First Place Overall Oralist Award out of 92 competitors in a national moot court competition.  Additionally, she won the Temple Law Alumni Moot Court Award for excellence in moot court work.

During law school, Kristen tried criminal misdemeanor cases as a Pennsylvania Supreme Court certified clinical student at the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.  Kristen was a clinical student in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Lynn A. Sitarski, U.S. Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, was a Summer Associate at a national law firm in Philadelphia, and worked on employment discrimination at the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.  In the Integrated Trial Advocacy Program, Kristen was awarded the Barristers’ Award for the best overall performance and was selected to be a teaching assistant the following year.

Litigation

Education:
Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.
Princeton University, B.A.

 

Admitted to Practice:
Pennsylvania
New Jersey



 

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