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Kristine M. Kuzemka, Esq.

Biography

 

 

 

 

Kristine is a successful mediator, a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge, and an accomplished litigator.  Over the last 14 years she has specialized in criminal defense, personal injury and product liability, successfully settling over $70 million dollars in complex civil litigation matters. She was selected to be the first law clerk to the Honorable David T. Wall (Ret). On his behalf, using her strong interpersonal presence, she positively interacted with attorneys, court personnel, and the public, to further efficient resolution of matters pending before the court. Since then, she has established herself as a highly regarded, well-respected and sought-after legal representative. Kristine has a reputation for her strong legal acumen and successful track record of trying numerous jury trials to verdict.

She is uniquely qualified to mediate diverse cases as a result of her successful and practical experiences in business, real estate, product liability and personal injury matters. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kuzemka managed a successful staffing and recruiting business in Seattle, Washington with an operating budget of over $10 million dollars and a staff of 15. She is keenly aware of what it takes to give clients exceptional service, how to motivate people and to facilitate effective resolutions. As an attorney with Marquis Aurbach & Coffing, she represented clients with various business and real estate matters and, at the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, she applied her exemplary evidentiary and discovery knowledge, favorably settling substantial cases and acquiring over $70 million dollars for the State of Nevada.

Biography

Kristine is a successful mediator, a Nevada Supreme Court Settlement Judge, and an accomplished litigator.  Over the last 14 years she has specialized in criminal defense, personal injury and product liability, successfully settling over $70 million dollars in complex civil litigation matters. She was selected to be the first law clerk to the Honorable David T. Wall (Ret). On his behalf, using her strong interpersonal presence, she positively interacted with attorneys, court personnel, and the public, to further efficient resolution of matters pending before the court. Since then, she has established herself as a highly regarded, well-respected and sought-after legal representative. Kristine has a reputation for her strong legal acumen and successful track record of trying numerous jury trials to verdict.

She is uniquely qualified to mediate diverse cases as a result of her successful and practical experiences in business, real estate, product liability and personal injury matters. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Kuzemka managed a successful staffing and recruiting business in Seattle, Washington with an operating budget of over $10 million dollars and a staff of 15. She is keenly aware of what it takes to give clients exceptional service, how to motivate people and to facilitate effective resolutions. As an attorney with Marquis Aurbach & Coffing, she represented clients with various business and real estate matters and, at the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, she applied her exemplary evidentiary and discovery knowledge, favorably settling substantial cases and acquiring over $70 million dollars for the State of Nevada.

Professional Experience

  • Neutral, Advanced Resolution Management
  • Settlement Judge, Nevada Supreme Court
  • Managing Partner, Kuzemka Law Group
  • Senior Deputy Attorney General, State of Nevada
  • Attorney, Clark County Public Defender’s Office
  • Attorney, Marquis and Aurbach
  • Clerk to the Honorable David T. Wall (Ret.) Eighth Judicial District Court

Specialties

  • Business/Commercial
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate

ADR Training

  • Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine School of Law

Professional Licenses

  • State of Nevada
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Member, State Bar of Nevada
  • Member, American Bar Association

Education

  • J.D., Seattle University School of Law (2002)
  • B.A., University of Washington (1996)

Honors and Awards

  • Nevada Lawyer’s Assistance Program Chair, State Bar of Nevada
  • Juris Doctorate – Cum Laude, Seattle University School of Law
  • Article Editor, Seattle Journal of Social Justice

Lectures, Teaching and Publications

  • Nevada State Bar – Ethics CLE (2015)
  • Nevada State Bar Conference – Addiction and the Legal Profession (2014 & 2015)
  • Nevada Lawyer Magazine – CLE Article “Addiction: What to Do?” (December, 2013)

Announcement

Dear ARM Clients,
 
First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are healthy and safe during these incredibly stressful times. On Thursday, May 7, 2020 Governor Sisolak announced that “Phase One” in Nevada’s roadmap to Coronavirus recovery would begin early than expected. We see this as a positive next step as we adjust to our “new normal.”
 
After careful consideration, we have decided to do a “soft” opening of our office on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 with several restrictions. Please keep in mind that we have many neutrals who would prefer to continue with social distancing and conduct cases via BlueJeans. We kindly ask that you respect their decision to follow the Nevada OSHA guidelines and participate remotely whenever possible. It is important to note that our panel has had great success working virtually and we suggest that you read some of the testimonials that we have posted on our website.  
 
At the same time, we are keenly aware that there are some cases that would benefit from in-person mediation/arbitration. Our neutrals will be conducting pre-mediation phone calls and it is important to discuss those considerations during that time.  Furthermore, our dedicated case managers are always available to discuss your options on your upcoming cases.  
 
If an in-person mediation/arbitration is deemed to be absolutely necessary, you will be required to meet and follow ARM’s COVID-19 Mandatory Guidelines. We know that these restrictions will be challenging, but they are intended to ensure the health and safety of everyone.  

  • All visitors, neutrals and staff are required to wear masks
  • Please do not wear gloves, you will be asked to take them off
  • Your temperature will be taken during check-in with a touch-less thermometer
  • All in-person participants will be required to sign a waiver
  • Please sit 6 feet or more from others in your conference room
  • We strongly encourage the use of hand sanitizer and hand washing throughout the day 
  • Conference rooms will be pre-stocked with snacks and bottled water
  • Boxed lunches will be provided – no buffet
  • Kitchen is for coffee, soda and water only
  • Please remember – NO HANDSHAKING  

We will only be operating at 50% capacity as instructed, so it’s important that you assess your case and your needs prior to calling our office. We are all looking forward to easing of these restrictions. The more careful we are the quicker things will improve. We will continue to follow the CDC guidelines as well as those set forth by the state and the federal government. 
 
Thank you for your continued patience and support. Just remember that we are here to help and will assist in any way that we can. 

Sincerely, 

ARM Management

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