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Kristine M. Kuzemka, Esq.

BIOGRAPHY

After almost 20 years as an accomplished litigator, Kristine Kuzemka, Esq. made the
decision to transition into a full-time ADR practice. Her passion for dispute resolution
stems from her realization that she can make a greater impact on people’s lives by
employing her negotiation skills as a neutral. She has been serving as mediator,
arbitrator, and discovery referee exclusively at Advanced Resolution Management since
2016.

As an advocate, Kristine specialized in personal injury and product liability cases,
successfully settling over $70 million dollars in complex civil litigation matters. She also
represented clients with various business and real estate matters while at Marquis
Aurbach & Coffing, and when she was at the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, she
applied her exemplary evidentiary and discovery knowledge, favorably settling
substantial cases for the State of Nevada. She established herself as a highly regarded,
well-respected and sought-after legal representative. Her strong legal acumen and
successful track record of trying numerous jury trials to verdict solidified her reputation
as an accomplished litigator.

Prior to attending law school, Kristine managed a successful staffing and recruiting
business in Seattle, Washington with an operating budget of over $10 million dollars and
a staff of 15. This experience made her keenly aware of what it takes to give clients
exceptional service, how to motivate people, and to facilitate effective resolutions. As a
result, she is uniquely qualified to mediate diverse cases because of her successful and
practical experiences in business, real estate, employment, product liability and personal
injury matters.

In addition to being an attorney and private mediator, Kristine is also an avid motorcycle
rider and enthusiast. She has over 40 years of experience riding motorcycles, and as a
result can offer a fresh and tangible perspective on resolving a myriad of motorcycle
disputes. Her ability to communicate effectively with both sides and accurately assess the
mechanics of each case makes her an ideal candidate for mediation and/or arbitration of
these matters.

Clients who have worked with Kristine as a neutral often comment about her
professionalism, impartiality, and preparedness. She approaches every case with the
same dedication and tenacity as her last. One attorney commented on a recent
mediation, “Ms. Kuzemka went the extra mile for us. She knew the facts and the law, but
more importantly she was able to delicately handle the highly charged emotional aspects
of the case. I wouldn’t hesitate to use her again.”

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

ADR TRAINING

Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution – Pepperdine School of Law

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Member, State Bar of Nevada
Member, American Bar Association

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

LECTURE, TEACHINGS 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)

SPECIALTIES

  • Auto Accidents
  • Business/Commercial
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discovery Referee
  • Employment
  • Insurance
  • Lemon Law
  • Motorcycle Cases
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate
  • Wrongful Death

LICENSES

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

EDUCATION

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

At ARM we not only want to provide you with your resolution roadmap, but we also strive to be your last stop in often long and protracted litigation.