Kirsten is an associate with Esbrook P.C. Prior to joining the firm, Kirsten worked at a litigation boutique in Chicago and served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Andrew M. Edison of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Having worked in the journalism and publishing industries, Kirsten understands the importance of compelling writing. As a practicing attorney, Kirsten is committed to excellence in legal writing and regularly presents at legal writing conferences across the country.

Kirsten graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center, where she served as the Chief Articles Editor for the Houston Law Review. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a major in journalism.

Outside of work, Kirsten regularly volunteers with the West Suburban Humane Society. She enjoys CrossFit, reading, and spending time with her spouse and rescue dog, Oskee.

Professional Awards
  • Recipient of Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, awarded by the Judge John R. Brown Scholarship Foundation
  • The Impact of Foresight: Reframing Discriminatory Intent to Properly Remedy Environmental Racism, 59 Hous. Law Rev. 1231 (2022)
  • Greenhouse Gas Removal, Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law (2022)