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Kirsten Soto
Associate
Phone: (214) 658-1912
Fax: (214) 658-1919
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Assistant: Debbie Allen
Phone: 214-658-1910
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Overview

Kirsten Soto is an associate with experience representing Fortune 500 companies, as well as individual and class action plaintiffs in complex disputes. Kirsten began her legal career as an attorney at a boutique firm litigating multi-million dollar insurance coverage lawsuits. Prior to becoming an attorney, Kirsten worked with a consulting firm investigating commercial motor vehicle crashes throughout the country. Her inquisitive nature and creative problem-solving skills help her to provide guidance to clients and offer innovative solutions to legal problems.

A lifelong horsewoman, Kirsten has always enjoyed outdoor activities. She began training as a runner after graduating law school, and completed her first marathon in 2016. Kirsten takes pride in applying the same tenacity and determination required to complete marathon races to helping her clients reach their goals.

Representative Experience

Kirsten represents freight and household-goods motor carriers, commercial properties, other business entities, and individual plaintiffs in contract, property loss/damage, personal injury, and employment matters before state and federal courts.

Professional Activities

  • Chair-Elect and Former Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Automotive Litigation Committee, 2009-Present
  • Member and Newsletter Co-Editor, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Diversity Committee, 2009-Present
  • Member, Former Co-Chair & Former Newsletter Editor, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Standing Committee on Outreach to Law Students, 2009-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, 2009-2015
  • Member, American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section Business Litigation Committee, 2016-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Insurance Coverage Litigation, 2016-Present
  • Executive Board Member & Senior Symposia Editor, Administrative Law Review, 2010-2011 

‚ÄčPublications and Speaking Engagements

  • A New Lawyer's Guide to Hiring Your First Expert, ABA/TIPS Automobile Litigation Committee Newsletter (Spring 2015)
  • Show Your Work! - The Ninth Circuit Affirms That Courts Must Explain the Math Behind the Calculation of Attorneys' Fees, JD Supra (Co-Author) (Dec. 23, 2013)
  • A Citizen's Guide to Influencing Agency Action, Administrative Law Review Public Resources (Co-Author) (May 2, 2011)
  • FMCSA Institutes Texting Ban For Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers, ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter (Summer 2010)
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Practices


Education

-American University Washington College of Law, J.D. 2012, cum laude

-The College of William & Mary, B.A. in International Relations 2003

Bar Admissions

-Texas, 2014

-District of Columbia, 2014

-Virginia, 2012

-New Jersey, 2012

-United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas

-United States District Court for the District of New Jersey