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Kristen F. Barnhart is an associate in the Seattle office of Scheer, Holt, Woods & Scisciani LLP. Ms. Barnhart focuses her practice on a variety of complex civil litigation, including the defense of businesses and individuals against construction defects, products liability, premises liability, and personal injury lawsuits. Prior to joining Scheer, Holt, Woods & Scisciani LLP, Ms. Barnhart worked for various downtown Seattle litigation firms beginning in 2007, where she obtained a background in corporate law, estate planning, and employment law.
Ms. Barnhart received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington, followed by her Juris Doctor from the University of Idaho College of Law. In law school, Ms. Barnhart received an award for oral advocacy and was a member of the trial team, competing against top law schools from around the country. Ms. Barnhart also externed for the Honorable N. Randy Smith at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Washington State Bar Association
King County Bar Association
In her free time, Ms. Barnhart volunteers for the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinic and enjoys spending time outdoors on Whidbey Island.
U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
University of Idaho College of Law (J.D.)
University of Washington (B.A.) Political Science