Kristen Komander works in the firm’s family law practice group where she represents clients in family law matters, including divorce and custody issues, protective orders, adoptions and guardianships.
Kristen began her career in New York City in 2015 as an Assistant District Attorney at the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office. In this role, she prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanors and felony criminal cases ranging from DUIs to violent crimes. In 2018, she left New York and moved to Arkansas where she took a position at Legal Aid of Arkansas. While at Legal Aid, she represented clients in a variety of family law matters such as divorce, custody and paternity disputes, guardianships, and orders of protection. She has presented to many community organizations on family law issues as well as domestic violence and crime victims’ rights.
Prior to attending law school, Kristen graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Bachelor of Science and Arts in Agricultural Communications. In 2015, Kristen received her Juris Doctor from the City University of New York School of Law. While in law school, she worked in the family law clinic assisting immigrant survivors of domestic violence file VAWA petitions, as well as served as President of the Courtroom Advocates Project. She also worked as a judicial law clerk at the Queens County Supreme Court and as a legal advocacy intern at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
Kristen is licensed to practice law in both Arkansas and New York. Outside of the office, she is an active member of both the Washington County and Benton County Bar Associations and serves on the Board of the Family Network, a nonprofit organization that provides support to families in need in Northwest Arkansas.
Originally from Atlanta, Kristen moved to Fayetteville in 2018 after six years of living in New York City and six months backpacking around the world with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in the Ozarks, biking around Fayetteville, and exploring Northwest Arkansas with her husband and son.