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Kristen L. Martini

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Kristen knows litigation. Her clients rely on her to provide insightful advice and experienced advocacy in complex commercial, antitrust, contract, fraud, and business tort lawsuits.

Kristen Martini is a trusted advisor and advocate for clients facing complex commercial, antitrust, contract, fraud, and business tort lawsuits. She represents clients in civil litigation at both the federal and state court levels and often practices in Clark County's specialty business courts.

Kristen has extensive experience successfully handling complex, high-stakes matters, ensuring clients’ needs are met with proactivity, proficiency, and a steadfast commitment to achieving the most favorable outcome. A considerable portion of her practice focuses on antitrust litigation, where she guides her clients through competition disputes, ranging from price fixing and collusion to unfair competition.

Kristen also has significant appellate law experience, having successfully handled a wide range of matters, including civil appeals, administrative appeals, and interlocutory appeals, among others. Her practice is characterized by superior representation at every stage of the appellate process, from evaluating the merits of an appeal to presenting a compelling case before the court. Her dedication to thorough research, cogent brief writing, and persuasive oral arguments ensures clients will receive the highest level of advocacy. Her appellate practice includes appearing before the Nevada Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit ‎Court of Appeals.

Prior to joining the firm, Kristen served as a judicial law clerk to Justice James Hardesty of the Nevada Supreme Court.

Personal Approach

Kristen is known for her attention to detail, industry knowledge, preparedness, and diligent communication style. Her critical thinking skills are underscored by her enthusiasm to go the extra mile for all of her clients. Competitive by nature, Kristen focuses her practice on complex commercial and antitrust litigation and truly enjoys it. Her clients admire her ability to temper a wide range of opinions and expectations while handling matters, and harmonize and coordinate with larger teams of legal professionals. Kristen’s commitment to providing proactive, strategic counsel guarantees clients always have a clear and concise view of the issues at hand and an understanding of the depth of their case, as well as the risks and rewards. Her diligence coupled with a thoughtful and tactical approach to each and every matter means she accounts for the often unaccountable and ensures there is always a course of action for her client.

Kristen has an outgoing personality and a witty sense of humor, and she integrates her natural artistic talents into every aspect of her life. When she is not in the office, Kristen revisits her years as a former professional dancer and takes dance classes. She also enjoys cooking and advancing her yoga practice, and playing basketball, swimming, and roughhousing with her two boys.

More About Kristen L. Martini


  • J.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, 2008
  • B.S., cum laude, Pre-law; Minor, Speech Communications, University of Nevada, Reno, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2010
  • Nevada, 2008

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Nevada
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Nevada Supreme Court


  • Clark County Bar Association, Member
  • Washoe County Bar Association, Member
  • Appellate Litigation Section of the Nevada State Bar, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Renown Health Network, Member, Community Advisory Board, 2016-2019

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Benchmark Litigation, Labor and Employment Star, 2020-2024
  • Women of Achievement Award, Nevada Women's Fund, 2022
  • Nevada Business Magazine, Northern Nevada's Top Ranked Attorneys
    • Top Ranked Attorneys, 2012, 2016-2018, 2020, 2022-2023
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers, Business Litigation
    • Super Lawyer, 2019-2020, 2023
    • Rising Star, 2015-2018


Clerkships and Externships

  • Nevada Supreme Court, Law Clerk, Justice James Hardesty
  • United States District Court for the District of Nevada, Extern, Judge Larry Hicks
  • Washoe County District Court, Extern, Judge Peter Breen


  • Chapter 13: General Provisions Governing Discovery
    Author, Nevada Civil Practice Manual, 01/1/2016
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