Kristen Shapiro is a Senior Attorney with over 9 years of Workers’ Compensation litigation experience. Ms. Shapiro has experience working at both a large national Workers’ Compensation litigation firm and at a Southern California boutique law firm, prior to coming on board with MSKW, LLP. With a background in criminal law as a prosecutor for both Orange County and Ventura County, Ms. Shapiro is no stranger to the court room and has a strong background in pre-trial litigation and trial work. Ms. Shapiro received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine in Political Science with an emphasis on pre-law and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Davis. Kristen has experience handling a wide variety of Worker’s Compensation claims including death claims, life pension claims, post-termination claims, AOE/COE cases, contribution issues and liens. Her experience as a prosecutor gave her a keen eye for fraudulent claims that are unfortunately part of the Workers’ Compensation system. Ms. Shapiro's experience as a panel attorney for large national employers and retailers sharpened her understanding of the needs and expectations of her clients. She’s had tremendous success in obtaining orders dismissing cases, as well as dismissal of her clients as party defendants. She prides herself in regularly bringing files to resolution on an expedited basis, all while limiting exposure and litigation costs for her clients.
Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband Alex, their super happy, energetic, and curious daughter Savannah, and their rescue cat “W”. Both are avid travelers, having traveled to China, Spain, the Caribbean, Mexico, Fiji and a number of domestic destinations. Aside from her love for travel and animals, Kristen is also an avid reader, averaging about fifty books a year. Kristen is very family oriented after being brought up within a large extended family, with over a dozen aunts, uncles and cousins. As a classically trained singer and song writer, she understands the need for collaboration so a group can hit the perfect note. Kristen could not be more excited to lend her voice to MSKW, LLP and contribute to their passion for achieving justice, aggressive defense, fast file closures and a family minded work environment.