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Kristen Moran


I worked with Ashbaugh Beal as a Summer Associate in 2021 and promptly joined the firm after graduating early from the University of Washington School of Law. During law school, I had the privilege of working on complex litigation cases with different law firms, as well as working in the chambers of Chief Justice González on the Washington State Supreme Court. Working with this variety of legal minds provided me with a multi-faceted look at how to address complicated legal problems. Through my experiences I have learned to address legal issues with a creative and flexible twist. I incorporate these lessons into my work with Ashbaugh Beal.

Successful appeal and creation of new law in Washington State for the necessity defense in climate activist cases.

To view appellate supplemental brief, click here.

To view Washington State Supreme Court opinion, click here.

Insurance Recovery
Commercial Litigation

University of Washington School of Law, Juris Doctor, December 2021
– Executive Online Editor for Washington Law Review
– Hazelton Fellow for Professor Maureen Howard
– Board position on the Woman’s Law Caucus
– Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic’s Connective and Autonomous Vehicles Team
– Volunteer hours with Unemployment Law Project and Northwest Justice Project

University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a focus on finance, June 2017
– Phi Theta Kappa
– Dean’s List
– Presidential Award of Educational Excellence

Washington State, 2022

– Washington State Bar Association
– King County Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers
– Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Seattle
– National Association of Women in Construction, Puget Sound Chapter