Kristen K. Barton joined the sexual assault team at Estey & Bomberger in 2019. Kristen first is passionate about advocating for and helping those who have been harmed. Before coming to Estey & Bomberger, Kristen represented thousands of individuals across the country who had been injured as the result of a pharmaceutical drug, medical device, or wildfire. She is now excited for the opportunity to help sexual assault survivors hold corporations and institutional wrongdoers accountable.
Kristen has been selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for four consecutive years, 2017-2020. Selection to Rising Stars is limited to the top 2.5% of attorneys in San Diego. Kristen has also been included in the National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 for two consecutive years, 2019-2020.
Kristen graduated in 2008 from the University of California Santa Cruz where she majored in Politics with an emphasis in International Politics. After graduation, Kristen stayed in Northern California, where she lived and worked in San Francisco while attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Merchandise Marketing but her interests and passions motivated her to pursue a career in the law. She attended law school at California Western School of Law and where she received the academic achievement award in her professional responsibility and legal skills class and was a member of the Dean’s List.
Born and raised in San Diego, Kristen loves getting outside, and heading to the beach, or the mountains to go hiking or snowboarding. In her free time, Kristen also enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her two nieces.