Kristine is the head of the Winston-Salem office with experience involving every aspect of the employment relationship. She has been involved in complex litigation involving class action issues, the FLSA, all aspects of Title VII, retaliatory discharge, and state law claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, infliction of emotional distress, and covenants not to compete. In addition to her employment litigation practice, she has significant experience in the area of affirmative action compliance including affirmative action plan training, preparation, and compliance review defense at the desk audit and on-site stages. Before joining Constangy, Kristine was an Assistant Attorney General, Appellate Division, for the State of West Virginia.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Chambers USA Guide® (2024)
  • Recognized as a "Leader in the Law" by North Carolina Lawyers Weekly (2024)
  • Selected as one of the Triad Business Journal's "Outstanding Women in Business" (2024)
  • 40 Business Leaders Under 40, Piedmont Triad (2011)
  • Chambers USA Guide® Up and Coming (2017-2018)
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law – Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment (2022-2024)
  • Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for Litigation - Labor and Employment, Triad for The Best Lawyers in America® (2023)
  • Legal Elite, Business North Carolina 
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished® 
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers® (2017-2024)
  • Rising Star, North Carolina Super Lawyers® (2010-2013)
  • YWCA Women of Vision (2009)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • Forsyth County Bar Association
  • Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association, President (2004-2005)
    • Secretary-Treasurer (2003-2004)

About Me

In her free time, Kristine enjoys playing tennis, watching movies and travel.

News & Analysis

Client Presentations & Firm Publications

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • "Textual Harassment: Has Technology Opened Employers Up To More Claims?" Business North Carolina, Summer 2010
  • "New FMLA Rules Answer and Create Questions" Law Journal, 2008
  • "I'm a Federal Contractor -- Same Old, Same Old? The OFCCP's Year in Review and the Year to Come" The Job Description, Winter 2005 

Blogs, Videos & Podcasts

Blog Posts

  • “There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”  
  • John F. Kennedy

Practice Emphasis

  • Defense of employment litigation, including class claims
  • Affirmative Action planning, compliance, and audit defense


T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond

  • J.D., 1998
  • ABA/BNA Award for Outstanding Graduate in the Area of Labor and Employment Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in the area of Employment Discrimination

University of Virginia

  • B.A., Government; minor in Economics, 1995 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1999
  • West Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • State Courts of North Carolina
  • State Court of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
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