Kristina Southwell was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After earning her Bachelor of Arts at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, she received her JD from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington. During her law school years, she spent her time building a solid foundation of legal experience through internships with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General, the US Department of Justice, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Prior to joining GTH, Kristina clerked for Judge Bradley Maxa of the Washington Court of Appeals in Tacoma, where she performed legal research, wrote advisory memoranda, and edited drafts of judicial opinions. A natural problem solver, she now welcomes the challenge of untangling complex legal issues to find simple solutions to complicated situations in the areas of business, employment, insurance, environmental, and product-liability litigation.
When she’s not hiking and camping the wilds of Washington, Kristina enjoys sampling the excellent coffee and craft beer that are found in the more urban locales here. She’s an enthusiastic sports fan who loyally follows the Indiana University Hoosiers basketball teams, optimistically roots for the Mariners, and diplomatically supports both the Seahawks and her hometown favorites, the Philadelphia Eagles. Someday, she’d like to travel to New Zealand to marvel at the natural beauty, do some serious hiking, and pet some sheep.
Washington State Bar Association
Pierce County Lawyer, March/April 2018 issue, Tacoma-Pierce County Bar Association, "The European Union's New Data Privacy Law: A Very Different Approach".