Kristen Hunter Randall

Attorney

“Exceptionally thorough, attentive to detail, and committed to producing only high-quality work product”

-Attorney Kristen Hunter Randall

Along with having strong academic and professional credentials, I am proficient in legal research, analysis, and writing, and have extensive experience in serving in the judiciary. I have served as a law clerk at both the federal appellate-court and lower-court levels as well as at the state lower-court levels in both Michigan and Ohio. As a result of these diverse clerkships, I gained not only rare insight into the inner workings of each of these segments of the judiciary, but the invaluable opportunity to expand my legal knowledge and become well-versed in a wide range of legal matters—from matters of federal law to state law and from civil law to criminal law. Over my nine years of service as a law clerk, I wrote hundreds of draft opinions and orders, and believe that each one evidenced my commitment, as a matter of both professional and personal integrity, to producing only high-quality, thorough work product that reflected well on me, the judge for whom I was working, and the justice system in general.

As an attorney in private practice specializing in legal research and writing, I now apply all of the skills that I honed and all of the knowledge and experience that I obtained during my service in the judiciary for the benefit of our clients. Just as I was as a law clerk, I am exceptionally thorough, attentive to detail, and committed to producing only high-quality work product. I also strive to ensure that this work product zealously advances the interests of our clients.

Education

Central Michigan University, B.S., honors program, summa cum laude, English, 1999

Boston University School of Law, cum laude, 2003

Bar Admissions

State of Michigan, 2005
U.S.D.C.- ED MI 2005
U.S. 6th Cir. Ct. App., 2006

Practice Areas

Legal Research and Writing
Document Review

Honors & Awards

Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar (Top 10% of 3rd year class)
Paul J. Liacos Scholar (Top 25% of 2nd year class)
Professional Responsibility Dean’s Award recipient (Top student)
Employee Benefit Plans Dean’s Award recipient (Top student)

Examples of Excellence

  • Conducted legal research for, drafted various filings in, and assisted in oral-argument preparation in several cases seeking federal criminal restitution on behalf of our victim clients
  • Conducted legal research for and assisted in drafting a facilitation summary in a serious personal-injury case, which resulted in a favorable settlement for our client
  • Conducted legal research for and otherwise assisted in oral-argument preparation in a high-profile criminal appeal to the Michigan Court of Appeals, which affirmed the dismissal of certain felony charges against our client
  • Conducted legal research for, drafted various trial-court and appellate filings in, and assisted in oral-argument preparation in a novel criminal case under the Tobacco Products Tax Act
  • Handled a massive document-review project in response to a federal grand jury subpoena in a complex criminal-defense matter

Former Legal Positions

Judicial Service & Clerkships

  • 53RD District Court, Howell, MI, Attorney Magistrate/Law Clerk, April 2015 – April 2016
  • Judge Gary G. Cook, Lucas County Common Pleas Court, Toledo, OH, Staff Attorney, March 2009 – November 2015
  • Judge Paul D. Borman, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Law Clerk, September 2004 – September 2005
  • Judge Cornelia G. Kennedy, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Law Clerk, June 2003 – June 2004
  • Judge Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, Judicial Intern, June 2002 – August 2002

Awards and Accolades