Kristi Kingston owns and operates the Employee & Labor Law Group of Kansas City, LLC and is a 1997 graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Kansas. Her current practice emphasizes plaintiffs employment discrimination litigation, including sex, age, race, disability, religion, and national origin discrimination and retaliation cases. She also represents clients in wrongful discharge, Equal Pay Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, wage and hour, and personal injury cases.
Kristi is a frequent speaker at legal seminars on employment law, and she has successfully litigated numerous employment cases in federal and state court, including obtaining a 2.5 million verdict in 2014 for her client in a sexual harassment case. She has been recognized the past twelve years (2008-2019) as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyer in the field of labor and employment law, a designation given by Super Lawyers Magazine to only 5% of lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. From 2015-2019, Kristi has been identified by Super Lawyers Magazine as one of the top 50 female lawyers in Missouri and Kansas. In 2016, Super Lawyers Magazine also recognized Kristi as one of the top 100 lawyers in the states of Missouri and Kansas and one of the top 50 lawyers in Kansas City, Missouri. Kristi has also been recognized as one of the “Best of the Bar” by the Kansas City Business Journal in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2016. Kristi is also recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV Preeminent rated attorney.
In addition to her employment practice, Kristi has been and continues to be involved in a number of civic organizations. She is a Past President of the Eighth Circuit National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), a past President of the Kansas City Chapter of NELA, a past President of the Foundation of the Lawyers Association of Kansas City (LAKC), and a past President of LAKC’s Board of Directors. Kristi served as the Eighth Circuit representative to NELA’s Affiliate Relations Committee from 2012 to 2018. She is also a past Chair of the Board of Directors for Coro Kansas City, a non-profit leadership development program. Kristi is a member of NELA, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, and a member and past Board member of the Association of Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City.