Kristen A. Petagna

New Jersey

Kristen Petagna is an associate in the Litigation Department. Kristen’s practice focuses on commercial litigation in both federal and state courts, including class action defense, product liability defense, employment matters, breach of contract/warranty claims, consumer fraud matters, environmental matters, and white collar defense. Kristen has extensive experience researching and drafting legal memorandums and dispositive motions across various areas of litigation.

As a law school student, Kristen researched and wrote memoranda and briefs across a range of legal matters, including employment discrimination, consumer fraud, landlord/tenant disputes, breach of contract, and class certification. She also attended mediation and drafted motions, complaints, discovery, and deposition summaries.

Professional Highlights

Pro Bono Experience

During law school, Kristen worked with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Pro Bono Project, which provides free assistance to individuals who require help in preparing their tax returns.

Judicial Clerkships

Hon. Noel L. Hillman, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2020-2021

Judicial Externships

Hon. Robert B. Kugler, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, January 2019 - April 2019

Recognition & Accomplishments

Legal 500, Dispute resolution - Product liability, mass tort and class action - automotive/transport - defense, 2022



Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law-Camden (J.D., summa cum laude, 2019)
Executive Editor, Rutgers University Law Review
Member, Order of the Coif
Recipient, Pro Bono Public Award for Exceptional Service
Participant and Co-Chair, Hunter Appellate Advocacy Program

University of Scranton (B.A., summa cum laude, 2016)


New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey

U.S. District Court for the District of Pennsylvania