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763.780.8500 Toll Free: 800.422.3486 info@bgs.com

200 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW, #400
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Kristin L. Kingsbury Shareholder

Kristin focuses her practice in Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Construction Law,  and Real Estate Litigation. She has represented clients in business employment matters, buy-outs and partnership disputes, business contract disputes and all manners of real estate issues. Her nearly twenty years of experience include securing a judgment in a commercial encroachment case exceeding $1.2 million, and securing a monetary sanction in excess of $600,000 in a spoliation of evidence matter before the United States District Court.  Kristin’s extensive business litigation experience helps keeps her clients out of court when possible, but when necessary, she represents their best interests in trial. 

Outside of work, Kristin enjoys playing and listening to live music, hiking, cabin time, gardening and cooking, trying to keep up with her two children and family and friends, and laughing.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Minnesota (2005)
  • Wisconsin (2011)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, (2011)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota, (2006)
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin (2010)
  • J.D., William Mitchell College of Law, 2005, cum laude
  • M.M., Colorado State University, 2000, summa cum laude
  • B.A., St. Olaf College, 1997, magna cum laude
  • Hennepin County Bar Association
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Business Networking International (BNI) (Member and President)
  • Main Street Revolution (Founder)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyer, 2017-present
  • Minnesota Rising Star, 2012-2015
  • Top Woman Attorney (2013-2016, 2020-2024)


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