- J.D., Gonzaga University School of Law, summa cum laude; (Class Rank No. 1)
- B.S., Washington State University
- US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- New York
Kristopher, an associate in Kutak Rock LLP’s Spokane office, is a member of the litigation practice group and focuses his practice on intellectual property, commercial, and appellate litigation. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of matters, including patent, copyright, trademark, breach of contract, securities, antitrust, employment, and class action cases.
Previously, Kristopher worked at a large, international law firm in New York, handling complex litigation matters, frequently with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line. While in this role, Kristopher pursued his passion for appellate advocacy by serving as a teaching assistant to Jay P. Lefkowitz and the Honorable Steven Menashi of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for their Columbia Law School course on U.S. Supreme Court advocacy.
Prior to entering private practice, Kristopher clerked for the Honorable K. Nicole Mitchell in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and for the Honorable N. Randy Smith in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Kristopher received his J.D. from Gonzaga University School of Law, where he graduated first in his class, served both as Executive Editor of the Gonzaga Journal of International Law and as President of the Gonzaga Intellectual Property Law Association, competed in the Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, and earned 9 CALI Excellence for the Future Awards.