Kristen Laughridge Gale

Kristen Laughridge Gale

Kristen Laughridge Gale

Ms. Gale counsels clients on compliance issues as well as real estate transactions. She has broad experience in litigation and enforcement-related issues, including private cost recovery, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, underground storage tanks, CERCLA, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.

Prior to joining Nijman Franzetti, Kristen Gale was an Assistant Attorney General in the Environmental Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, where she represented the State of Illinois in environmental enforcement matters. She began her career as a consultant for a national environmental consulting firm, where she performed environmental due diligence inspections and conducted litigation support for various environmental actions.

Honors and Recognition

  • Chambers & Partners
  • Business Today, Top 10 Trailblazing Illinois Environmental Litigation Lawyers to Watch in 2023
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer
  • Illinois Emerging Lawyer

Professional and Community Service

Former Chair Vice-Chair, and Legislative Liaison of the Chicago Bar Association, Environmental Law Committee

Kristen Laughridge Gale

University of Illinois, J.D., cum laude, 2004

University of California at Berkeley, B.S. Molecular Environmental Biology, 1999

Bar & Court Admissions

Illinois Bar

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Member of the Trial Bar

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

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