Kristie Abel joined Cozen O’Connor’s Philadelphia office in September 2011 as an associate in the Global Insurance Department. Kristie focuses her practice on complex insurance coverage litigation and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, she participated in the Cozen O’Connor Summer Associate Program.
Kristie earned her law degree, cum laude, from the American University, Washington College of Law, where she served as articles editor of the American University Law Review and as a Dean’s Fellow for the Legal Writing Department. During law school, Kristie served as judicial intern to the Honorable Reggie Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable Judith Retchin of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. She earned her undergraduate degree from La Salle University.
Prior to attending law school, Kristie was a legislative assistant to the Honorable Christopher H. Smith of the U.S. House of Representatives and worked at a government relations firm where she represented nonprofit groups before the U.S. Congress and various federal agencies.
Kristie currently serves as a child advocate who represents abused and neglected children in Philadelphia through the Support Center for Child Advocates. She was named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania's Pro Bono Honor Roll in 2013.