Kristen L. Wenger is a Partner in the Litigation Practice of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP.
Kristen L. Wenger has experience in class actions and complex commercial litigation involving insurance matters, deceptive business practices and consumer fraud. Some of her representative areas of practice include defense of class actions on behalf of insurers, business entities, and management for alleged improper business practices.
Ms. Wenger is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, the Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association.
Ms. Wenger received her B.A. from the University of Georgia in 2006, where she studied abroad in Beijing and Shanghai, China. She earned her J.D. from the Florida State University College of Law in 2011. She is admitted to practice in Florida, the Florida State Courts, and the U.S. District Court for the Middle, Southern, and Northern Districts of Florida.
Ms. Wenger is an active member of the Florida Guardian ad Litem Program, the Junior League of Jacksonville, and the Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville, where she participates as a member of its fundraising arm, the Discovery Circle. She also is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association’s Holiday Project Committee.
Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
Ronald McDonald House of Jacksonville
Junior League of Jacksonville
Jacksonville Bar Association’s Holiday Project Committee
“Controversial FINRA Decision Invalidates Rules Against Class Action Waiver in Arbitration Agreements,” Author, March 2013.
“Supreme Court Considers Use of Purported Stipulation to Avoid Removal,”Co-Author, November 2012.
“Further Developments in Arbitration Clauses and Class Action Waivers,” Co-Author, May 2012.
“Cy Pres” Distribution of Unclaimed Class Settlements Disfavored,” Co-Author, October 2011.
“The Class Action Fairness Act: The Need for Legislative Clari cation, Rather than Judicial Interpretation,” Author, FSU Law Review, May 2011.