Kristina is a national trial lawyer who represents sick people against the companies that made them sick. She founded Just Well Law to help clients recover financially so that they can rebuild their health and their lives.
Kristina is used to high profile, high stakes litigation. At a national trial firm, she represented plaintiffs in bet-the-company cases like Trilogy against SAP, the Medical University of South Carolina against AstraZeneca, Ericsson against Samsung, and TiVo against Comcast. These cases resulted in over $1 billion in revenue for their clients. For TiVo, she led back-to-back trial teams of more than 20 lawyers to victories before the International Trade Commission, ultimately leading to nine-figure royalties. She was honored by her peers as a Texas Rising Star from 2015-2019.
As an Assistant US Attorney, Kristina then represented the United States in civil actions, including catastrophic personal injury. She defended Army doctors accused of medical malpractice, USPS drivers after catastrophic accidents, the Air Force in premises liability, and the VA and FAA in employment disputes.
After tragedy hit her own family, she returned to the plaintiffs’ side and founded Just Well Law to help other families in crisis. She built the personal injury firm she couldn’t find for her own family. Health and wellness require financial resources, and Kristina is relentless in pursuing the maximum recovery for her clients because she has been there too.
Kristina attended Princeton University and then Yale Law School. Committed to using the law as a tool of empowerment, she has helped people living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda find financial freedom, founded the domestic violence clinic at Yale Law School, and helped the Ministry of Justice of Liberia launch a sex crimes prosecution unit with the Carter Center. She served as a federal clerk for Nancy Gertner in the District of Massachusetts. And she teaches trial lawyers as an instructor for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.
Princeton University, the Woodrow Wilson School
Yale Law School
Western District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Southern District of New York
James Baehr is a trial lawyer and Veterans’ advocate who has spent his career fighting for servicemembers and their families. As a Marine Corps Judge Advocate General, Baehr represented over 200 servicemembers in court-martial proceedings, presentencing trials, and administrative boards. After active duty, Baehr served as a federal prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Orleans, prosecuting over 100 defendants for felony level violations in the Eastern District of Louisiana. A Major in the Reserves, Baehr deployed to Iraq for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in 2018. Thereafter, he served in the White House as a Special Assistant to the President, working as the President’s lead adviser on Veterans’ and servicemember policy, including toxic exposure benefits issues. Today, he fights for servicemembers and their families in courts around the country.
Amy is a trial litigation paralegal with 30+ years of experience working for national and international law firms, and with nationally recognized attorneys. She has worked with major companies, including Xerox, TiVo, Nokia, Bell Helicopter, and Texas Instruments. She has managed cases brought in U.S. District Courts, State District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts, U.S. International Trade Commission, and U.S. Patent and Trial Board. Throughout her career, Amy has handled complex litigation matters, managed sizeable trial teams, and attended/assisted at trials and hearings across the country.
Amy has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Central Oklahoma State University and obtained an ABA-accredited Paralegal Certificate in 1988. She is looking forward to using her skills and experience to assist Kristina, and the entire Just Well team, advocate for families who need legal support.
Pam is paralegal and co-founder of Just Well Law, PLC. She has 15 years’ experience in the legal field. Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, she has worked with national law firms that represented clients such as Microsoft, Ericsson, WiLAN and TiVo on cases resulting in multi-million-dollar verdicts and over $1 billion in collective royalties.
Pam worked closely with Kristina at McKool Smith before joining her as a co-founder of Just Well Law. After years of big firm life, Pam was ready to make a real difference for those in need.
Casey is legal assistant. She resides with her husband and three children in Tampa, Florida, where she and her family suffered exposure to toxic mold in Military Housing. It has since been her mission to help others in similar circumstances. She also spends her time advocating for special needs and ADA accommodations.
I am a fierce advocate and a creative litigator. That combination has led to victories for my clients in and out of the courtroom, ranging from $1127 to $600 million in a single case.
I've been there.
After my family was injured, I built the law firm I couldn't find. I create the client experience that I want for my own family because I have been there too.
I help you recover.
You and your loved ones are on a journey towards recovery. I understand that health requires financial resources, and I am committed to helping families get the resources they need to rebuild their lives and prepare for the future.