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  • Education
    • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 2007
    • B.A., University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003

Kirra’s experience managing complex cases from discovery through appeal gives her an edge in litigation analysis and strategy. Conducting depositions, pre-trial advocacy, and early complex case assessment are key focuses of her practice. Her background in trial advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and risk management enable her to creatively and deftly assess and respond to client needs. She resourcefully and strategically crafts solutions and strategies that serve clients’ business goals throughout all stages of representation.

Since joining Polsinelli, Kirra’s practice has involved:

  • Toxic tort litigation
  • Products liability and warranty claims

Before joining Polsinelli, Kirra worked in legal settings that allowed her to gain valuable hands-on trial and appellate experience in a variety of complex litigation areas, from white collar enforcement, nuisance, construction defect cases to antitrust, employment, and First Amendment cases.

  • Assisted with private nuisance case from discovery through two-week jury trial, and drafted winning appellate brief that enabled consolidation of cases into three trial groups-which ultimately empowered client to achieve global resolution of claims.
  • Represented large-scale independent agro-businesses and family farmers in complex litigation involving price-fixing, environmental nuisance, and First Amendment claims with damages up to $75 million.
  • Represented a Fortune 500 retailer in a construction defect dispute affecting numerous retail locations.
  • Participated in the successful resolution of a class action seeking more than $40 million in medical monitoring damages.
  • Participated in obtaining a defense verdict at trial for a client in a personal injury case with claimed damages up to $7 million.
  • Served as case managing attorney for caseload of dozens of federal mass tort cases against manufacturer clients removed to Illinois and Missouri federal courts on the basis of federal contractor jurisdiction, taking depositions, and providing case analysis, support and strategy to client throughout life of case from removal, through discovery, to final resolution.
  • Argued discovery dispute and obtained favorable ruling on behalf of product manufacturer client in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
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Co-Author, Pet Food Processing Resource Guide
October 2020
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Food Safety Magazine
February 17, 2015
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