Krista Martin is an associate with Knapp, Petersen, & Clarke. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics at New York University where she also received the Delta Sigma Pi Scholarship Key award.
After a time working on Wall St., she moved back to her home state of California where she earned her M.A. in Psychology at Pepperdine University. She then worked in the field of psychology as a case manager for those with serious and chronic mental illness at a community mental health center and performed research for the Department of Defense and the CIA as an adjunct associate for The Rand Corporation. She also conducted neuropsychological assessments at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute and volunteered in administering social psychological experiments at UCLA’s Department of Social Psychology.
Ms. Martin went on to earn her Juris Doctorate degree in 2012 from the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder where she was the President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution student group. She also volunteered facilitating community conference circles in the University of Colorado’s (CU’s) restorative justice program. She received a six-month judicial fellowship to work with the Honorable Richard Fruin at the Los Angeles Superior Court. She was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2022 and has experience working in the areas of employment law, civil litigation and automobile accident insurance defense.