Kirsten Soto’s practice on insurance coverage disputes. She advises primary and excess insurers on coverage issues under general and professional liability policies, commercial auto policies, commercial property policies, and homeowners’ policies. Ms. Soto has represented insurers and corporate policyholders in a variety of coverage litigation before federal and state courts nationwide. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Soto litigated a variety of complex commercial and insurance coverage disputes, wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury matters, and nationwide product liability class actions.
Ms. Soto earned a B.A. in International Relations, Latin America from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia in 2003. She graduated cum laude from American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. in 2012. During law school Ms. Soto was appointed as an executive board member and the senior symposia editor for the Administrative Law Review. She also served as a student attorney in the general practice clinical program, representing low-income clients in matters before Maryland courts.
Ms. Soto is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia. She also is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas, as well as the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Soto is a member of the State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section, the Dallas Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
She has been involved extensively with the American Bar Association Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section since she was a law student. Ms. Soto has served on the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion, the Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee, and the Business Litigation Committee. She is a past co-chair of the Standing Committee on Outreach to Law Students, and the chair-elect of the Automobile Litigation Committee.
Publications and Speaking Engagements
Automobile Liability Claims, in RESOLVING INSURANCE CLAIM DISPUTES BEFORE TRIAL (Co-Author) (Am. Bar Ass’n, expected Fall 2018)
A New Lawyer's Guide to Hiring Your First Expert, ABA/TIPS >Automobile Litigation Committee Newsletter (Spring 2015)
Show Your Work! - The Ninth Circuit Affirms That Courts Must Explain the Math Behind the Calculation of Attorneys' Fees, JD Supra (Co-Author) (Dec. 23, 2013)
A Citizen's Guide to Influencing Agency Action, Administrative Law Review Public Resources (Co-Author) (May 2, 2011)
FMCSA Institutes Texting Ban For Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers, ABA/TIPS Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee Newsletter (Summer 2010)