Attorney Kristy L. Peters Approach to Legal Problems is Practical, Zealous & Creative. She Assist Her Clients in Navigating All Types of Labor & Employment Matters Arising Under Federal & State Laws.

a64925d6705689dbfeac6e800f3e5531.jpgKristy litigates matters in both federal and state court, including wrongful termination claims, discrimination and harassment claims, and trade secrets and unfair competition claims. She regularly appears in front of the EEOC in the investigation, mediation, and conciliation process. Kristy also drafts employment agreements and restrictive covenants, drafts employer policies and handbooks, conducts employee training and advises on workplace issues.

Q: Can you share with our audience, the types of law you specialize in?
KP:
I practice employment law and represent employers of all sizes in handling issues involving employees. This includes developing policies, procedures, and employment contracts, advising on day-to-day issues and questions, and representing the employer in legal claims raised by employees.

Q: What aspects of the daily job of being a lawyer interest you the most?
KP:
I love that I see new issues every day and this area of law is always changing. A lot of interesting (and sometimes shocking) things happen in the workplace that I get to hear about and offer advice.

Q: What types of cases do you handle?
KP:
I handle all types of cases involving employees, including representing employers in agency charges (such as claims to the EEOC, NLRB, and OSHA), representing employers in litigation (such as wrongful termination, restrictive covenant violations), and general advice, policy drafting, and contract drafting.

Q: What is your approach or philosophy to winning or representing a case?
KP:
My approach differs depending on the goal of the client. I have early case assessment calls with the client to understand the client’s goals and to evaluate the merits of the case. My approach for the case will be tailored based on the client’s needs and goals.

Q: If we interviewed all your past clients … what is “one” common word that comes up when they describe working with your law firm?  
KP:
Responsive

Q: What are the best practices you have employed to build a successful career? 
KP:
My best practices are to respond to client questions quickly because often my clients need to take immediate action. I also make sure to keep my clients regularly informed of the status of cases and to inform them of updates to the law that may impact their business.

Q: What’s one lesson you’ve learned in your career that you can share with our audience?
KP:
You are your own best advocate.

Q: What are some of the challenges you feel women face today?
KP:
Women take on a lot of roles in the workplace that are not often financially rewarded, such as mentoring and social organizing. Women need to make sure that they are being valued for their contributions to the workplace.

Q: What advice would you give to young women who want to succeed in the workplace?
KP:
Remember that your career is long, and advancements occasionally take time. Take steps early on that will help you get into the position you would like to be in 5 or 10 years down the road. 

Q: After high school, where did you feel your career path would take you?  
KP:
I always knew that I was interested in law school and would become a lawyer. I thought I would go into real estate law but fell into employment law at my first firm and loved it.

Q: Can you tell us how you manage your work life balance?
KP:
I try to plan out my day based on deadlines and sometimes get faster things done first just so I can check some things off of my to-do list.

Nine Things About Attorney Kristy Peters 

1. What's your favorite family tradition? 
Polar Bear Club (Phoenix Edition) which is jumping in the cold pool on New Years Day

2. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time? 
Brunch with friends

3. Who is the most fascinating person you’ve ever met? 
Sandra Day O’Connor

4. What was the last book you really got into? 
Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell

5. What’s your favorite international food? 
Vietnamese

6. Are you a morning person or a night owl? 
Night Owl

7. Tell me about the best vacation you’ve ever taken. 
I took a motorcycle trip through the Central Highlands of Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh trail. It was way off the beaten path and an incredible experience. 

8. What is your favorite game or sport to watch and play? 
Basketball. I love playing and watching, especially the Wisconsin Badgers and Phoenix Suns and Mercury. 

9. Would you rather cook or order in? 
Order in

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