BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (Jan. 5, 2017) – Barton Gilman, a leading New England civil litigation law firm, elevated Kristen M. Whittle to partner on January 1, 2017.
“Since joining us to start her legal career, Kristen has consistently delivered truly excellent legal service to our clients, and we are so fortunate to now call her our partner,” said Pam Gilman and Frank Connor, co-managing partners of Barton Gilman, in a joint statement. “Kristen has tremendous subject matter expertise in her practice areas, and has an impressive record of accomplishments for our clients. Moreover, she has made significant contributions to the legal profession and many organizations in the philanthropic community, and has been a wonderful friend and colleague to everyone at Barton Gilman.”
Whittle is an experienced civil litigator who focuses her practice on insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, employment law, and products liability litigation. She actively practices in the courts of Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. In addition to her litigation work, Whittle regularly advises employers on all aspects of the employment relationship—from hiring through separation. She devotes a significant portion of her practice to assisting clients in the nonprofit and small business communities, and she coordinates the firm’s pro bono activities with the Roger Williams University School of Law’s Pro Bono Collaborative.
Prior to joining the firm, Whittle served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. William P. Robinson, III of the Rhode Island Supreme Court. An experienced public speaker, she has conducted seminars on employment law, health care law, and emerging insurance coverage issues. Since 2013, Whittle has been a regular contributor to the Rhode Island Small Business Journal’s “Personnel Practices” article series, highlighting legal issues facing Rhode Island employers. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Women’s Bar Association and is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Counseling Center of Rhode Island.
About Barton Gilman
Barton Gilman is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Providence Business News has named the firm a 2016 Rhode Island Best Places to Work, marking the eighth time it has received the recognition in the past decade.