Kristen Sweet, Attorney At Law
A native of Southern Illinois, Kristen Sweet was raised in Carbondale, Illinois. Upon graduation, Kristen Sweet attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for her undergraduate studies. She graduated in three and a half years with a double major in political science and sociology, as well as being awarded with the honor of "distinction in sociology."
Following graduation, Kristen Sweet attended the Saint Louis University School of Law. During her first and second years of law school, Kristen Sweet volunteered her time at St. Louis City Court Appointed Special Advocates as a guardian ad litem for abused and neglected children. Kristen Sweet actively pursued her Health Law Certificate from Saint Louis University School of Law and was awarded the certificate upon graduation.
Kristen Sweet interned at the Madison County State's Attorney's office prosecuting a wide variety of criminal charges, including domestic battery, driving under the influence, misdemeanor, and traffic. During this time, Kristen Sweet gained jury trial experience in her prosecution of a domestic battery defendant. She uses the skills she developed while in this position to now represent defendants in criminal cases.
Kristen Sweet also previously represented coal miners diagnosed with coal workers pneumoconiosis in litigation against the manufacturers of respirators, as well as individuals in workers' compensation cases and individuals charged with crimes, personal injury litigation, and social security disability.
Kristen Sweet is licensed to practice in both Illinois and Missouri and is a current member of the Illinois State Bar Association.
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