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Kirsten R. Allen

Attorney / Of Counsel
Salt Lake City
Licensure: ID, UT


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Kirsten is an attorney focusing her practice on representing businesses in employment-related issues, both as a litigator and an advisor. Kirsten regularly provides advice to companies on matters involving internal investigations, employee discipline and termination, policies and procedures, wage and hour compliance and disputes, severance and restrictive covenants, and trade secret protections.

Moreover, Kirsten has significant experience successfully defending clients in employment litigation alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Kirsten regularly represents clients before state and federal courts and administrative bodies. She is licensed to practice in Utah and Idaho and has appeared in numerous courts and administrative tribunals across the country.

Kirsten currently serves on the Board of the Salt Lake County Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Pocatello Free Clinic, volunteers as a ski patroller and first responder, and enjoys recreating in the great outdoors.

Professional History

Admitted to practice before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2022

Admitted to the Idaho State Bar, 2020

Admitted to Utah State Bar and U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 2014


Juris Doctor, S.J. Quinney College of Law, High Honors, University of Utah, 2014

Bachelor of Arts, History and International Studies, Magna Cum Laude, Minor in Spanish, University of Utah, 2011

Community Service

Board Member, Salt Lake County Bar Association

Executive Committee, Young Lawyers Division of the Utah State Bar

Board of Directors, Pocatello Free Clinic

Ski Patroller and First Responder, Pebble Creek Ski Area

Wills for Heroes

Tuesday Night Bar

Teacher, English as a Second Language, English Skills Learning Center

Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

Publications & Presentations

Presentation: Pandemic Workplace Policies for Education Law, EDUCATION LAW SECTION, UTAH STATE BAR (November 2021)

Presentation: Pandemic Workplace Policies, FABIAN VANCOTT BREAKFAST BRIEFING (Oct 2021)


Publication, Coauthor, Feed-in Tariffs in Turmoil, 116 W. VA. L. REV. 937 (2014)

Publication, The Denver and Rio Grande Depot: 1910-2010, 78.3 UTAH HISTORICAL QUARTERLY 218 (2010)

Presentation, “A Young Historian’s Encounter with the Denver and Rio Grande Depot.” Utah State Annual History Conference (2010)

Recognition and Awards

Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch – 2021