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  • Kristen Stedman
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Introduction

Kristen Stedman is a thoughtful decision maker, with an iron resolve to accomplish any goal she elects to pursue. Kristen was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. She moved to Peoria, IL to attend Bradley University, a school she selected sight unseen. During college, she interned at Caterpillar's Mapleton, IL foundry, where the iron castings are poured for various Caterpillar engine blocks, and competed on the Women's Golf team. After Peoria, Kristen moved to Beaverton, OR, without ever having visited the Portland area, to work for a local athletic footwear and apparel company. When Kristen decided to change her career path, she attended law school as an evening student, while maintaining her full-time job.

Growing up, Kristen was very close with her grandmother. Kristen's grandmother introduced her to tennis, a sport Kristen now plays religiously, and also suggested that Kristen someday become an attorney. Kristen still enjoys cooking some of her grandmother's famous recipes including banana walnut cake with butterscotch frosting and lamb curry. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys taking her dog, Penelope, swimming, spending time with friends and family, has competed in a few sprint triathlons the last few years, and can put together a decent game of backgammon.

Practice &  Experience
  • Kristen joined Bodyfelt Mount LLP as an associate in 2013. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney at another Portland law firm where she practiced commercial litigation. During law school, Kristen clerked with the Office of General Counsel at Portland State University and the general practice law firm that she later joined as an attorney. She also earned several honors and awards, including the Dean’s Scholarship (2008-2012), Terry Wilson Memorial Scholarship (2011), Thomas Tongue III Scholarship (2010), and Legal Writing Honors (2008).
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Introduction

Kristen Stedman is a thoughtful decision maker, with an iron resolve to accomplish any goal she elects to pursue. Kristen was born and raised in the Bay Area, California. She moved to Peoria, IL to attend Bradley University, a school she selected sight unseen. During college, she interned at Caterpillar's Mapleton, IL foundry, where the iron castings are poured for various Caterpillar engine blocks, and competed on the Women's Golf team. After Peoria, Kristen moved to Beaverton, OR, without ever having visited the Portland area, to work for a local athletic footwear and apparel company. When Kristen decided to change her career path, she attended law school as an evening student, while maintaining her full-time job.

Growing up, Kristen was very close with her grandmother. Kristen's grandmother introduced her to tennis, a sport Kristen now plays religiously, and also suggested that Kristen someday become an attorney. Kristen still enjoys cooking some of her grandmother's famous recipes including banana walnut cake with butterscotch frosting and lamb curry. In her spare time, Kristen enjoys taking her dog, Penelope, swimming, spending time with friends and family, has competed in a few sprint triathlons the last few years, and can put together a decent game of backgammon.

Practice &  Experience
  • Kristen joined Bodyfelt Mount LLP as an associate in 2013. She previously worked as a Staff Attorney at another Portland law firm where she practiced commercial litigation. During law school, Kristen clerked with the Office of General Counsel at Portland State University and the general practice law firm that she later joined as an attorney. She also earned several honors and awards, including the Dean’s Scholarship (2008-2012), Terry Wilson Memorial Scholarship (2011), Thomas Tongue III Scholarship (2010), and Legal Writing Honors (2008).
Admitted to Practice
  • Oregon
Education
  • J.D. and Business Law Certificate, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, 2012
    B.S. (Business Marketing), Bradley University, 2003

Professional & Community Activities

  • Oregon Association of Defense Counsel
    Oregon Women Lawyers
    American Bar Association
    Multnomah Bar Association