Car Accident Attorney
Kristin is a full-time attorney with the William Mattar Law Offices, practicing out of the firm’s Syracuse, New York office. Kristin is admitted to practice law in both New York (2009) and New Jersey (2008). She brings to her clients more than twelve years of practice experience. Kristin is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law and teaches in the law school’s JD Residential and JD Interactive programs. She is an attorney member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the Onondaga County Bar Association.
Kristin graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law in 2008. There, she served as Managing Editor of the Syracuse Law Review from 2007 to 2008 and served as a Teaching Assistant for the Legal Communications and Research department from 2007-2008. While in law school, she also clerked for the Honorable David N. Hurd of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York and interned at the U.S. District Attorney’s Office in Rochester, New York. Kristin received her undergraduate degree, B.A., magna cum laude, from Villanova University in 2002.
To date, Kristin has authored and co-authored a few works in her law career, namely: Tax Benefits for Education, featured in The Tax Adviser, 464-470, July 2010, co-authored with John D. Zook, CPA/PFS, MBA; U.S. Perspectives on E-Commerce Transactions, Int’l Sales: Newsl. Int’l Bar Ass’n Legal Practice Division (Int’l Bar Ass’n, London, UK), Sept. 2009, at 10-12, co-authored with Robert S. Bernstein, Esq.; and A Not-So-Crummey Way to Avoid Taxes: A Congressional Call for Action to Facilitate the Annual Exclusion and Present Interest Requirement, 58 Syracuse L. Rev. 583, 583-611 (2008); Review and Comment, Trusts and Estates Magazine, by Weil Gotshal, February 2009; Reprinted, The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles, August 2008.
Born and raised in Moorestown, New Jersey, Kristin presently resides in Syracuse, New York. She pursued a law career because she takes interest in legal strategy and efficient resolutions. She is acutely aware of the human element to personal injury matters and strives to bring compassion to the clients she serves. As a law professor, Kristin emphasizes ethics and professional persona to the students she teaches. In addition, Kristin is frequently involved in community affairs, and most significantly, served for several years as a Board Member and Officer for Meals-On-Wheels, a local organization providing meals for the elderly. When not serving her clients or community, Kristin enjoys fitness, piano, and entertaining family and friends.
- Villanova University (B.A.), magna cum laude 2002
- Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.), cum laude 2008
- New York State, 2009
- New Jersey State, 2008
Professional Associations & Memberships
- American Bar Association
- New York State Bar Association
- New Jersey State Bar Association
- Onondaga County Bar Association
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Western New York Chapter)
- Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law