Kristin Arnett has an undergraduate degree in General Business/Pre-Law from Michigan State University. Kris obtained her J.D. from West Virginia University, College of Law in 2002 before returning to Michigan to begin her legal career. She was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 2002 and is admitted to appear before all Michigan state and federal courts. Kris provides legal services in the areas of mediation, conflict resolution, Family law including pre-nuptial agreements, custody, divorce, post judgment enforcement and post judgment modifications; estate planning, probate and trust administration, probate and trust litigation.
Prior to joining Newburg Law, PLLC, Kris practiced at The Hubbard Law Firm, P.C., Foster Zack Little Pasteur & Manning, P.C. (f/k/a Foster Zack & Lowe, P.C.), and The Gallagher Law Firm, P.C.
Kris sits on the board for Fenner Nature Conservancy and is active in the Okemos School District as a school representative to the District’s Parent Teacher Council. Kris is married, resides in Mason and has two children attending school in Okemos. She is a Past President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan ("WLAM"), and has been involved in a number of WLAM's state-wide events focused heavily on leadership and networking. She is also a Past President of the Young Lawyers Section of the Ingham County Bar Association, which focuses primarily on charity events including events benefiting the Special Olympics, Toys for Tots, and Horn of Plenty.
Kris is a proponent of Mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution as a means of resolving issues between parties. She believes that when parties are given more control over the outcome, the parties feel a sense of ownership over the terms of the order and are therefore more likely to follow through on their respective obligations.