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Kristen Lee FrizzellKerns

also known as Kristen Frizzell Kerns, Kristen Kerns

About Me

I love living and practicing law in Sonoma County! I have been practicing law since 2002. I grew up in Novato, CA and attended Santa Rosa J.C. then transferred to Arizona State University studying English and Political Science for upper division and then staying for law school, but I always knew I would return to the Bay Area after law school.
I enjoy all aspects of litigation, but my favorite part of practicing law is the research and writing, especially in the appellate arena.

I enjoy exploring Sonoma County and Northern California with my husband Steve. I love traveling near and far when I can, (trying to get at least a few days of Snowboarding in each season), but also enjoy weekends at home with movies or a good book.


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Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 25%
  2. Business: 25%
  3. Real Estate: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 15%
  5. Appeals: 10%



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Thomas P Kelly III

    I endorse this lawyer. Kristen is an excellent attorney both in and out of the courtroom. She can not only present a case effectively at trial, but also has a comprehensive legal research and writing skill set which includes appeals. This combination of skills makes her highly effective, and she does a great job for her clients.


    Thomas Kelly Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Susan Elizabeth Barrett

    I have known Kristen for many years. She is extremely intelligent, very sharp, and respectful of clients, other attorneys, and the court. I have total confidence in her, and she always takes wonderful care of the people I send to her.


    Susan Barrett Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Borba Frizzell Kerns, P.C.

50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 201
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
40 Under 40 Ones to WatchNorthbay Business Journal2013
Rising StarNorthern California Super Lawyers2012
Pro Bono Service AwardSonoma County Bar Association2010
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBorba Frizzell Kerns, P.C.2011 - Present
ProfessorEmpire College Of Law2007 - Present
Associate AttorneyMcMillan Shureen, LLP2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyHinton, Cochran, Borba, LLP2003 - 2008
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Habitat for Humanity Sonoma CountyBoard Member2015 - Present
Sonoma County Legal Services FoundationBoard Member2012 - Present
Sonoma County Bar AssociationBoard Member2005 - 2010
Sonoma County Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Arizona State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Arizona State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Santa Rosa Junior CollegeN/AA.A1994