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Kristin M. Kaminski is admitted to practice in California, Nevada and Wisconsin and focuses her practice on estate planning and administration. Prior to moving to California in 2014, Kristin gained experience with Northern Nevada's premier estate planning law firm, Anderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd., where she counseled clients on trust and estate administration and post-mortem planning. Her compassionate disposition coupled with her comprehension of estate and trust administration provides clients experiencing the loss of a loved one with comfort and relief.

Kristin earned her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she received Dean’s List honors and admittance into the Law School’s Pro Bono Honors Society. While in law school, Kristin successfully represented claimants in contested unemployment insurance hearings before administrative law judges. She also gained experience interning with the U.S. Navy JAG Corps at Pearl Harbor, Hawai’i, and a took semester of classes at the University of Hawai’i William S. Richardson School of Law. Kristin earned her Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Business and Management from Alverno College, a top-ranked Catholic women’s college, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is currently obtaining her Master of Laws degree in Estate Planning. 

Outside of the office, Kristin is an active member of her church and enjoys exploring Northern California. She resides in Fair Oaks with her husband Jack, and Mango, their African sulcata tortoise.


Practice areas


  1. Probate: 49%
    4 years
  2. Estate Planning: 49%
    4 years
  3. Business: 2%
    1 year


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeb Umphred Burton

    Kristin is a dillengent, thorough and dedicated attorney to her clients.


    Jeb Burton Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

  • John Stephen Knowlton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Knowlton Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

The Goralka Law Firm

4470 Duckhorn Drive
Sacramento, CA, 95834


NVAttorney Active201111/10/2015
WIGood Standing201003/27/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Pro Bono Honor SocietyMarquette University2010
Dean's ListMarquette University2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyThe Goralka Law Firm2015 - Present
Associate AttorneyThe Burton Law Firm2014 - 2015
Associate AttorneyAnderson, Dorn & Rader, Ltd.2011 - 2014
Legal InternUnited States Navy JAG Corps - Pearl Harbor, Hawaii2009 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fair Oaks RotaryMember2015 - Present
Sacramento Estate Planning CouncilMember2014 - Present
South Placer Estate Planning CouncilMember2014 - Present
American Academy of Estate Planning AttorneysMember2011 - 2014
Wealth CounselMember2011 - Present
Washoe County Bar AssociationMember2011 - 2014
Publication nameTitleDate
Prime Lifestyle MagazinePlanning Your Estate After The American Taxpayer Relief Act2015
Burton BulletinTrust Decanting: A Nod to Nevada2014
Burton BulletinFulfill Your Philanthropic Goals Through a Donor- Advised Fund2014
Washoe County Sheriff's Office ReportMy Loved One is Incapacitated. Now What? Managing the Property of an Incapacitated Individual.2014
ABA's Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Committee NewsletterFederal Arbitration Act Contains Exclusive Grounds For Vacating and Modifying Arbitration Awards in Federal Court2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Marquette UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoEstate PlanningLL.M - Master of LawsN/A
University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of LawN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women to WomenInterviewed as part of a series on women making a difference in their communities and in the region.2014