|KS||Authorized to practice law||2010||08/03/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Certificate||Platt and Associates, Lance A. Platt, Ph.D.||2012|
|Valparaiso University Law Review||Valparaiso University School of Law||2009|
|City Prosecutor||City of Junction City||2012 - Present|
|Associate||Addair Thurston, Chtd||2010 - 2012|
|Legal Extern||United States Attorney's Office - Northern District of Indiana||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Extern||Department of Justice - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives||2008 - 2008|
|Legal Extern||Porter County Prosecutor's Office||2007 - 2007|
|Law Clerk||Hoeppner, Wagner,& Evans||2007 - 2007|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Riley County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Geary County Bar Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Missouri Bar||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Phi Alpha Delta||N/A||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2011 - 2012|
|Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2010 - 2012|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2006 - 2010|
|Valparaiso University Law Review||Protecting the Playgrounds of the Twenty-First Century: Analyzing Computer & Internet Restrictions for Internet Sex Offenders||2009|
|Valparaiso University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Kansas Wesleyan University||Criminal Justice & Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2006|
Posted by Scott
Poor attorney and she can't be located nor will she return my attempts to reach her. In my opinion she was bullied, unprepared, not knowledgable enough to handle my situation and was left to burden on my own. Thanks
Posted by anonymous
I enthusiastically recommend Ms. Krista Blaisdell to anyone in need of DUI or criminal defense in the Junction City area. She is partners with well known criminal and DUI defense attorneys Tom Addair and John Thurston from Addair - Thurston Law Firm.
I was charged with a DUI regarding medications and she diligently fought and won my case. She is a straight-shooter and will tell you both the good and the bad about your case and about the possible outcomes regarding your charges. I interviewed several other law firms in Junction City, and I didnâ€™t feel that they were aggressive enough for my case. After our initial consult and I explained my circumstances, I felt confident that Krista would represent me adequately and aggressively, which she did. If you have been charged with a DUI, regardless if its alcohol related or not, you have a very small window of opportunity to file an appeal with the driverâ€™s license bureau, or your license is automatically suspended. I would definitely recommend a DUI attorney for this.
I liked the fact that Krista didnâ€™t just look for some technicality to win my case, she also looked at the facts and evidence (or lack of) presented by the prosecutorâ€™s office. Using that and her background with law enforcement, she was able to fight a fair fight and win. I felt that I was always informed and encouraged to call her when needed if I had any questions or concerns. She charged me a flat rate fee that included going to trial, and if necessary, all the way to the appellate court if I lost the case.
John Thurston, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
Krista is a rising star in the field of criminal and DUI defense. In her brief time with this firm she has repeatedly proven how wise our decision was to hire her. Her background experience with law enforcement agencies will continue to be a valuable asset to our clients as it gives her special insight when analyzing cases. Her academic qualifications are quite impressive and speak for themselves. The accused citizens of Manhattan and Junction City, Kansas and the surrounding areas are fortunate to have an attorney of Krista's ability on their sides.