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J. Kristen Wiggins

P.O. Box 551
104 West Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21404-0551


Communication Center
Phone: (410) 263-5900
E-mail: jkw@wlekn.com
Fax: (410) 263-6583


Ms. Wiggins is a shareholder with the Firm. Prior to joining Wharton Levin Ehrmantraut & Klein, Ms. Wiggins served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable John F. Fader, II, Circuit Court for Baltimore County (2001-2002) and the Honorable Alan M. Wilner, Court of Appeals of Maryland (2002-2003). Her current practice concentrates on the defense of medical malpractice claims and appellate practice. Ms. Wiggins represents physicians and medical institutions throughout Maryland and she regularly appears in both the Maryland District and Circuit Courts on behalf of these clients. Her litigation experience includes all phases of discovery, complex motions practice, jury trials and appeals in both federal and state courts.

In addition to defending medical malpractice claims, Ms. Wiggins has been involved in insurance coverage litigation in which she has defended insurance clients against coverage dispute claims. She has been counsel of record and extensively briefed a pivotal case related to an insurer's duty to defend (Moscarillo v. Professional Risk Management Services, et al., Court of Appeals, Maryland).

Ms. Wiggins graduated, with honors, from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2001. While in law school, she was a staff editor and author for the University of Baltimore Law Forum. She attended Villa Julie College for her undergraduate education and in 1997 graduated, summa cum laude, with a Bachelors of Science degree in Paralegal Studies.


Current Employment Position(s):

Shareholder


Bar Admissions:

Maryland, 2001

District of Columbia, 2007

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2006


Education:

University of Baltimore School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, 2001 J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Journal: Law Forum, Staff Editor, 2000 - 2001


Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD, 1997 B.S.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Alpha Chi National Honor Society
Honors: Dean's List
Major: Paralegal Studies


Professional Associations and Memberships:

Maryland State Bar Association


Past Employment Positions:

Hon. John F. Fader, II, Circuit Court for Baltimore County,
Judicial Clerk, 2001 - 2002

Hon. Alan M. Wilner, Court of Appeals of Maryland,
Judicial Clerk, 2002 - 2003