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Kristina A. Moon

Kristina A. Moon

The Education Law Center
Staff Attorney
Phidelphia, PA, USA


Kristina Moon was a staff attorney in the Ithaca office of Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York from September 2013 through April 2016. At PLS, Kristina represented prisoners in NYS facilities and employed administrative advocacy on various conditions issues including medical and mental health care, protection of vulnerable populations and appeals of disciplinary confinement sentences. Kristina also litigated claims of excessive force and unconstitutional conditions of confinement in federal court.

Previously, Kristina worked as a litigation associate at Dechert LLP where, in addition to her work on complex commercial litigation matters, she coordinated the firm’s efforts in a federal civil rights action challenging the excessive use of solitary confinement for youth with mental health needs in delinquency placement. Prior to that, Kristina worked as an attorney with Juvenile Law Center where she was a member of the Luzerne County “kids-for-cash” litigation team and employed legislative and litigation strategies to combat the criminalization of consensual teen technology use. 

Kristina graduated cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law where she was a research editor for The Temple Law Review and participated in several clinics, internships and student groups focused on advocating for indigent criminal defendants, low-income families and LGBT individuals. Prior to law school, Kristina worked in direct service with underserved youth and families through an AmeriCorps violence-prevention position in Seattle, WA and an after-school program in Ithaca, NY.

Kristina joined the Philadelphia office of Education Law Center as a staff attorney in May 2016.  She supports ELC’s litigation and policy advocacy across all issue areas. 

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