Kristen received her undergraduate degree in 1999 from Gettysburg College after which she was employed at Cornell Abraxas Youth Center as a Senior Treatment Clinical Supervisor for juvenile sex offenders and firesetters. Kristen decided to return school in 2002, receiving her Juris Doctor in 2005 from Widener School of Law. Kristen received commcencement awards from the American Academy of Matrimonal Lawyers and Widener Law School in the area of Children and the Law and Family Law. For over a decade, Kristen started in private practice as managing partner at two (2) prior firms before joining the Law Office of Eric J. Weisbrod, P.C.
In addition to criminal matters, Kristen handles cases in all areas of family law including domestic relations, paternity, custody, divorce, adoption, termination of parental rights and juvenile dependency and delinquency. Since 2010, Kristen has served as the Franklin County guardian ad litem and Franklin County Juvenile Public Defender. Kristen has appeared before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and, most recently in 2017, argued in front of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
Kristen is an active member of the Franklin County Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Franklin County Young Lawyers‘ Division and currently serving as Vice President of the FCBA. Kristen also participates in providing pro bono services to qualifying families in need through Franklin County Legal Services, MidPenn Legal Services and Women in Need. As a Life Fellow, Ms. Hamilton is active at the Pennsylania Bar Association. She serves as a delegate for Franklin County to the Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates, Secretary of the Local Children’s Roundtable for Franklin and Fulton Counties, FCBA Social Committee Chair, Secretary of the Franklin County Bar Foundation, and mulitple other committees both local and statewide to improve and positively impact the justice system as well as the lives of children and their families. Kristen graduated from the Pennsylvania Bar Associations Bar Leadership Institute in 2015 and was invitied to sit on the Statewide Children’s Roundtable led by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer.
Kristen is also involved in Franklin County outside of the legal community. In Greencastle, Kristen assists with softball through Greencastle Antrim Baseball Softball Association. She is a member of Trinity Church, ringing handbells and recently elected to serve as Vice President of Trinity’s Consistory. In 2017, Kristen was selected to join and graduated from the prestigious Anne Anstine Excellence in Public Service Series, a Pennsylvania leadership program for women.