Kristen M. Gibbons Feden

Associate

kfeden@stradley.com

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Kristen Gibbons Feden

Overview

Kristen M. Gibbons Feden concentrates her practice on securities litigation, employment & labor, healthcare law and white-collar defense.

Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Kristen was Assistant District Attorney in the Trials Division of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, where she served as captain of the Elder Abuse Unit and the Domestic Violence Unit, and as a member of the Sex Crimes Unit. During her tenure in the District Attorney’s Office, Kristen investigated and prosecuted all types of criminal cases, including cases of abuse, neglect, rape, sexual violence, internet crimes against children, financial exploitation against elders and homicides. Her most notable case was Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby, where she played a critical role in the first trial, which resulted in a hung jury, and the second trial where a conviction was attained. In both, Kristen drafted and litigated pretrial motions and questioned key witnesses. In the first trial, she delivered the opening statement, and in the second trial, she cross-examined key witnesses and delivered the closing argument.

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Representative Matters

  • Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby – (retrial) obtained conviction, drafted and litigated pretrial motions, delivered closing argument and questioned and cross-examined key witnesses
  • Commonwealth v. William H. Cosby – drafted and litigated pretrial motions, delivered opening statement and questioned key witnesses
  • Commonwealth v. Storms – obtained conviction in fatal church shooting resulting in defendant’s sentence of 10-20 years in a State Correctional Institution; delivered opening statement, questioned key witnesses and drafted motions
  • Commonwealth v. Yandamuri – obtained a double death penalty conviction in double homicide case; drafted motions and attended multi-week trial and all pretrial hearings
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
Education
  • J.D., Temple University Beasley School of Law
  • B.S., Lafayette College
Memberships

  • Board Member, Cheltenham Police Athletic League
  • Member, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Criminal Procedural Rules Committee
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Safer Streets Task Force
  • Women’s Ministry, Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown
  • Diversity Committee, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Diversity Committee Liaison, Young Lawyers Division, Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Stradley Ronon Diversity Committee

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “Using Expert Witnesses,” Aequitas’ Expert Witness Testimony Training with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
  • Presenter, “The Global Child Abuse Epidemic with a Local Solution,” NALS of Pennsylvania 54th Annual Conference
  • Speaker, “Opening Remarks,” Laurel House 5K DASH Against Domestic Violence
  • Panelist, “Domestic Violence Town Hall,” Montgomery County Courthouse
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Recognition

  • The American Lawyer, Litigator of the Week
  • The Legal Intelligencer, Lawyers on the Fast Track
  • Philadelphia Business Journal, Top 40 Under 40
  • Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, Office Commendation
  • Montgomery Township Police Department, Unit Commendation
  • Upper Merion Police Department, Unit Commendation
  • Victim Services Center, Matty Muir Award
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In The Community

Kristen is committed to pro bono work, volunteering her time as a board member and active participant in the Cheltenham Police Athletic League and as a member of the Safer Streets Task Force, a group focusing on engaging in activities towards enhancing a positive relationship between police and community. In addition, Kristen plays an active role in her church, Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown, where she serves on the Women’s Ministry, mentoring young women and planning events, and plays an active role with the Children’s Ministry.
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