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Kirsten Alford Kneis

Fax +1.212.536.3901

Ms. Kneis is actively engaged in all phases of defending complex toxic tort cases, specializing in asbestos defense.   She has experience in all aspects of discovery, mediations, settlement negotiations and trial. 

As part of the firm’s Toxic Tort and Product Liability practice groups, Ms. Kneis has served as both local and regional counsel as part of several national coordinating counsel teams.   She has defended equipment manufacturers and premises owners in products liability cases, negotiated multi-million dollar settlements, and manages the day-to-day handling of thousands of toxic tort claims pending throughout New York and other jurisdictions, including the development and implementation of deposition, motion, claim resolution, negotiation and trial strategies. 

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Kneis was a senior litigation associate for a New York law firm, where her practice focused on the defense of mass torts and complex product liability cases.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • American Bar Assocation