Untangling complex medical product liability litigation is Kristina Coleman’s strong suit. As a member of the firm’s product liability team, she wields legal acumen and unsparing attention to detail to support health and life sciences, consumer products, and sports clients.

She is experienced in:

  • Collecting and reviewing company documents and data for production
  • Preparing strategic dispositive motions
  • Conducting complex legal research
  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Preparing matters for alternative dispute resolution

Kristina has played a key role in trial teams defending life-saving medical products in both state and federal courts. She has particular skills in preparing for the cross-examination of opposing expert witnesses.

Prior Experience

Kristina’s inside experience clerking at state and federal courts is rare. She clerked for Judge Doris L. Pryor — both on the Seventh Circuit and in the Southern District of Indiana — drafting opinions and orders, preparing bench memoranda analyzing parties’ briefs and suggesting actions for the court, and reviewing petitions for rehearings. Immediately following law school, she clerked for Judge Sheryl Lynch in the Marion County Circuit Court, drafting proposed orders, preparing research memoranda and analyzing quiet title cases for statutory compliance. During law school, Kristina served as a judicial extern for Justice Steven H. David in the Indiana Supreme Court, conducting legal research and preparing criminal transfer memoranda. She also served as a judicial extern for Judge Heather Welch in the Marion County Superior Court, assisting with civil and commercial court matters.

After joining Faegre Drinker as an associate, Kristina’s inside experience was extended to serving as a secondment attorney at Eli Lilly, where she strategized with inside and outside counsel on a variety of litigation, including product liability and contractual claims.

Kristina was also a summer associate at the firm, where she assisted attorneys with drafting amicus briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States, conducted legal research and drafted pleadings for pro bono cases.

Personal Interests

Outside the office, Kristina enjoys spending time with family and catching up on the latest TV shows and movies.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

Indiana Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Hon. Doris L. Pryor, 2022-2023
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Hon. Doris L. Pryor, 2020-2022
Marion County Circuit Court, Hon. Sheryl Lynch, 2017-2017


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
J.D. summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review (articles editor) (2017)

Indiana University, Bloomington
B.S. in Operations Management, with high distinction (2011)

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Successfully appealed the denial of a Special Immigrant Juvenile Status predicate order on behalf of her client.

Professional Associations

  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Alumni Board of Directors — 2023-present


  • The National Black Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40, Indiana, 2019
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2017-19
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law — Faculty Prize, awarded to the graduate who demonstrated the most outstanding accomplishment in the areas of academics, leadership and service, 2017
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Pro Bono Program — Gold Level Certificate (200+ Pro Bono hours)
  • Staton Intramural Moot Court — Order of the Barristers, 2016-17
  • Faegre Baker Daniels – Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship, 2016
  • Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity — Fellow, 2014
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