Krystyna is an Associate Attorney at Jones & Keller. Krystyna’s practice spans litigation and transactional work, though her primary focus is on civil litigation, complex commercial litigation, and real estate. She has represented large financial institutions, commercial developers, public entities, corporations, and individuals.
Prior to joining Jones & Keller, Krystyna began her postgraduate legal career in the litigation department of a Denver-area law firm, successfully compelling arbitration in a multi-million dollar breach of fiduciary duty case and helping business clients obtain permanent injunctions against trade secrets violations. She has also worked for the U.S. Department of Justice and the New York City Law Department.
In addition to her legal work, Krystyna is an experienced negotiation and dispute resolution consultant and former instructor at the Harvard Negotiation Institute. She has led workshops on negotiation skills for clients including the World Bank, Tufts University, and a peace-building non-profit for Palestinian and Israeli youth. She incorporates the theory of principled dispute resolution into her legal practice, and is committed to helping her clients achieve their goals through forward-looking strategies in addition to litigation.
Krystyna earned her juris doctor from Harvard Law School. In her first year, Krystyna was named Dean’s Scholar in Legal Research and Writing, a discretionary honor awarded in recognition of outstanding work. Krystyna also earned the David Westfall Memorial Award for Student Citizenship for her community involvement. She served as an editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review, and was an active member of the Harvard Mediation Program, volunteering her time to mediate disputes in Massachusetts small claims courts.
Krystyna graduated cum laude from Pomona College in Claremont, California, with degrees in International Relations and Philosophy. She was awarded the George S. Burgess Prize for excellence in Constitutional Law.
Professional and Community Affiliations
Krystyna is proud to cycle with the Ponzio Pedalers, a road biking team that raises funds to benefit the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado. She is passionate about global travel, has visited over 30 countries, and has spent time living in France and Uganda.