Kristi L. Haude


Kristi L. Haude, 

Born and raised in Akron, Ohio.  Admitted to the Ohio Bar in 2002.

Areas of Practice:

Kristi is a trial attorney and loves to be in the courtroom.  She focuses on civil litigation in the areas of personal injury, professional liability, motor vehicle accidents, as well as criminal defense, and domestic relations/family law.


Kent State University (B.A, .Criminology & Justice Studies, Cum Laude, 1999); Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 2002).


Ohio State Bar Association, 2002; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2004; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2008.


Ohio State Bar Association; Akron Bar Association.


Kristi Haude graduated with honors from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2002.  While in law school, Kristi was selected to be a part of the Trial Advocacy Team where she learned how to litigate cases in the courtroom.  Her team was very successful, even traveling to the finals in Rhode Island, where one judge described her courtroom performance as “flawless”.


Prior to joining Kennedy & Collins, Kristi honed her trial skills at two large downtown Cleveland law firms.  There, she focused on several areas of civil litigation, including personal injury, products liability, legal malpractice, and general negligence.  Kristi also has experience in the Ohio Appellate Courts and the U.S. District Courts.  Today, she is the firm’s primary litigation attorney, focusing on civil and criminal litigation, as well as domestic relations cases. 


Kristi has a passion for animals.  She has spent many years as a volunteer for various animal rescue organizations in the Akron and Cleveland areas.  She has passed her compassion for animals along to her 4 children who also spend some of their free time helping animals in need.  When not working or volunteering, Kristi enjoys spending quality time with her kids, running, watching football games, and drinking a glass of wine every now and then.

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