Kristi Schubert advocates for the rights of sexual abuse and exploitation survivors involved in civil lawsuits. She is committed to aggressively fighting for justice on behalf of the men, women, and children she represents.
Kristi has successfully litigated against a wide variety of organizations, including churches, schools, private employers, medical facilities, and youth-facing organizations. She has obtained significant compensation and closure for countless survivors. Kristi also represents individuals who have been catastrophically injured due to the negligence of others, including in vehicular accidents and premises liability claims.
Valued as a smart, effective, and formidable litigator, Kristi understands the impact litigation can have on survivors of sexual abuse and on those who have suffered catastrophic injuries. She works compassionately and tirelessly with each client to identify what they need to feel heard, understood, and supported throughout the entire justice process. Her experience in advocating for victims’ rights spans all types of sexual offenses, including rape, child molestation, sexual assault, sex trafficking, and other forms of sexual exploitation.
In addition to her proven legal prowess and intellectual acuity, Kristi brings a unique combination of empathy, patience, communication skills, diligence, and ethical integrity to every victim she is privileged to represent. She offers the careful guidance, support, and strategic advocacy victims need to move forward after experiencing trauma. By taking time to connect with her clients to understand their trauma and pain, Kristi can prepare them for what lies ahead; she explains complex legal concepts in an understandable way while also defending their rights in and out of court.
Kristi is a litigator and trial attorney who cares deeply about people. Her outstanding personal skills and ability to apply esoteric legal theory to criminal behavior are further strengthened by her strong ethical compass, unwavering professionalism, absolute commitment to justice, and innate ability to empathize and shield her clients from aggressive defense attorneys. It is no surprise that Kristi is a frequently invited author and lecturer on representing survivors of sexual abuse, as well as a dedicated proponent of educating the community on the legal rights of abuse survivors.
Kristi is listed among 2019 Louisiana Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” and named a “Top 40 Under 40” civil plaintiff trial lawyer in Louisiana by The National Trial Lawyers from 2019 through 2023. Kristi is also an honored member of the New Orleans CityBusiness “Leadership in Law” class of 2021, 2022, and 2023. An active participant in the Louisiana Association for Justice, Kristi headed the LAJ Women’s Caucus Publications Committee from 2019 to 2020, has written many articles for the LAJ Louisiana Advocates publication, and received the 2015 and 2020 LAJ community service awards, as well as myriad other accolades.
Kristi graduated summa cum laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law, where she served as note editor for the Public Interest Law Journal, co-director of the Student Advisory Commission, and co-chair for the Public Interest Project Charity Auction.