January 6, 2020
To kick off the new year, Nelson Mullins is featuring newly elected partners in a Q&A throughout the month of January. Join us in celebrating the firm’s newest partners by getting to know them.
Kristin Ahr has been practicing law in Florida for over 20 years and focuses her practice on employment litigation and compliance and commercial litigation. She joined the firm in 2018 and practices out of the West Palm Beach office.
1. What has been the biggest hurdle you have overcome in your career?
Learning that a successful career in the law — as well as in life — is a marathon, not a sprint.
2. Describe how you feel about your career now that you’ve made partner.
Excited! My new role as partner is an opportunity to challenge myself to further elevate the standards of my practice. Nelson Mullins has given me the opportunity to call some of the best and brightest attorneys in the country “my partners” — an opportunity that very few are honored to have.
3. What are your key components to being successful in your career?
4. Who had the greatest influence in your career that helped drive you to partnership?
While I have had many influential professional mentors and personal supporters throughout my career, it is my clients who have had the greatest influence on my success. Practicing in employment law, a constantly changing and often uncertain landscape, it has been my clients who continue to put their trust and confidence in me — even when the answer to their questions is often “it depends” — who drive me to learn and grow with each new engagement or project. And, of course, my husband and our two teenagers are always encouraging me to be the best version of myself. They inspire me every day.
5. What’s the best piece of advice you would give an associate who wants to make partner?
No one is ever too important to make copies or coffee.
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