Krista has a long history of making a difference in the lives of families and young people going through difficult situations. Prior to becoming an attorney, she worked as an English teacher at an inner-city high school near Oakland, CA, and Krista experienced divorce herself as a child. She fully understands the impact of family law matters and carefully considers how decisions affect children.
After serving on a jury, Krista became fascinated with the legal process and decided to pursue a law degree, knowing that her educational background and problem-solving abilities would serve her well. Krista specialized in family law because of her interest in assisting people from all walks of life. After law school she worked with Brewe Layman in Everett, and then joined McKinley Irvin in Seattle, where she established the firm’s estate planning practice.
Stipe joined Integrative Family Law so she could work more collaboratively with clients and the opposing side. While well-trained in litigation and successful in her courtroom practice, she finds the most satisfaction in reaching resolutions to issues cooperatively.
Krista is married and the mother of two children. When she isn’t practicing law or spending time with her family, she enjoys skiing, tennis, and yoga.
- J.D., Seattle University Law, Summa Cum Laude
- B.A., English, Montana State University, with honors
- Washington State Bar Association Family Law Section Member
- Washington State Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section member
- King County Bar Association, Family Law Section Member
- King County Bar Association, Real Property, Probate and Trust Section member
- Seattle Journal for Social Justice – Article Editor (2005-2006)
- Seattle Journal for Social Justice – Staff Member (2004-2005)
- Co-Presenter and Co-Author, What to Do if your Client’s Spouse Works on a Separate Property Business: Some Ideas, Continuing Legal Education Course — Community Property Law in Washington: Current Issues for Experienced Practitioners