Kristina Kourasis, Esq.
California Employment Lawyer, Kristina Kourasis, Esq. is based in Encino, San Fernandino, serving employers in greater Los Angeles areas and all over Southern California. Kristina is a top rated employment lawyer in San Fernando Valley, and was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2019.
Kristina received her J.D. from Southwestern Law School in 2011, where she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez of the Central District of California and edited the ABA’s Journal of International Media & Entertainment Law. She received her B.A. with honors from the University of Southern California in Political Science with an emphasis in Philosophy in 2001.
Before joining the Firm, Kristina ran a solo practice devoted to advising employers in employment law matters and representing employees in a wide variety of employment disputes. In order to broaden her understanding of the employer/employee relationship, she subsequently specialized in complex business litigation at Stris & Maher LLP, focusing her practice in areas of employment, employee benefits, and healthcare litigation.
Upon joining Landegger Verano & Davis, Kristina discovered her passion for educating, training, advising and defending employers in all areas of labor and employment law. She is a regular presenter before many HR and business organizations throughout Southern California, and in 2019, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Greater San Fernando Valley Chamber of Commerce. Kristina is a member of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar of California, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and the Eastern European Bar Association.
Kristina is based in the Encino HQ in San Fernandino Valley. A strong believer in ongoing education and training, she publishes many blog articles to keep clients informed, including Biden to Unveil Vaccine Mandate Plan Covering Two-Thirds of US Workers, and California Implements a Requirement that Workers and Visitors in Health Care Settings be Fully Vaccinated. Check out her most recent YouTube videos, 2022 Employment Law Update and Vaccine Mandate – Religious Exemption.
Kristina is fluent in Russian, and proficient in Armenian and Greek.
Contributing Authors: Kristina Kourasis
Title: Welfare Plans
Publication: BNA ERISA Litigation – Supplement
Suggested Citation: Kristina Kourasis, Welfare Plans, in BNA ERISA Litigation (6th Ed. – Supplement) (2018).
Contributing Author: Kristina Kourasis
Title: ERISA Preemption and Effect on Other Laws
Publication: BNA Employee Benefits Law
Suggested Citation: Kristina Kourasis, Employee Benefits Law, ERISA Preemption and Effect on Other Laws, in BNA Employee Benefits Law (4th Ed.) 2017.