Kristin Seifert Watson


Kristin Seifert Watson

Columbus, Ohio Partner

Facsimile 614.621.6293

About Kristin

Kristin Seifert Watson was born in Youngstown, Ohio, and is the daughter of a steelworker and a teacher. She attended public school in the Youngstown area, and received her Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University. She developed an interest in representing working people from family experiences and from spending time working with her father during college. While in law school, Kristin participated in the AFL-CIO Law Student Union Summer and the Robert F. Wagner National Labor & Employment Law Moot Court Competition in New York City. Kristin practices primarily in the areas of private sector labor, litigation and small business. Kristin lives in Upper Arlington, Ohio.

Areas of Practice

Labor and Employment Law
General Practice
Business Organizations

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2004
United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 2005
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2009
United States Supreme Court, 2012


The Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 2004
Juris Doctor
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Moritz Scholar

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 2001
Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major: Psychology

Presentations/Speaking Engagements

Access to Employer Property, NLRB Update: Can’t Help but Wonder Where We’re Bound, Ohio State Bar Association, December 2017

Moderator, Annual NLRB Update, AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Annual Meeting, May 2016

Sexual Harassment Training for Supervisors, Ohio Education Association, 2008, 2009 and 2013

HIPAA: The Basics, Common Pitfalls and Practical Advice, Mid-Ohio District Nurses Association, August, 2009

Card Checks and Other Legislative Hot Buttons, Columbus Bar Association, September, 2009

Professional Associations and Memberships

Columbus Bar Association, 2004 – Present

Ohio State Bar Association, 2004 – Present

American Bar Association, 2004-Present

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, 2005 – Present