Kristy began her career at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, before being appointed as the Associate to His Honour Judge Robertson (retired) of the District Court of Queensland at Maroochydore.
As a mother herself, and someone who has experienced family violence, Kristy found her passion in family law and domestic violence during her career. She is heavily involved in domestic violence prevention advocacy and regularly volunteers her time to assist victims in crisis situations.
Kristy brings a wealth of advocacy experience to her role as Principal Lawyer at Finnigan Santoso Law, having been briefed in all manners of Court proceedings throughout her career at the Bar. She has appeared as Counsel in criminal law matters before juries, Full Court of the Family Court appeals, sentences, summary trials and domestic violence hearings.
In 2017, Kristy was honoured to be appointed as a sessional member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT) and she continues to hold that appointment.
Kristy has life experience which allows her to approach her client's matters with empathy and insight; she is a passionate advocate who genuinely enjoys the law and looks forward to helping many more people navigate the legal system in the future.