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Kristi J. Doughty is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. She currently focuses her practice on litigation and bankruptcy , representing creditors and handling liquidating trustee matters.

Ms. Doughty has over 25 years of experience litigating consumer and commercial bankruptcy cases . She regularly handles all phases of litigation, including evidentiary hearings and adversary proceedings. She has effectively managed a high volume bankruptcy caseload of real estate and vehicle lending matters. In addition, Ms. Doughty has experience drafting appellate briefs and arguing appeals in the Delaware Supreme Court. Her wide-ranging litigation experience throughout the tri-state area includes replevins, confiscations, foreclosure matters, mediations, defending consumer creditor rights cases, Lemon Law and asbestos matters as well as litigating consumer collection cases.


  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1987, best oral argument in Tax Moot Court, 1986
  • University of Montana, B.A., Business Management, with high honors, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Delaware, 1999
  • New Jersey, 1987
  • Pennsylvania, 1987

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania


  • Honorable Graham T. Ross, Superior Court of New Jersey, 1987-88
  • Legal Intern, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office – Tort Litigation Unit, 1986-1987

Professional Affiliations

  • Local Rules Committee of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, member,2010-2011, and Ad Hoc Bankruptcy Committee, 2019
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