Kirsten Tinglum Friedman

Of Counsel


Kirsten is an experienced trial lawyer and holds an MA in Counseling. As both an attorney and counselor Kirsten uses psychodrama and sociometry to unlock and explore human connection, creativity and expressiveness. Trial lawyers use psychodrama and sociometry to deepen their understanding of a case or client, to more effectively communicate the essence of the injustice and loss suffered by their clients, and to gain a greater sense of spontaneity and freedom in the courtroom.

The same methods can be used to help clients lessen anxiety about testifying and to feel more humanly connected to the judicial process. After working with psychodramatic and sociometric techniques, clients may feel more grounded in their own experience, and thus better able to express themselves easily and spontaneously when asked to testify about it.

Kirsten works with co-counsel and other trial lawyers and their clients. Kirsten is of counsel at Friedman | Rubin.

Honors & Memberships

President, 1999-2000
Alaska Bar Association

President, 1998-1999
Alaska Association of Trial Lawyers

Board of Governors, 1996-2002
Alaska Bar Association

AV Peer Review Rated
Martindale Hubbell

Selected Published Cases

Doe v. Samaritan Counseling Center, 791 P.2d 344 (Alaska 1999).

Kodiak Island Borough v. Roe, 63 P.3d 1009 (Alaska 2003).

C.J. Petitioner v. State Dept. of Corrections, 151 P.3d 373 (Alaska 2006).


Antioch University, M.A., 2015

University of Wisconsin – Madison, J.D., 1983

University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.A., 1980