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WIC Profile: Kristen Ragosta

Kristen Ragosta

Kristen R. Ragosta is an associate at Kenney & Sams, P.C.  She counsels clients concerning complex business disputes pending in federal and state courts, where she has conducted over 100 trials, as well as in pretrial resolution processes. Her expertise is in strategically resolving design and construction issues, which complements her experience with employment and general litigation matters. She relentlessly focuses on client objectives, which define desired outcomes. 

Ragosta is originally from Cranston, Rhode Island. Her family came to the United States from Europe in the 1900s, and her Italian relatives began selling meatballs to construction workers. As the family grew, members went on to serve in WWII and to become lawyers, judges, and probation officers. She followed suit as a public servant, starting her career as a lawyer in the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, where she honed her trial and advocacy skills. 

Over the past decade, Ragosta has focused her career on advising participants in the construction industry. Until August 2018, she was the youngest partner at the Boston law firm Donovan Hatem LLP. She has now joined Kenney & Sams where she continues to provide excellent legal services to her design, construction, and business clients. She has been ranked by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Construction Litigation in Boston for the past three years. 

Ragosta is married to Andrew Sparks, who is a family law attorney in Boston. She and Andrew have two children, Kate and Drew. She is passionate about paving a path that integrates her dedication to zealously representing clients with her desire to spend time with her family, travel, sample exotic fare, and watch and participate in sports; and helps younger generations of women feel empowered to do the same.