Kristen Coyle Pologruto

Kristen Coyle Pologruto

E-Discovery Attorney

Practice Areas


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, 1995, J.D., University of Baltimore Law Forum, Manuscripts Editor; Appellate Advocacy Clinic; Law Achievement Scholar; Women's Bar Association; Study Abroad, University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Florida State University, 1992, B.A., magna cum laude, Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa; Golden Key National Honor Society; Pi Gamma Mu (Social Science Honor Society); Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Admissions / Qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • Maryland

A member of Reed Smith’s Records & E-Discovery Group, Kristen has 12 years of experience in electronic discovery, having performed work for a number of nationwide product liability litigations, including pharmaceutical cases, banking and finance cases and government investigations.

In addition to e-discovery, Kristen’s practice covers records management, which includes working with clients to develop internal retention periods, as well as record retention training and compliance. Her experience also encompasses document preservation and litigation readiness, including implementing and managing clients’ legal hold processes, issuing holds, and tracking compliance on an ongoing basis.

Prior to joining Reed Smith, Kristen worked in civil litigation, including family law, appellate advocacy and appellate court administration. She has assisted in drafting discovery responses, conducting deposition preparation and drafting trial modules.

Employment History

  • 2012 - Reed Smith
  • 2011 - Special Counsel, Inc.
  • 2001 - Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
  • 1999 - Court of Special Appeals, Chief Deputy Clerk
  • 1997 - Law Offices of Joel Marc Abramson
  • 1997 - Rosen and Esterson


  • Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Court of Special Appeals of Maryland
  • Honorable James P. Salmon, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland