Kristen E. Carlson

Kristen’s practice has been varied with significant experience in both state government and private practice.  She is currently the Executive Director of both the Citrus Research & Field Trial Foundation, Inc. and the Florida Citrus Processors Association, and recently served as the District One Chief Counsel Florida Department of Transportation overseeing the eminent domain, contract and real estate practice of the agency client.  Starting her career as a prosecutor, she has through her career litigated numerous business and administrative law cases.  A respected authority on many aspects of food law, she has spoken before many groups such as the International Citrus & Beverage Conference, Institute of Food Technologists, University of Florida short courses, American Beekeeping Federation and the Apple Processors Assn.  She is past General Counsel to National Juice Products Assn. (1997-2002) and the Florida Department of Citrus (1985-1993).