Kymberlee Stapleton
Kymberlee Stapleton
Associate Attorney

Kymberlee C. Stapleton is an Associate Attorney at the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

Ms. Stapleton attended California State University, Chico where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science in 1997. While at Chico, Ms. Stapleton was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority, the Golden Key National Honor Society, and the National Order of Omega. She received her J.D. in 2000 from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon, where she served as the Note/Comment Editor of - and was published in - the Willamette Law Review. While at Willamette, she worked as a law clerk for the Oregon Department of Justice - Trial Division, Special Litigation Unit.

After graduating from Willamette, Ms. Stapleton worked as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Robert Wollheim at the Oregon Court of Appeals in Salem, Oregon. In 2002, she returned to California and was a Fellowship Attorney at CJLF. When her year-long fellowship term at CJLF came to an end, she worked as a Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Christopher M. Klein at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, E.D. of California. While there, she primarily researched and wrote bench memoranda and proposed draft opinions for the Ninth Circuit’s Bankruptcy Appellate Panel. Ms. Stapleton returned to CJLF as an Associate Attorney in January 2016.

Ms. Stapleton is a member of the Oregon State Bar (inactive) and the California State Bar.


Note, IOLTA’s Uncertain Future After Phillips v. Washington Legal Foundation, 35 Willamette Law Review 211 (1999).