Kris Thagard is Of Counsel to Marshack Hays LLP. Ms. Thagard has been an attorney for over thirty years and has extensive experience in real estate and insurance matters.

She was born in Lynwood, California and graduated cum laude from Menlo College where she is a member of the Board of Trustees. She received her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1980. While in law school she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Robert Kingsly, Second Appellate District Court of Appeal.   She is admitted to practice in both California (1980) and Nevada (2001) as well as the Federal Courts of both states. She also holds a California Real Estate Broker’s License.

Ms. Thagard’s practice areas  includes contract, construction, loan enforcement (including lender’s right to insurance proceeds and guarantees), purchase and sale transactions, partnership dispute, toxic cleanup and environmental contamination, broker malfeasance, fiduciary duty (broker/agent, partnership and trust),  and insurance (negotiation, bad faith, and declaratory relief). She has significant litigation experience in multi-party complex construction defect actions, all aspects of general/commercial liability defense (construction, product and premise liability), subrogation, and real estate (broker/agent, contract, title, contract and fraud).

She is an avid swimmer and competitive mixologist.