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Kristen L. Behrens

Primary Office
1500 Market St., Suite 3500E
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Direct(856) 675-1977
Fax(215) 575-7200
457 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 700
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Direct(856) 675-1977
Fax(856) 663-8855


Amy Smith
Direct(856) 675-1928

Kristen Behrens is an experienced and accomplished trusts and estates attorney who specializes in Special Needs Trusts, Post-Litigation Planning, Estate Planning and Orphan’s Court Matters.

Prior to joining Dilworth, Kristen specialized in post litigation and personal injury settlement planning. This included trust and estate planning, trust administration, lien reduction, medical benefit and waiver program counseling and Medicaid and Social Security compliance. Kristen specializes in Special Needs Trusts and planning for disabled individuals and their families. She additionally concentrates her practice in Orphan’s Court matters, Estate Planning, Estate Administration, Guardianship, and acts as Trust Counsel.

Kristen has worked on numerous large-scale mass tort settlements, as well as many high profile cases in her career. She also managed accounts for high net worth individuals as a Trust Officer.

Kristen has been a speaker at seminars for the Fiduciary Education Foundation, Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers, Special Needs Alliance, NAELA, New Jersey Association of Justice, ICLE and the Academy of Special Needs Planners.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Volunteer, Penn Vet Working Dog Center
  • Volunteer, The National Kidney Foundation
  • Volunteer, The MS Foundation

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as a Rising Star in the area of Estate and Probate by New Jersey Super Lawyers Magazine in 2018.

Alternate Biographies




Amy Smith
Direct(856) 675-1928


  • J.D., Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law, 2009
    • Co-founder of the Drexel Women's Law Society
    • Member of the Business Law Society
  • B.S., Business Administration and Finance, University of Mary Washington, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2009, Active
  • New Jersey, 2009, Active