Kristine Longstreet is a Detroit native who attended the city’s public schools and obtained her law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing. Her first job after law school was as a public defender for Wayne County, where in nearly two decades she logged more than 18,000 hours of criminal litigation experience, including jury and bench trials. A long-time member of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, Longstreet has also served as the Human Rights Commissioner for District One. Kristine joined NDS Detroit as Supervising Attorney in 2019, and became Managing Director in 2022.