Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Kristen Feden is known for being tough in court and yet many consider her to be one of the most likable prosecutors to grace the halls of the courthouse. She greets everyone with a smile and always seems to have a kind word. Her laugh is infectious.
Lately, she’s had even more to smile about.
|Montco Asst. D.A. Kristen Feden/Photo by Carl Hessler Jr.|
Feden, who has been a prosecutor since 2012, was honored in the Philadelphia Business Journal’s May special edition entitled, “40 Under 40 Living The Dream,” which profiled Philadelphia area movers and shakers under 40 who are dedicated to their careers and communities.
“It definitely caught me off guard. I was very surprised but I was ecstatic when I received it,” Feden, who is captain of the district attorney’s elder abuse unit and is a member of the sex crimes prosecution division, told me recently. “It was one of the highest honors I’ve received.”
The popular business publication featured Feden, of Abington, on its cover and a profile of Feden was included in the inside pages.
“I was extremely excited. It was such a great honor because being recognized as a public servant by a business journal shows that even the business world recognizes, respects and honors public servants, including prosecutors, whose sole job is to keep the community safe,” said Feden, who was a law clerk for Judge Garrett D. Page before being hired as a prosecutor.
|Kristen Feden pages through Philadelphia Business Journal|
Feden, a graduate of Temple University Beasley School of Law, has prosecuted many sex crime cases.
She recently was assigned to assist District Attorney Kevin R. Steele in the prosecution of entertainer Bill Cosby, who is accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his Cheltenham home in 2004.
It’s the highest profile case to ever hit the local courthouse.
You can bet that all eyes will continue to be on Feden as the Cosby case winds its way through the court system this year.
Feden’s coworkers said her being recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal was well-deserved.
“I was very ecstatic to hear that she was nominated. She is a hardworking individual. She cares deeply about her cases and the victims that are involved and she’s a fantastic prosecutor. So I was not surprised that she was nominated and I’m very excited for her,” said colleague Assistant District Attorney Sophia Polites.
Feden, who is married to Nicholas Feden and is the mother of two young boys, Nicholas Jr. and Ethan, who she calls her “beautiful angels,” said she shares the honor with her colleagues.
“I let them know this was an honor that I shared with all of them as a public servant because all of them have helped me to achieve this,” Feden said humbly. “It wasn’t just an honor for me, it was an honor I share with the office as a whole and my fellow prosecutors.”
|Kristen Feden proudly displays Philadelphia Business Journal that honored her on front page/Photo by Carl Hessler Jr.|
So if you see Feden in the courthouse hallways congratulate her for being recognized by the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Mr. Everybody’s Business also says, congratulations, Kristen!