Kjersti Holum Karlstrøm



Kjersti Holum Karlstrøm is a partner at SANDS, based in our Tromsø office. Kjersti works primarily with public procurement matters, where she regularly provides advice and assistance to both public and private sector clients. Kjersti has comprehensive experience with litigation and dispute resolution, and she is currently one of ten board members appointed by the Norwegian government to the Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement (“KOFA”).

Kjersti is also experienced in the fields of construction and commercial contract law, areas in which she has extensive experience as both litigator and advisor. Karlstrøm lectures regularly on the subjects of public procurement and construction law.

Kjersti Holum Karlstrøm makes her team available 24/7 and makes sure they investigate all questions, legal dilemmas and and facts thoroughly. What makes SANDS stand out compared to other firms, is their strong belief, that facts are the foundation of success in legal disputes. All legal disputes are treated as the most important in the world.’
Kjersti Holum Karlstrøm has a warm personality, coupled with strong legal skills. She has also been a judge, which makes her very knowledgeable about both sides of the table. Karlstrøm provides useful insights to resolve the cases outside the court room. She provides high-quality advice and it is my impression that she is genuinely engaged in her cases.

Clients, Legal500, 2022


2014 -

SANDS Advokatfirma DA

2010 - 2014

Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS

Senior Lawyer
2008 - 2010

Troms and Finnmark County Social Welfare Board

Leader of the Troms and Finnmark County Social Welfare Board

Senja district court

Appointed judge and court leader
2004 - 2007

University of Tromsø, Law faculty

Doctoral Research Fellow | Assistant professor
2002 - 2004

Advokatene Bakke og Pedersen DA

Associate | Lawyer
2001 - 2002

Rana district court

Assistant Judge

University of Tromsø

Cand. jur.