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Overview

Katey helps clients ensure that patients receive quality healthcare.

Katey’s interest in law stemmed from her grandparents’ difficult experiences with the healthcare system and a passion to help improve matters. She also grew up with a mother who served as a nursing home administrator, so she understands the operational challenges healthcare organizations and providers face. Katey knows most organizations care deeply about offering high-quality care, and she uses her legal skills to help them deliver.

Katey focuses her practice on regulatory compliance matters, guiding clients through complex state and federal requirements, Medicaid and Medicare rules, and reimbursement issues. She works with long-term providers, such as assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, as well as acute care providers.

Prior to joining the firm as an associate, Katey served as a Husch Blackwell summer associate and assisted attorneys with research on healthcare regulations. During her law school summers, she examined nursing homes and covid compliance under Professor Sam Halabi, contributed to Missouri’s Medicaid expansion with Lowell Pearson, and assisted with medical record discovery work at a small personal injury firm.

Known for her responsiveness and ready availability, Katey aims to form a personal connection with clients and wants them to feel they can come to her with any question at all. She’s genuinely excited to read and research legal matters, staying on top of ever-changing regulations so that clients can focus on patients.

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
    • Journal of Dispute Resolution, Editor in Chief
    • Certificate in Dispute Resolution
    • Health Law Society
    • Board of Advocates, Judging Director
    • Dean’s List
    • CALI Award Winner, Lawyering and Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
    • John E. Burrus Memorial Prize Best Student Submission, Journal of Dispute Resolution
  • B.S., University of Missouri
    • summa cum laude

Admissions

  • Missouri
Outside the Office

Katey enjoys staying in shape, with CrossFit as her main hobby.

She’s also a runner who’s completed 12 half-marathons and two full marathons.

A native Missourian, Katey and her extended family frequently travel to the Lake of the Ozarks, where they hope to move permanently in the future. She and her husband also like to travel further afield—their most recent trip was to Jamaica, and Europe is next on their agenda.

When they’re at home, Katey and her husband love spending time with their Shih Tzu, Sophie, and their Cockapoo, Miley.

Community Leadership

Katey is passionate about volunteering with the elderly. Before covid restrictions came into place, she was a frequent volunteer visitor to Pacquin Towers, a senior affordable housing community in Columbia, Missouri.

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