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Overview

Katie defends clients in complex commercial litigation.

With a lifelong love of reading and writing, Katie realized as a student that the law was an opportunity to build a career based on her favorite subjects. After a season as a summer associate at Husch Blackwell, she chose to focus on litigation—a practice area full of puzzles to solve.

During her summer associateship, Katie had the opportunity to assist with real estate litigation, levy and wastewater litigation, questions of state non-compete clauses, and an analysis of the likelihood of success of a client’s evidentiary challenge. She also worked on a pro bono prisoners’ rights case. Previously, she clerked for a criminal defense firm, worked with veterans’ benefit claims and Board of Veterans Appeals decisions, and served as a page in the Nebraska Legislature.

Katie sees litigation as a puzzle, with complex pieces that can be fitted together perfectly to achieve victory for a client. She’s passionate about the research required and loves the excitement of finding the “needle in a haystack” argument or piece of evidence that can serve as the foundation of a solid case.

With a reputation as an excellent listener, Katie’s priority is to ensure that clients feel heard and that she fully understands their business situation and goals. She approaches all litigation with a keen awareness of client needs.

Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School
    • Notre Dame Journal on Emerging Technologies, Articles Editor
    • NDLS First Generation Professionals, Social Chair
    • Faculty Award for Excellence in Legal Writing I (highest grade in course)
  • B.A., University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Admissions

  • Missouri
Outside the Office

Katie absolutely adores reading and usually gets through a book a week. She sees books as an opportunity to enter an entirely different world.

Katie also enjoys traveling and celebrated her bar exam with a month-long trip across Europe, visiting Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Scotland and England. The trip was one of the best experiences of her life, and Katie notes that Scotland—where she got engaged—was especially beautiful.

Community Leadership

Katie has long served as a blood donor to her local community blood bank, donating regularly since age 17. She’s currently a member of the “Three Gallons Club” and is steadily working toward her next total of four gallons donated.

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