Kate was drawn to the practice of law by her love for advocacy and argument. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara where she double-majored in Psychology and Law & Society, and graduated with honors.
She attended Santa Clara University School of Law where she balanced her traditional legal education with clinic work to develop hands-on experience in the areas of consumer and criminal law. While in law school, she volunteered with multiple non-profit organizations teaching and counseling at-risk youth, investigating claims of innocence of incarcerated individuals, and giving seminars on consumer rights.
After graduating law school with honors, Kate pursued a path of zealous advocacy as a public defender, focusing her energy on holistic representation. During her time as a public defender, she spent nearly every day in the courtroom engaging in all phases of litigation.
Kate relocated to Washington in 2015 with her husband, a native Washingtonian. After relocation, Kate used her experience and passion for advocacy to help veterans obtain federal benefits. In addition to holding the VA accountable, she counseled veterans on how to file successful claims.
Kate is proud to call Kitsap County home, and focuses her private law practice on those areas of law that strike closest to home – those involving family and freedom. Whether you’re facing divorce, incarceration, an aging loved one who can no longer care for themselves, or just want to organize your estate, Kate can help.
Kate understands the complex nature of legal challenges, and how deeply they can impact families. Regardless of the legal landscape you may find yourself in, Kate will provide exceptional legal advice and representation.
When she's not lawyering, Kate enjoys cooking, refinishing furniture, hiking, and reading mystery and sci-fi novels.
Kate is also licensed to practice law in California.
While it won't necessarily solve them, sometimes chocolate makes them a little easier to overcome. Kate keeps a well-stocked candy jar in her office for these occasions.
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