Katie focuses her practice on defending manufactures in complex product liability and commercial litigation. She draws on her prowess in written advocacy to support her clients in a range of matters.
Katie served a two-year term as a law clerk for Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr. for the Western District of Kentucky, where she worked closely with Judge McKinley on a variety of cases—both criminal and civil. In this role, she assisted Judge McKinley in the resolution of dispositive motions, the disposition of appeals and the facilitation of pretrial practice, trial preparation and management and post-trial procedure. On the other side of the bench, she has experience with pre-trial litigation, including motion practice and discovery and she has acted as second-chair at trial.
Katie served as the Managing Editor for the Kentucky Law Journal, the tenth oldest continually published law journal in the nation, and was a member of the Moot Court Board. She received the highest grade in four courses, received the Lowell T. Hughes Award for Outstanding Research and Scholarship Writing for her student note published in the Kentucky Law Journal, took first place in the University of New Hampshire’s IDEA Intellectual Property Law Review Annual Student Writing Competition for her article published in the IDEA Intellectual Property Law Review, and served as the Chair of the Honor Council.
Outside of her practice, Katie thoroughly enjoys the academic challenge of the law, as she has assisted in the preparation of CLE programs and has authored publications, both on a diverse array of topics. Further, Katie has participated in many pro bono activities including serving the Kentucky Lawyers for the Arts which supports artists, artistic communities and arts organizations, and she is a member of various local and national professional organizations.