Kate was born and raised in a small town in southeast Ohio.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in gender & women’s studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a master of public administration from the University of Baltimore.
She then received her juris doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. While in law school, Kate was the associate justice of the Moot Court Board, a member of the National Moot Court Team and Treasurer of Phi Alpha Delta.
Before starting her own law firm, Kate was an attorney at the Browne House Law Group here in Tuscaloosa. Prior to entering private practice, Kate was an assistant district attorney with the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s Office and the Hale County District Attorney’s Office. As a prosecutor, Kate tried over a dozen felony cases to verdict and numerous misdemeanor bench trials.
Kate is a member of the Celebrate Pro Bono Task Force of the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association. In addition to her legal commitments, Kate is a Daughter of the American Revolution (DAR). When she’s not working, you’ll find her enjoying downtown Tuscaloosa with her husband Will.