Overview

Katie is a family law attorney who counsels clients through difficult matters. Her practice is concentrated in several areas including divorce, dissolution of marriage, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, and mediation.

Katie represents both men and women and takes a "big picture" approach when managing a variety of complex cases. She is proficient in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She negotiates mutually agreeable settlements and, if necessary, litigates cases through the court. Katie works efficiently with clients to find creative solutions to all family law matters, while also advocating for successful results.

Katie is the President-Elect of the Center for Principled Family Advocacy, an organization that promotes alternatives to litigation in resolving divorce and parenting issues in Ohio. She has advanced training in Collaborative Law, Divorce Mediation, and Domestic Abuse and has been trained as a Guardian Ad Litem and Parenting Coordinator.

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Practices

    • Evaluating, protecting, and dividing closely-held business interests.
    • Interpreting and evaluating the enforcement of prenuptial agreements and tracing premarital, inherited, and gifted assets relating to separate property claims.
    • Accounting for misappropriated/concealed marital assets and other forms of financial misconduct.
    • Briefing and arguing matters in Ohio appellate courts.
    • Handling post-decree matters, such as the enforcement of court-orders, non-disclosed assets, child support and spousal support modification, and child custody and visitation modification, including cases transferred from other states and jurisdictions (UCCJEA).
    • Working with parents with special needs children, including evaluating the continuation of a child support and visitation after a child's emancipation based on a child's disabilities (aka Castle cases).
  • Education

    • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    • John Carroll University, B.A., cum laude, 2008

    Admissions

    • State of Ohio
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Professional Affiliations

    • Ohio State Bar Association—Member (2012-Present)
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Assocation, Family Law Section—Member (2012-Present)
    • Center for Principled Family Advocacy—Member (2016-Present); Secretary (2017-2018); President-Elect (2019-Present)
    • Akron Bar Association, Family Law Section—Member (2014-Present)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star list (2018; 2019)
    • Recipient of the Avvo Client's Choice Award (2016)
    • "Business of Law," Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH (February 2019)
    • "Basic Cooperative Divorce Training," Center for Principled Family Advocacy CLE, Cleveland, OH (August 2018)
    • "Best Practices of Your First Summer Legal Job," Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH (November 2017)
    • "The Practice of Law and Business Development," Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, OH (November 2016)
    • "Divorce 101," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association CLE Seminar, Cleveland, OH (October 2016)