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 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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    • 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


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

    • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Family Law Certified Specialist 
    • 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); President (2020-Present)
    • Akron Bar Association, Family Law Section—Member (2014-Present)

    Community Involvement

    • Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court, Neutral Evaluation Day— Volunteer Neutral Evaluator/Mediator (2019) 
    • Named to The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Family Law (2020-2022) and Family Law Mediation (2022)
    • Named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Star list (2018-2021)
    • Recipient of the Avvo Client's Choice Award (2016, 2019)
    • "When Closely Held Businesses Are Held Too Closely?" Association of Corporate Counsel, Cleveland, OH (August 2021)
    • “CPFA Breaks Down Hollywood’s Marriage Story and Identifies Key Learning Points,” Center for Principled Family Advocacy CLE, Webinar (March 2020)
    • "Domestic Relations: Practical Overview for Healthcare and Corporate Attorneys," Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association's (CMBA) Health Care Section Lunch & Learn, Cleveland, OH (December 2019) 
    • "COVID-19's Impact on the Health Care Industry, Domestic Relations and The Bankruptcy Wave," Association of Corporate Counsel, Webinar (November 2020)
    • "Domestic Relations: Potential Impact on Business," Association of Corporate Counsel, Cleveland, OH (August 2019) 
    • "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)