The interconnection between human rights and the environment has fueled her passion for the law and brought her to the United States to expand her education and practice, leading her to join Keller Rohrback’s nationally recognized Complex Litigation Group where she can represent both individuals and governments confronted with environmental problems.
Kate is originally from Australia and is dual-qualified as an attorney in both Australia and the United States, gaining admission to the Washington Bar in 2022. Throughout her career in both jurisdictions, she has focused on environmental law. After law school, Kate worked as a legal intern with Earth Rights International in Thailand, before returning to Australia to clerk for a Judge of the Federal Court of Australia. As a judicial clerk, she worked on several complex cases, including assisting with a six-month trial of a medical product class action. Kate then worked as a government attorney at the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office representing various government agencies in environmental regulation, environmental prosecutions, and Aboriginal land rights.
Kate relocated to the United States in early 2021 to pursue a Master of Laws in Environmental, Natural Resources, and Energy Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. While pursuing her masters, she was a clinic student with the Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment and the Earthrise Law Center, working on environmental public interest cases. Before becoming a full-time attorney at Keller Rohrback in May 2022, Kate spent a few months clerking for the firm.
Kate recognizes the importance of the environment as a social justice issue and is thrilled to bring her efficiency and expertise to Keller Rohrback where she can make a difference firsthand helping to protect our people, communities, and environment.
In her free time, Kate enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and enjoying the outdoors anyway she can.