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Kate is an associate municipal attorney at Ogden Murphy Wallace. Her practice emphasizes land use.


Kate handles a variety of municipal matters for the firm’s clients, with special emphasis on land use and public records issues. In her time at OMW, Kate has assisted on a number of land use appeals, including appeals before Hearing Examiners, the Growth Management Hearings Boards, and the Superior Courts. Before joining Ogden Murphy Wallace, she worked for two Seattle-based boutique environmental firms, volunteered with the land use section of the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, and served as a clerk to the Vermont Environmental Court. While volunteering for the Seattle City Attorney’s Office, Kate worked on land use and real property issues arising in the context of urban forests, floating homes, and public waterways.

Kate received her B.A. from Oberlin College and graduated from Vermont Law School summa cum laude. While in law school, she was Senior Articles Editor for the Vermont Law Review and a finalist in the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition.

  • Washington State Bar Association

  • J.D., Vermont Law School
  • B.A., Oberlin College
  • Presenter, "Extreme Risk Protection Orders," WSAMA Annual Spring Conference, May 2018