As an associate in the firm’s Employment & Labor, Municipal Law, and Insurance Defense groups, Kate encounters new issues and challenges every day, including legal questions that have never been litigated. Quick on her feet and comfortable in the courtroom, she immerses herself in the law and facts of each case to help clients achieve the best possible outcomes.
After graduating with honors from The College of Wooster, Kate returned home to Michigan to attend Wayne State University Law School on a full academic scholarship. There, she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Wayne Law Review and participated in moot court before earning her Juris Doctor, cum laude.
Kate then joined the municipal department of a midsized Detroit-area firm, prosecuting criminal cases for city and township clients, handling discovery assignments, and providing invaluable assistance to senior partners at trial. Kate also took it upon herself to draft newsletters and alerts intended to keep clients abreast of legislative developments and key cases. Looking to grow her practice and apply her talents, she joined Zausmer, August & Caldwell, P.C. in 2016.
In college, Kate opted to become a lawyer over a career as a special needs teacher, but she now volunteers with The Daisy Project, a nonprofit that works to provide medical and recreational equipment to special needs families, and DMAN Foundation (Danny’s Miracle Angel Network), an organization devoted to enriching the lives of families and individuals living with physical and mental disabilities.