(248) 851-4111 
Katharine G. McCarthy

Phone: (248) 254-4976

Fax: (248) 254-4977

Kate McCarthy brings energy, creativity, and a passion for helping people to the practice of law.

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.


  • Wayne State University Law School,
    Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2013
  • Editor-in-Chief, Wayne Law Review
  • Moot Court In-House and Outside Competition Teams
  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • The College of Wooster,
    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, cum laude, 2009
  • Thesis, Moral Responsibility and the Insanity Defense: Implications for the Mentally Ill
  • AMCA National Moot Court Tournament: 2008 National Champion, Two-Time All-American Honors

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan

Professional Groups

  • State Bar of Michigan
    Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Litigation, Negligence Law & Young Lawyers Sections

Volunteer, Charitable & Community Organizations

  • Daisy Project
  • D-MAN Foundation (Danny’s Miracle Angel Network)