Katherine graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in criminology. She went to law school knowing that she wanted to practice criminal law after graduation. Katherine graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at Louisiana State University and was admitted to the practice of law in Louisiana the same year. During college, she worked as an intern with the Hillsborough Public Defender’s Office, in the investigation division, and during law school, she worked as an intern with the East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney’s Office, confirming her love for working in the criminal justice system.
Katherine began her legal career at the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Central Staff where her responsibilities included reviewing criminal appeals filed with the court and drafting recommendations and memoranda to the Court to assist with its rulings.
She began honing her skills at criminal litigation in 2009 when she joined the Shreveport City Attorney’s Office as an assistant city prosecutor. She prosecuted thousands of cases ranging from minor traffic offenses to first and second offense domestic abuse battery and driving while intoxicated offenses.
After four years, Katherine felt that she could better make a difference in the community and with the individuals who were charged with crimes and their families by transitioning into a criminal defense practice. She practiced with Elton Richey & Associates, where she had an active criminal defense and personal injury practice handling cases ranging from misdemeanor DWI and drug offenses to felony sexual offenses, and more.
Katherine is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, and holds memberships in the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Shreveport Bar Association, where she currently serves as Treasurer of the Women's Section, and was appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards in 2016 to serve as a Member of the Louisiana Public Defender Board.
In her spare time, Katherine avoids talking to Sarah about Texas A&M football and spends the rest of her time trying to make her way through the huge stack of “to-read” books on her shelves and anxiously awaiting the next movie in the Star Wars franchise.