Kate focuses on representing clients in general liability defense, hospital and nursing home malpractice defense, motor vehicle liability defense and underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage cases. Her track record handling a variety of civil litigation matters covers more than a decade, and includes practice in the New Jersey Law and Appellate Divisions, U.S. District Court, U.S. Bankruptcy Court and Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Kate also gained experience working as law clerk to the Honorable Thomas N. Lyons, P.J. Ch., and the Honorable Joseph P. Perfilio, J.S.C., Superior Court of New Jersey, Union County.
Before starting her legal career, Kate gained extensive communications and messaging experience in New Jersey state government. She was an Aide to New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, and spent time as a legislative liaison, press officer and speech writer for the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety’s Office of the Attorney General during the tenure of Attorney General John Farmer and the Division of Gaming Enforcement under the directorship of J.P. Suarez.
Kate graduated summa cum laude from Drew University and later earned her Juris Doctor degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2004. At Wake Forest, she participated in Student Trial Bar Competitions, was Student Bar Association Class Representative, earned the CALI Award for Excellence and earned her stripes as a legal intern with the Honorable Anne E. Thompson, United States District Judge and intern with the Office of the United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Founded in the late 1940s and incorporated in 1976, the New Jersey Association for Justice (NJAJ) is headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. NJAJ is a statewide association of over 2,700 members in private practice and public service, paralegals, law clerks, law students and law school graduates not yet admitted to the bar. NJAJ is dedicated to protecting New Jersey’s families by working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care.