After graduating from law school, Kate served as a federal law clerk at both the trial court and appellate levels.

Kate joined Tachau Meek in 2009, and litigates cases in state and federal courts. She represents individuals and businesses, plaintiffs and defendants. She has managed a variety of matters including those involving contract disputes, constitutional issues, access to public records under Kentucky’s Open Records Act, professional negligence claims, restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation agreements), fiduciary duties, employment discrimination, insurance coverage disputes, trade secret infringement, employee separation and fee disputes. Kate has represented clients in both state and federal jury trials. Before joining Tachau Meek, Kate served as a law clerk for late Judge John G. Heyburn II of the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky and late Judge Boyce F. Martin, Jr. of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

  • Recognitions
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    Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2013-2018

  • Education
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    Kate received her undergraduate degree from Centre College (BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 2002) and her law school degree from the University of Michigan Law School (JD, cum laude, 2007).

  • Court Admissions
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    Kate is admitted to the Kentucky bar (2007), and is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court, US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the Southern District of Indiana.

  • Work Highlights
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    Kate litigates cases in state and federal courts. She represents individuals and businesses, plaintiffs and defendants. Kate’s clients include local community members and companies, as well as national and international businesses. She has managed a variety of matters including those involving contract disputes, constitutional issues, access to public records under Kentucky’s Open Records Act, professional negligence claims, restrictive covenants (non-competition and non-solicitation agreements), fiduciary duties, employment discrimination, insurance coverage disputes, trade secret infringement, employee separation and fee disputes. Kate has represented clients in both state and federal jury trials.

    Highlights of Kate’s practice include:

    • Securing a Sixth Circuit affirmance of a summary judgment dismissal of a negligence claim against a national insurance agency
    • Negotiating a favorable and efficient settlement on behalf of a local company facing unfair competition by former employee in violation of his fiduciary duties
    • Obtaining summary judgment on behalf of an insurance agency and its agent facing claims of breach of contract by a former customer
    • Representing a local businessman in defeating his former employer’s efforts to prevent him from starting a new company
    • Successfully opposing a petition for certiorari in the US Supreme Court brought by multiple parties following their loss in the Sixth Circuit of a constitutional challenge to Kentucky’s ballot access provisions
    • Achieving favorable judgment in federal court on behalf of a business wrongfully deprived of payments through a breach of contract
    • Efficiently resolving discrimination claims against a local branch of a national bank
    • Obtaining reversal through administrative appeal of an erroneous ruling by a state agency
  • Community & Personal Activities
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    Kate serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisville Bar Association. She also leads the Kentucky Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS), and in that role has organized several continuing legal education programs and networking opportunities for local lawyers.

    Kate is married and has two children.