Katherine is an associate in the firm’s Litigation department.
Before joining Cades Schutte, Katherine clerked for the Honorable Mark E. Recktenwald of the Hawai‘i Supreme Court and served as the Chief Justice’s special assistant, supporting the administration of the Hawai‘i judiciary. She also clerked for the Honorable Richard R. Clifton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Katherine earned her law degree, with honors, from the University of Chicago Law School, where she served as the Executive Topics & Comments Editor for The University of Chicago Law Review. During law school, she also participated in the Criminal & Juvenile Justice Clinic, representing indigent youth accused of delinquency and crime in Chicago, and interned for Legal Aid Chicago and the New York Civil Liberties Union.
Katherine is admitted to practice law in both Hawai‘i and New York.
- Executive Topics & Comments Editor for volume 86 of The University of Chicago Law Review
- Pro Bono Service Initiative Award for completing than 50 hours of pro bono work during law school
- J.D. , The University of Chicago Law School, with honors (2019)
- M.A. , Relay Graduate School of Education (2016)
- B.A. , Cornell University, with distinction (2014)
- Hawai‘i State Bar (2021)
- Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2022)
- New York State Bar (2022)
- Hawaii State Bar Association
- Chief Justice Mark E. Recktenwald, Supreme Court of Hawai‘i (2019-21)
- Judge Richard R. Clifton, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2021-22)
- Vindication for Students with Disabilities: Waiving Exhaustion for Unavailable Forms of Relief After Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, Comment, 85 U. Chi. L. Rev. 987 (2018)