Kate graduated from William Jewell College with a B.A. in Political Science and Organizational Communication. She graduated from University of Missouri Columbia Law School with the honor of Order of the Coif, and was on the Missouri Law Review and Moot Court team. After law school, Kate clerked for Missouri Supreme Court Judge William Ray Price. Kate was a prosecutor for six years, one year with the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and five years with the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office.
Kate is an adjunct professor of constitutional law at William Jewell College. She was a member of the 2010-2011 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy and has served on the Missouri Bar's YLS Council from 2012-2019, and currently serves on the Missouri Bar's Board of Governors.
Lon O. Hocker Trial Advocacy Award in 2016
Represented Cases: State v. Bruegger, 327 S.W.3d 629 (Mo. App. E.D. 2010) State v. Denney, 450 S.W.3d 809 (Mo. App. W.D. 2014) State v. Acton, 440 S.W.3d 560 (Mo. App. W.D. 2013) State v. Crutchfeild, 407 S.W.3d 693 (Mo. App. W.D. 2013) State ex. rel Greufe, 407 S.W.3d 710 (Mo. App. E.D. 2013) Ellis v. JF Enterprises, 482 S.W.3d 417 (Mo. banc 2016) Bar Admissions: Missouri: 2008 U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri: 2008 Kansas: 2009 Education University of Missouri Columbia, School of Law; Columbia, Missouri, J. D. 2008 William Jewell College; Liberty, Missouri, B.A. 2005 Past Employment: Missouri Supreme Court: 2008-2009 Missouri Attorney General’s Office: 2009-2010 Clay County Prosecutor’s Office: 2010-2016 William Jewell College: 2015 present Bar Related Activities: Seventh Judicial Circuit Commission - Member: 2019 - present Missouri Bar Board of Governors: 2019 - present Missouri Bar Young Lawyer Section Council Member: 2012-2019 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy: 2010-2011 Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City KCMBA Fraternities/Sororities: Zeta Tau Alpha