Kate graduated from Suffolk University Law School cum laude in January 2005. While in law school Kate was a member of the Suffolk University Law Review. She was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 2005. Prior to law school, Kate graduated from Brandeis University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a double major in History and African and Afro-American Studies, and was a member of the soccer and track and field teams at Brandeis. Beginning in March, 2005 until August, 2007, Kate served as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court in Springfield, Massachusetts where she focused on civil and criminal litigation writing and research.
Kate joined Lyon & Fitzpatrick in 2007, focusing her practice on civil litigation, landlord-tenant and housing law. Kate’s landlord-tenant and housing practice includes representing landlords, property owners and property management companies in residential and commercial summary process (eviction) actions and civil cases as well as defending clients in housing discrimination actions. Kate advises and counsels landlords on all aspects of the landlord/tenant relationship including but not limited to, applications for housing, leases, State Sanitary Code compliance, security deposits and last months rent, disputes between tenants, lead paint law and reasonable accommodations and modifications. Kate also represents court-appointed Receivers in Housing Court, providing experienced advice on the receivership process and sale of receivership properties. Kate serves on the Western Division Housing Court Bench Bar Subcommittee and has presented at the annual Receivership Training.
A native of Belchertown, Kate has served on the Town of Belchertown Personnel Board since 2008. Kate lives in Belchertown with her husband and two children.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Hampden County Bar Association
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D. – 2005
- Brandeis University, B.A. – 2000