Katie earned her undergraduate degree from Wofford College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and named Valedictorian. Following graduation, Katie returned to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest University School of Law with the intent of becoming a North Carolina trial lawyer. Katie received her law degree from Wake Forest in 2012, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and at the top of her law school class.
Upon graduation, Katie immediately entered into public service as an Assistant District Attorney in Winston Salem. She felt called to use her law degree on behalf of her community. For the next two years, Katie acted as an advocate in the courtroom for the victims of crime. While an Assistant District Attorney, Katie tried over two dozen cases before a jury in Superior Court. She also tried countless cases before a judge in District Court.
A love of the Triangle brought Katie to Raleigh in 2014, where she began practicing with a small firm devoted to personal injury. For the next three years, Katie represented individuals who had been catastrophically injured through no fault of their own. Her relationship with clients became one of the most important parts of her practice. Her cases involved motor vehicle collisions, premises liability, and wrongful death matters. At Everett Gaskins Hancock, Katie continues to provide representation to individuals in a variety of personal injury cases but has also expanded her practice to include business litigation and administrative law.
Outside of the office, Katie has enjoyed teaching law students the art of trial advocacy through numerous mock trial teams first at Wake Forest University School of Law and now at Campbell School of Law. When she steps away from the law, Katie enjoys spending time with her community at Christ Church, exploring North Carolina State Parks with her greyhound, and attempting yoga.