Katie Nowak joined Hanna Brophy as an associate attorney in May of 2013.  She defends self-insured private employers, public entities, and insurance carriers in all aspects of workers’ compensation.

Katie graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and a minor in English.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law. While at USD, Katie served double-tenure as the treasurer of the Women’s Law Caucus, clerked at a civil litigation firm, and mediated cases at San Diego County Small Claims Court.

professional activities

  • Orange County Bar Association, Workers’ Compensation Section
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Lawyer’s Club of San Diego

Community Involvement

  • Former Domestic Violence Clinic Volunteer through Pro Bono Legal Advocates
  • Former Domestic Violence & Unlawful Detainer Clinic Coordinator through Pro Bono Legal Advocates

how am I green?

I recycle and use paperless credit card & bank statements

  • Workers' Compensation Defense

  • State Bar of California

Awards & Rankings
  • High Pass in Negotiations (Highest Grade in Class)
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Society, awarded membership in 2011


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