After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in social ecology, specializing in criminology, at the University of California, Irvine in 1996, Katie pursued her law degree at Whittier Law School. In the summer of 2000, she completed an externship in Singapore, which extended her legal knowledge to other parts of the world.

Katie worked as in-house counsel for a mortgage company after she earned her Juris Doctor, where she practiced in contracts and mortgage banking law. In 2004, she moved from Orange County to Bakersfield and joined Hanna Brophy. She has started a family and has made Bakersfield her home.

As a certified legal specialist in workers’ compensation, she has handled complex cases, including but not limited to AOE/COE trials with numerous witnesses, 132a claims, and serious & willful allegations. She represents self-insured employers and insurance carriers. She is a proponent of early case settlements and aggressive case handling.

  • Labor Code section 132a and Serious & Willful Misconduct
  • Workers' Compensation Defense


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