Protect assets from nursing home spend down, effectively plan your estate to avoid probate and unnecessary expense, and take other legal actions to help protect your person, family, and property.
Katherine has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri - St. Louis, a Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law, and is licensed to practice in Illinois and Missouri. She has practiced law for over fifteen years in private practice. Katherine litigates trials, representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and practices in a wide variety of practice areas including administrative law, family, debtor protection, medical malpractice, estate planning, probate, and real estate matters. Her current practice has transitioned to a focus of elder law.
Katherine has served as an accredited VA attorney with the Department of Veterans Affairs since 2008 and works as a veterans advocate. She has served veterans in the capacity of guardian, conservator and VA Fiduciary. She also serves as a legal resource for AARP, Alzheimers Organization and other organizations that focus on assisting the elderly, veterans and the disabled. Most work done for veterans is rendered without cost due to Katherine's deep gratitude and respect for our military men and women.
In addition to practicing law, Katherine had served as a Village of Swansea Trustee from 2013 to 2017. As a Village trustee, Katherine and the Village Board dealt regularly with the review, amendment, and approval of Village contracts and agreements, union negotiations and resulting contracts, Village litigation issues, Village debt servicing, legal issues related to personnel and independent contractors, real estate transactions, and overall Village administration issues.
Katherine has worked for Fortune 500 firms as a management consultant and understands how big business works and has also owned and operated successful small businesses since she had been in college. Katherine worked at the Edward Jones Trust Company working with clients and financial advisors with regard to complex trust and estate matters. She has relevant business experience and knowledge, in addition to the needed and extensive legal experience, that will assist her in better understanding the fact patterns and circumstances of the cases with which she deals. Having a clear understanding of the facts of the case is critical to the effective application of law and making effective recommendations for her clients.
Please call our office for a free initial consultation and allow us the opportunity to provide you with the zealous and effective legal representation you are deserving of.
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To better serve our clients, we have three office locations.
Please note that our Belleville, Illinois office has recently moved from our prior West Main Street location to one block west of the Saint Clair County courthouse.
Our offices are conveniently located at:
110 West Main Street, Suite 150, Belleville Illinois 62220
12747 Olive Boulevard Suite 300, Saint Louis, Missouri 63141
330 Rue St. Francois, Florissant, Missouri 63031
110 West Main Street, Suite 150 Belleville, Illinois 62220
Please know our regular office hours are 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Monday through Friday.
Evening and weekend meetings are available by appointment only..