Kathryn spent 12 years as a death penalty public defender. Her practice areas include Constitutional and criminal law, indigent defense and public interest funding, mitigation or narrative client stories, and comparative law. She is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional who focuses on how privacy laws and social norms affect individuals and small businesses.
As a lifelong geek, Kathryn obsesses over many things. Her efforts are not limited to legal writing: she can wax on about pretty much anything from open-source software and IOT devices to birdwatching and pottery.
LSE's general course programme provides students with the opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading economic minds. Along with coursework in statistics and macroeconomics, Kathryn studied the economic development of sub-saharan Africa, India, and Japan. Her fascination with the smelting of pig iron and the selection of rice strains continues to this day.
Kathryn was selected to participate in the Women in Power program at GW's Mount Vernon campus, a residential living and learning program dedicated to the advancement of women. She took advantage of GW's Washington, D.C., location to gain "inside the beltway" experience, interning for a U.S. Congressman and a non-profit media consulting group. She graduated cum laud with a degree in economics after completing masters-level coursework on the economics of innovation and technology.
Kathryn's awards at LSU Law include CALI awards for excellence in Legal Writing, Advanced Appellate Advocacy, and European Human Rights. Her writing and oral advocacy skills earned her a position on the Moot Court Board and on the national award-winning International Criminal Court moot court team.
Kathryn has over a decade of experience in the legal profession and has produced countless memoranda and briefs on a variety of issues. As a legal content writer, she delivers timely, well-researched blog posts for law firm blogs and solo practitioner websites.
Types of content provided include:
- Summaries of filings for law firm newsletters.
- Up to date briefings on new court opinions.
- Evergreen content that showcases law firm practice areas.
Tourists and business travelers increasingly use the web to find restaurants and bars to visit in new locations. For five years, Kathryn helped a New Orleans restaurant and bar develop its web presence and interact with customers on social media and email exchanges.
Her work included marketing copy for wedding and venue packages, location descriptions for the company website, and menu descriptions. She also worked with the managers and owner to draft the policy and procedure manual for employees, provide written responses to incidents, and issue press releases for important events.
Kathryn knows the importance of professional, easy-to-read blog posts to generate business. She is familiar with Wordpress, Blogger, Drupal, and other blogging engines.
Kathryn is skilled at creating and editing effective oral presentations for judges, juries, and peers.