After adopting and fostering children, family formation law became Katie’s focus and passion. Katie has served as a director and general counsel for a multi-state adoption agency, represented Florida’s Department of Children and Families as a senior prosecutor in Miami, and has represented many clients in complex business and insolvency litigation. Katie has represented a number of organizations as amicus curiae, including the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Attorneys, Coalition for Intercountry Adoption, and the Florida Adoption Council.
Katie represents agencies and prospective adoptive parents in adoptions. Katie handles many cases across state lines and is experienced in handling applications with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children, regulations 1, 2, 4, 7 and 12. An experienced federal litigator, Katie represents parents in international custody disputes, such as those involving the Hague Abduction Treaty.
Katie has been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Social Change and The Federalist. She has spoken and provided trainings on adoption to the Department of Children and Families and the National Council For Adoption. As a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, Katie is recognized by colleagues as a vetted and experienced adoption attorney.
Katie earned her law degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and BA in Government from the University of Texas.
Florida state courts
U.S. District Court Southern District (Florida)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District (Florida)
U.S. District Court Middle District (Florida)
U.S. District Court Northern District (Florida)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circui