Kate is a litigation attorney at Kirkpatrick and Startzel and focuses her practice on civil defense litigation. She also represents clients who have been charged with DUIs and DWIs as well as other criminal matters.  Kate strives to provide the best legal services to each and every one of her clients. She uses her education, experience, knowledge, and creativity to deliver each client the most effective legal representation based on their circumstances.

Kate received her Bachelor of Arts in English and Psychology from the University of Washington. Kate graduated Cum Laude from Gonzaga School of Law. While at Gonzaga, Kate prosecuted misdemeanor crimes for the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.


  • University of Washington, 2004
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, 2019, Cum Laude

Bar Admissions

  • Washington State Bar
  • Idaho State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Spokane County Bar Association
  • Idaho State Bar
  • Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Washington

During her free time, Kate enjoys traveling and spending time with her two sons. Kate is also an adjunct professor at Spokane Community College.