Katherine is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department and has extensive experience representing professionals, such as attorneys, accountants, and design professionals in a variety of matters, including defense of malpractice claims. She has represented clients in jury and non-jury trials and has been involved in many professional liability appellate matters. Katherine employs an aggressive but practical approach to all matters, and her clients rely on her to create and implement an effective resolution plan when defending or avoiding litigation.

In 2013, Katherine was appointed to be Hearing Officer for the Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court. She is currently serving her second three-year term as a Hearing Officer and has presided over many disciplinary hearings involving numerous ethical issues.

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Board of Bar Overseers, Hearing Committee Member (2013-Present)
  • Co-Chair, Professional Liability Section, Boston Bar Association (2016-2017)
  • Member, Professional Ethics Committee, Massachusetts Bar Association (2016-2017)
  • Section Council, Complex Commercial Litigation Section, Massachusetts Bar Association (2014-2015)
  • Volunteer, Monthly Dial-A-Lawyer Program, Massachusetts Bar Association (2013-2016)
  • Volunteer, Marathon Bombing Legal Assistance Program, Massachusetts Bar Association (2013)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
    • Piling On: The Modern Lawyer’s Relationship with Data – Lecturer (April 2016)
    • Seminar on Motions to Dismiss – Lecturer (April 2015)
  • Real Estate Bar Association Annual Conference
    • Understanding the Revised Rules of Professional ConductLecturer (November 2015)
    • Understanding Your Professional Liability Policy (2009)
  • Boston Bar Association
    • Something Old, Something New: A Review of the Revised Rules of Professional Conduct – Lecturer (May 2015)
    • Managing Problem Clients – Lecturer (April 2014)
    • Thriving in Challenging Times – Lecturer (June 2010)
    • Legal Obligations of Insurers and Their Lawyers When Negotiating Claims (2010)
  • Suffolk University Law School, Law Practice Technology & Innovation Institute
    • Avoiding Common Ethical Pitfalls When Using Social Media – Lecturer (June 2014)
  • Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
    • Representing a Client with Diminished Capacity – Lecturer (2011)
    • Estate Planning Basics Plus – Section on Malpractice Avoidance – Lecturer (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy NITA®
    • Ethical Issues in Trial and Settlement© – Lecturer (December 2013)
  • Law Office Management Assistance Program
    • Ethical Advertising for Legal Services – Lecturer (2011)
  • CNA Accountants and Lawyers Defense Network (“ALADN”) (October 2010)
    • A Pound of Cure: Claim Repair in Legal Malpractice Claims©
  • Minkina v. Frankl, et al., Suffolk Super. Ct. C.A. No. 2009-1961, (obtained summary judgment dismissal and fee award in favor of defendant attorney and law firm in case arising out of employment discrimination and retaliation claim; affirmed).
  • Cohen v. Solomon, et al., Mass. App. Ct., No. 2012-P-1668, (affirming grant of motion to dismiss claim of conversion against accountant-defendant in a case arising out of claim of mismanagement of trust funds).
  • Overbaugh v. Berkshire Bank, et al.¸ 1st Cir., No. 09-1800 (Dec. 16, 2009)(unpublished)(affirming grant of summary judgment in favor of defendant-attorney in a case arising from a commercial banking transaction).
  • In Re: Estate of Barbara I. Dignard, Worcester Probate Ct., No. 07E-81 (Feb. 23, 2009)(unpublished)(declaratory judgment in favor of defendant-attorney after trial of claims of legal malpractice arising from preparation of estate planning documents).
  • Nolin v. Paolino, Bristol Super. Ct., No. 03-0054 (Sept. 27, 2006)(defense verdict in favor of defendant-attorney after jury trial of claims of legal malpractice based on attorney’s involvement in a residential real estate purchase with an open cloud on title).
  • Drew, Sr. v. Drew, Jr., Norfolk Super. Ct. No. 03-2262 (Oct. 14, 2004)(defense verdict in favor of defendant-attorney after jury trial of claims of legal malpractice based on attorney’s estate planning work for plaintiff).
  • “Rising Star,” Super Lawyers (2007-2010)
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader, Boston, Massachusetts (2013 – Present)
  • Teach for America, Warrenton, Corps Member Teacher (1992 – 1994)
  • Beacon Hill Village, Volunteer (2015 – Present)