“I have a passion for social justice and standing up for those who don’t always have a voice in society.”
University of Richmond School of Law J.D., 1996
Sacred Heart University B.S., 1989
For over 20 years, Kate O’Leary has dedicated her talents and passion serving the City of Richmond. Working directly for the City, Kate has served as assistant, senior, and deputy city attorney. Over the course of her career, she’s made thousands of court appearances and spent tens of thousands of hours in court. Her work has touched all levels of state courts, including Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, General District Court, Circuit Court, Virginia Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Virginia.
Today, she supports local government and child welfare and family law — and stands up for some of the most vulnerable people within our community. She’s an ardent advocate fighting for children’s safety and welfare who works intelligently and efficiently throughout the legal process. Whether advocating for a child, family, social worker, or another individual, Kate is forthright and determined as she supports each client’s well-being and success.
In her free time, Kate is a self-proclaimed bibliophile, reading at least 100 books each year. She loves to travel, go to the beach, eat good food, and connect with people who have similar passions. Kate also greatly enjoys any time spent with her family.
While I have many favorites (like She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb), my current favorite book is one I haven’t read yet.