“I enjoy fiercely advocating for my clients, both through oral arguments and written briefs. I also appreciate the lasting relationships with my clients and colleagues.”
University of Notre Dame Law School 2017
Washington and Lee University 2014
U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U. S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Katherine is a determined attorney who helps school divisions and other government entities overcome challenging litigation. She brings a strong work ethic matched with experience helping clients navigate special education issues. As a legal ally, Katherine’s proactive support and insight helps each client look ahead and reach their best outcomes.
Katherine joined Sands Anderson in 2020 and has in-depth understanding of the specific legal issues K – 12 public school divisions can face with special education litigation. She also helps clients respond to investigations from the United States Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Education. No matter the reason clients seek her support, she works tirelessly on their behalf and upholds efficient, clear communication. Keeping clients informed throughout the legal process is important to Katherine, as she believes clarity fosters efficiency and advocacy.
In her free time, Katherine enjoys cooking and long-distance running. She also likes watching Virginia Tech and Notre Dame football games.
Experienced with the Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Defended clients successfully and independently in multiday, special education due process hearings.
Experienced in drafting complaints and dispositive motions in special education matters before both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.
Edward Barrett Trial Advocacy Award The University of Notre Dame Law School
Larry Sutter Best Advocate Award American Association of Justice, National Student Trial Advocacy Competition
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Virginia Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association
Washington and Lee Alumni Association Richmond chapter member
Notre Dame Alumni Association Richmond chapter member
Volunteer pro bono representation for clients in domestic violence protective order hearings in Richmond and Henrico