Kate has practiced law since earning her law degree at the University of Georgia in 1983, beginning her career in indigent legal services in Atlanta. She is admitted to practice in Arizona, New Mexico, and the Navajo Nation.
Since moving to Arizona in 1989, Kate has worked exclusively for tribes, both in-house and under contract. Before joining Sacks Tierney, Kate was a principal attorney for the Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Water Rights Unit, working to advance the water rights claims of the Nation through negotiated settlements and litigation.
Kate is an avid photographer and, together with her husband, operates their small cattle ranch in the Peloncillo Mountains in southeastern Arizona.