About the Firm

My name is Kate Gillespie.  After 10 years developing a legal and litigation foundation from both the defense and plaintiff sides, I founded my own firm to better satisfy clients’ needs.  That means better outcomes, but just as important, it means a better experience for the client throughout the legal process.

What you can expect working with me is an experienced and accomplished attorney and an individual who will take the time to understand your objectives and concerns.  Whether you are a sophisticated business owner or an individual new to legal proceedings, the process can be lengthy, confusing, and stressful.  My goal is to minimize those negative aspects of the process while achieving the best outcome for you.

Credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Business Administration from the University of Oregon
  • Juris Doctor degree with honors from Loyola Law School Los Angeles,  awarded the Hon. William M. Byrne, Sr. Graduation Award for Trial Advocacy
  • Recognized by Thomas Reuters’ Los Angeles Magazine publication in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 as a Super Lawyers Rising Star
  • Recognized as one of the Top Women Attorneys in Southern California’s Outstanding Young Lawyers in October 2012

Admissions:

  • State Bar of California
  • The United States District Court Central District of California
  • The United States District Court Eastern District of California
  • The United States District Court Southern District of California
  • The United States District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin

Memberships:

  • American Association of Justice
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Santa Monica Bar Association

Volunteer Work:

  • Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution:  assisted with Mediations and Conciliations for cases involving Landlord-Tenant issues, Credit/Collections issues, Child Custody issues, as well as, many others
  • Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law:  assisted with Dissolution of Marriage cases, Child Custody cases, and obtaining Temporary Restraining Orders
  • Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles: assisted with advocating for children separated from their families