Originally from Atlanta, GA, Katherine moved to Florida in 1995 to attend Florida State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a BA in English in 1999.
While attending Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, FL Katherine was awarded the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's Scholarship Award for 2003-2004.
Upon graduating from Stetson in 2004 Katherine moved to Fort Myers where she was hired to be a prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office, 20th Judicial Circuit. From there she has diversified her experience into practice areas ranging from criminal defense, debtor Bankruptcy and civil litigation to most recently working at the Fort Myers Office of the 20th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office handling specialty court dockets, including the Lee County Felony Drug Court, Lee County Mental Health Court and Baker Act hearings. Katherine was recently appointed to serve as a member of the Lee County Human Services Council.
She currently lives in Fort Myers with her husband, a retired Lieutenant from the Lee County Sheriff's Office and their two spoiled cats.
Katherine handles a variety of practice areas including criminal cases, civil litigation, divorce and other family law issues.
Upon graduating Magna Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2000; Heather began her legal career as an appellate attorney in Chicago with the Office of the State Appellate Defender.
After relocating to Fort Myers, Heather continued to develop her legal expertise working at the Office of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit. There she handled a variety of criminal cases including juvenile delinquency and specialty court dockets including the Early Intervention Docket and Felony Drug Court.
Heather further honed her appellate work as the writs and appeals advisor of the Fort Myers Public Defender's office and was instrumental in drafting and filing the agency's Writs of Habeas Corpus, especially pertaining to Juvenile Detentions.
Heather is licensed to practice law in both the State of Florida and the State of Illinois. She is also admitted to practice in the Middle District of Florida.
She currently resides in Cape Coral with her husband, a high school counselor, and their son.
Heather handles a variety of practice areas including criminal and civil appeals, wills and estate planning, and juvenile delinquency and dependency.