Shaw Valenza LLP • Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California 95814
Katie L. Patterson is an associate, working in Shaw Valenza LLP’s Sacramento office. Katie primarily defends employers in employment law matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. Katie handles a variety of claims, involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, wage-hour, denial of leave, and other employment law issues.
Katie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2001 with degrees in both Psychology and History. She also earned an Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine, and was a 911 paramedic in Washington, D.C. She earned a J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 2009, where she graduated with Distinction and was a Board member of the Lambda Law Student Association. She also served as a teaching assistant for McGeorge’s Appellate Advocacy program. After law school Katie continued to teach at McGeorge and taught Principles of Legal Analysis as well as Practical and Persuasive Legal Writing.
Katie is currently on the Board of Directors of the Sacramento County Bar Association. She is past co-chair of the Sacramento Lawyers for the Equality of Gays and Lesbians (“SacLEGAL”), was an Associate Member of the Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court, and is an active member of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento.
Before joining Shaw Valenza, Katie was an associate with Johnson Schachter & Lewis, A.P.L.C., where she practiced employment law litigation.
- College: University of Texas at Austin
- Law School: University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, 2009