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Licensed in Texas and Maryland
Katherine graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a BA in criminal justice after spending 3 years in the United States Air Force.

In 1987 she graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law also in San Antonio, and then moved with her husband and two toddler children to Austin. There she began work for the Texas Attorney General’s Office representing State agencies in federal bankruptcy courts.

In 1990 she moved with her family to Annapolis, Maryland where she passed the Maryland Bar exam and began representing Maryland National Bank in Federal Bankruptcy Court while in Maryland.

With another professional move for her husband, Katherine and her family returned to Austin, Texas in 1992. Katherine then began representing the Texas Department of Transportation in the area of eminent domain litigation once again at the Texas Attorney General’s Office. Katherine spent a total of 14 years with the Attorney General’s Office in Austin.

In 2004 Katherine moved to the Dallas area and began representing landowners in eminent domain and condemnation cases with the law firm Vassallo & Salazar, P.C. in 2014 Katherine represented the City of Dallas in several real estate cases, and in 2016 Katherine began practicing as a solo practitioner.

Katherine has litigated cases in state courts both with and without a jury and made oral arguments to both State and Federal Courts of Appeal.

As part of her passion for dogs and horses she represents clients with animal related issues including contracts. Katherine enjoys participating in focus groups for laws relating to animals, and occasionally assists a national dog club with their business dealings.

She loves spending down time with her Maltese dogs and 5 grandchildren.