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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Washington DC Super Lawyers||2014|
|Public Interest Fellowship||Chicago Kent Law School||1999|
|Partner||Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell||2008 - Present|
|Assistant Attorney General||Office Of The Attorney General For The District Of Columbia||2004 - 2008|
|Law clerk to the Honorable Nan R. Shuker||DC Superior Court||2003 - 2004|
|Staff Attorney/Pro Bono Coordinator||DC Bar Pro Bono Program||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||Member||2013 - Present|
|Friends of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia||Treasurer||2011 - Present|
|Domestic Violence Rules Committee||Member||2011 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section||Mentor||2011 - Present|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2002 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Steering Committee||Member||2009 - 2012|
|In the Matters of M.D. and B.D., 135 Daily Wash. L. Rptr. 1193 (D.C. Super. Ct. May 14, 2007).||N/A|
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|Chicago-Kent College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|College of Wooster||English||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1992|
|Law school event||Creating Work-Life Balance||2013|
|District of Columbia Bar||Dealing with Difficult Clients||2013|
|Guest Lecturer||Child Protection Mediation Training||2006|
Posted by anonymous
I would highly recommend Katie O'Rourke. She is an extremely competent, kind, experienced and level headed attorney whose guidence is invaluable throughout the divorce process.
Posted by Rick
I retained Katie to help me navigate a difficult domestic issue. She provided clear, concise, and analytically rigorous legal advice in helping me make key decisions on such issues as reclaiming personal property, restraining orders and other miscellaneous domestic issues. Fortunately, all issues were resolved peacefully and no litigation was required. Her reassurance and serenity in getting through a difficult time were essential in helping me get back to a normal life as quickly as possible. I found it especially helpful that Katie was flexible in analyzing and discussing issues with me via telephone, email and in person - a big help given my intense work schedule. Most importantly, every time I dealt with Katie, I felt as though I was dealing with a human being that put my welfare first and foremost. I hope I never have to retain her services again, but if I do, I will not hesitate to call her.
Posted by Richard
Katie impressed me on our first meeting with a patient confidence that I found genuine. She remained responsive and communicative throughout the process, typically responding to a question or concern within 24 hours. She heard my concerns and so doing, didn't seek to impose views contrary to what she understood to be my best interests. Having stated that, I also felt that if she thought I was proposing to move forward in a manner that would have conflicted with or undermined my ultimate goal of providing a fair and supportive settlement, she would have intervened for my own sake first, as opposed to that of her firm's. My conclusion to this end came in part from my personal read of Katie, as well as my familiarity of her prior public service work. I can't be certain if this ethos is part of her firm's culture, but I felt that in my case, Katie took a sincere interest simply helping me through what she rightly understood as an exceptionally painful process. She did so with behavior objectively professional and not excessively sympathetic, this having been the right approach. So - highly recommended.
Jonathan Dana, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
I endorse this lawyer. There is a reason Katie recently became a partner at our law firm: She is extremely committed to her clients and the results they seek. She is a strong negotiator and litigator and will work endlessly and persistently to attain justice and fairness for her clients. And, if that means playing hardball, she can do it as well as anybody. In addition, Katie is thoughtful and a very good listener (and empathetic); as a result, she is very attuned to her client's needs and desires. She is always ready to provide counsel. If you need an excelllent family lawyer Katie should be on the top of your list for all the reasons stated above.