Kate focuses her practice exclusively on family law, delivering pragmatic, compassionate help during challenging times. Kate is an experienced trial attorney, with years of litigation work including complex custody agreements; high asset divorces including business valuations; abuse issues; and military divorces. Kate was a military spouse herself, and interned with the JAG corps during law school. As such, she has a unique and robust understanding of military benefits and their correct allocation at divorce.
Before starting her firm in 2016, Kate was Associate Attorney at a well-regarded Tacoma, WA family law firm. There, she learned how to deliver quality results while treating all parties with dignity and respect.
Kate’s personal dedication to her clients is evidenced by her past work with the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, the Immigration Clinic at St. Mary’s University School of Law, and by her ongoing involvement with Legal Aid of Eastern Missouri. She is a member of the Missouri Bar Association, the Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Saint Louis, and the Family Law Section of the Missouri Bar Association.
|MO||Good Standing, Active||2018||11/18/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Licensing Scholarship||National Military Family Association||2015|
|Managing Attorney||Stapleton Family Law||2019 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||The Law Office of Kate Stapleton||2016 - 2019|
|Associate Attorney||The Law Office of Rachel Rolfs||2015 - 2016|
|Intake||The Legal Aid Society of Hawaii||2014 - 2015|
|JAG Intern||U.S. Army JAG Corps||2013 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis||Member||2019 - Present|
|Missouri Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2018 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Tacoma Pierce County Bar Association, Family Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Military Spouse JD Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Military Spouse JD Network||Eight Ways to Ease the Stress of Finding Childcare After a PCS||2015|
|St. Marys University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2014|
|Truman State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude||2006|
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