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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorneys Rising Star||Los Angeles Magazine||2014|
|Top Women Attorneys||Los Angeles Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top Women Attorneys||Los Angeles Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2012|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2011|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2010|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Rising Star||Southern California Super Lawyers||2008|
|Winner||William M. Byrne, Sr. Trial Advocacy Competition||2003|
|Dean's Honor List||N/A||1996|
|Attorney/Owner||The Gillespie Law Firm||2010 - Present|
|Attorney||Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman||2007 - 2011|
|Associate||Yukevich, Calfo & Cavanaugh||2005 - 2007|
|Associate||Murchison & Cumming, LLP Lawyers||2003 - 2005|
|Legal Intern||Murchison & Cumming||2002 - 2003|
|Law Clerk||Harriett Buhai Law Center||2001 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Santa Monica Bar Association, Family Law Section||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Women's Lawyers Association of Los Angeles||Member||2011 - Present|
|Admisision to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|Admission to U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California||N/A||2005 - Present|
|Admission to U.S. District Court, Southern District of California||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Admission to U.S. District Court, Central District of California||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Admission to California||N/A||2003 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|Byrne Trial Advocacy Competition Team||Member||2001 - 2002|
|Knipe v.SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 553 (E.D.Pa 2008)||N/A|
|Knipe v. SmithKline Beecham, 583 F.Supp.2d 602 (E.D.Pa. 2008)||N/A|
|Cunningham v. SmithKline Beecham, 255 F.R.D. 474 (N.D.Ind. 2009)||N/A|
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|BNA's Toxics Law Reporter Vol. 25, No. 20||"BNA Insights: Acquiring Immunity to the Learned Intermediary Defense,"||2010|
|Advocate||"Outsmarting The 'Learned-Intermediary Doctrine' Defense||2010|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of Oregon||Psychology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|
|Legal Council Webinar||Family Law Financial Management||2012|
Posted by Andrew
Kate Gillespie is a very talented attorney and an expert in all matters pertaining to family law. I hired Kate three years ago when I was unable to get a custody agreement from my ex-wife and Kate worked diligently and effectively to accomplish my goals of obtaining equal custody of my children and a fair support order from the Court. Over the past few years, Kate has defended me on several additional matters against my ex-wife and has prevailed on each one through her skills and honesty. Without her hard work, determination and kindness I would not have equal custody of my children.
Kate charges market fees for her services and as a client I always felt she was available and responsive. Her attention to detail, counsel and advice on tactics and strategy are a great value for a client seeking either a mediated settlement or to prevail on a motion before a family court judge. Kate has done so much for my family, I would highly recommend Kate to any person who needs family law representation without hesitation.
Posted by Debbie
I was referred to Kate and immediately knew I liked her! Extremely professional and knowledgeable yet super easy to relate to and very KIND!
My husband and I were divorcing after almost 24 years of marriage and I was in the darkest place imaginable. It was the worst time in my life and she made me feel like someone was on my team and promised "we" would get through this... and I did, thanks to Kate. I never felt alone. I always felt better and confident in this process after speaking with her. She always assured me I was going to be okay... I was and I am!
I'm very foreign to the legal world and she held my hand every step of the way. Often having to repeat and explain to me in ways that I could understand. This was a very emotional time for me and she had the patience of a Saint!
Believe when I say she knows her stuff! Very powerful with a strong punch but in such a caring way.
There is no doubt I could have gotten through this without her, I would recommend her to anyone! She made a horrible time much easier.
I cried hugging her as we left our last and final meeting. Not sure because we were done and she did an AMAZING job or because i felt like I made a friend... I think it was both!!!
I can't thank her enough!
Very proud to say I know such an INCREDIBLE person/attorney!!
Posted by anonymous
I consulted with Ms, Gillespie for a situation where I had been living with an individual for 14 years. There had been admitted infidelities by him and possible health implications. There were also financial dealings that were worrisome.
She was outstanding in her empathy toward my situation. I felt like I was listened to! She advised me of the health risks and to take the necessary tests to give me peace of mind. She advised me to stop all communication with him so that I would not be swayed by him and go back to more abuse by him.
Ms. Gillespie is an astute, highly qualified attorney who knows human behavior and will work so that an individual will not only get excellent legal help but psychological guidance in dealing with very difficult and draining situations.
I highly recommend her. She really was an awesome representative for my situation.
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