KATHLEEN (KATE) H. KLAUS, shareholder, joined our Defense and Insurance Coverage group in 2004. She specializes in complex professional liability defense (including lawyers, accountants, and insurance agents), employment defense, and appellate cases, with an emphasis on working seamlessly from initial intake through trial and appeal.
Kate graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1992 and received her Bachelor of Arts in economics, with honors, from the University of Iowa in 1987.
A frequent speaker at trade and professional organizations, Kate has shared her knowledge on various topics, including the application of the federal RICO statute and handling insurance claims procedures.
Since 2013, her peers have continually selected her for inclusion in the annual edition of Best Lawyers in America for her work in legal malpractice law—defendants and since 2018 for her work in professional malpractice law—defendants.
Kate was named the Best Lawyers® 2022 and 2019 Detroit Professional Malpractice Law—Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored with this award.
Recognized in the Michigan edition of Super Lawyers since 2013, Kate was named among the 2021 Top 50 Women Lawyers in Michigan. She has been listed as a DBusiness Magazine Top Lawyer, and recognized as a Michigan Leading Lawyer. HOUR Detroit magazine named Kate one of Michigan’s top female attorneys.