Kate is a trial attorney at Conyers & Nix, P.C., where her practice focuses primarily on criminal defense. Kate started her career as a civil litigator, but realized that her talents were more suited for the fast-paced atmosphere of criminal defense. She joined the Salt Lake Legal Defender Association (LDA) in 2011, representing hundreds of indigent defendants in plea negotiations and trial. Kate started her own firm with her law partner, Jesse Nix, in 2018.
In addition to her legal work, Kate provides extensive pro bono work. She has been recognized with many national and state awards, including the prestigious Sandra Day O’Connor Award for Professional Service by the American Inns of Court, Utah State Bar Young Lawyer of the Year Award, and the Utah State Bar Pro Bono Publico Young Lawyer of the Year Award. Most recently in 2018, the University of Utah awarded Kate with their Distinguished Alumna award.