Kathryn (Kate) C. Newman

Of Counsel || Las Vegas

During college, Kate was a member of Georgetown University’s Varsity Women’s Crew.  While in college and law school, she took advantage of opportunities to intern on Capitol Hill in a variety of capacities.

Following law school, Kate moved to Phoenix, Arizona to join a regional firm, focusing on civil litigation. In 2002, her career took her to Chicago, Illinois to work at a large international firm. While in Chicago, Kate’s practice focused on internal investigations and defending complex, class action litigation.

In 2009, Kate had the opportunity to join the Department of Justice as an Assistant US Attorney for the District of Nevada. As a federal prosecutor, Kate focused on white collar criminal investigations and prosecutions and lead the District’s criminal immigration program. During that time, she was nominated for a national award with the Department and selected by the U.S. District Court judges as an Attorney Representative and a member of the Local Rules Committee. In this role, Kate tried over fifteen federal jury trials and numerous federal bench trials.

In 2018, Kate started a new challenge, representing criminal defendants with the Federal Public Defender’s office. She left the FPD in 2021, to represent employers and employees in employment discrimination litigation with a small boutique firm.

On a personal note, Kate and her husband have two sons. They spend their free time at their sons’ hockey practices, walking their dogs, and volunteering in the community. Kate is a past President of the Junior League of Las Vegas.

Learn more about Kathryn (Kate) C. Newman

Kate is an experienced and refined trial lawyer with extensive federal jury trial experience gained while serving as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Federal Public Defender. She also has comprehensive experience representing clients in civil litigation. Her experience includes representations of clients in pre-litigation contexts, mediations, and arbitration proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies.


Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Lawyer Representative, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada (2017-2021)
  • Lawyer Representative, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2019-2021)
  • Southern Nevada Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member and Group Leader, Howard D. McKibben American Inn of Courts
  • Co-Chair, American Bar Association, Pro Bono Subcommittee, Trial Section, Litigation Committee
  • Chair, Class Action Section, Chicago Bar Association (2007–2009)
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Criminal Local Rules Committee U.S. District Court for District of Nevada
  • Adjunct Professor, DePaul University Law School