Katherine Kole Thompson has been a resident of Harford County for her entire life. Katie graduated cum laude and as a Scholar of the College from Boston College in 1990 with degrees in biology and psychology. While at Boston College, she competed on the varsity swimming team and completed the Boston Marathon in 1990. Katie graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar that same year. While attending law school full-time, Katie was a student attorney representing juvenile offenders, served as associate editor for The Business Lawyer Law Journal, and worked as a law clerk for two law firms.
After graduating from law school, Katie worked for one year as the law clerk to the Honorable William O. Carr, Administrative Judge of the Circuit Court for Harford County. This allowed her to work in the Courthouse, become familiar with court personnel, and obtain first-hand knowledge of the local court’s inner workings. When Katie finished her clerkship with Judge Carr, she began her private practice in Bel Air MD.
Katie works in the areas of family law (divorce, custody, visitation and child support) and personal injury (auto accidents and medical malpractice). Katie is licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia (inactive) and the federal court system.
Katie served on the Board of Directors of the Harford County Bar Foundation 1995-2015 (President from 1998-99). Katie served on the Harford County Bar Association Executive Council from 2004-07. Katie currently serves on the Family Law Advisory Committee and the Bench/Bar Committee for the Harford County Bar Association. In 2015 Katie co-founded the Harford County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association (President 2015-17). Katie is a statewide board member of the Women’s Bar Association (2018 - present). She is President Elect of the Harford County Bar Association (2018-present).