Throughout her career as an attorney, Kate Murtaugh has dedicated herself to solving problems, whether inside or out of the courtroom. After completing her Juris Doctor and Certificate in Dispute Resolution at the Hamline University School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, she accepted an offer to join Gionis Law Office in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. As an attorney with the firm, Kate Murtaugh oversees a wide range of family law and criminal defense cases, often providing advice from the initial court appearance all the way through the resolution of the case.
Kate Murtaugh focuses her legal activities in several areas, including domestic relations and family law matters such as custody, child support, termination of parental rights, adoption, divorce, and legal separation. The attorney also focuses on the issues of guardianship and guardianship ad litem, particularly for those clients facing difficult circumstances. In cases where guardianship is not necessary, Murtaugh may advise clients concerning durable power of attorney and health care power of attorney. She also provides legal counsel in wills, deeds, real estate closings, and the general practice of law.
Aside from her work as a litigator, Kate Murtaugh offers a wide range of mediation services to help clients avoid the hassle of a trial. Her experience in this field includes the study of international peace and conflict resolution at American University in Washington, D.C., where she received a Master of Arts in the subject. Earlier in her academic career, Murtaugh received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the same institution.
A member of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Kate Murtaugh earned certification from the Wisconsin State Public Defender to represent defendants who have been charged with criminal offenses.