Kate began with the firm in January, 2001 and became a Partner in 2014. Her diverse experience allows her to provide valuable legal assistance to both public and private sector clients on a wide range of topics. Her current practice includes estate planning and probate work (including wills, trusts and durable powers of attorney), municipal representation, particularly in telecommunications (especially cell tower permitting, negotiating cable franchise renewals and advising cities and towns on municipal fiber networks), and representation of non-profit organizations ranging from small, start up charities to complex, multi-million dollar organizations.
Kate particularly enjoys getting to know clients, their business circumstances and family situations, to be able to provide them the best possible legal advice.
Kate was born and raised in Waterville, Maine. She received a BA from Brown University in 1982 and her JD from Northeastern University Law School in Boston, MA in 1987. She clerked for the Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court then moved to Washington, DC, where she was counsel to Senator Patrick Leahy on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kate worked for a private, civil litigation firm in San Francisco, CA and later was Court Staff Attorney for the Yolo County, CA, Superior and Municipal Courts. She is admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in the State of New Hampshire.
Kate resides in Exeter with her husband, Dr. Steve Jones and their children. Kate currently serves as moderator for the Exeter Regional Cooperative School District, covering Exeter, Kensington, Newfields, Brentwood and Stratham and for the Exeter Elementary schools.