A San Francisco writer and family law attorney, Katie’s publications include HarperCollins, the L.A. Times, the Journal of Law and Social Challenges, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She occasionally reads her essays on KQED Radio’s Perspectives.
Katie has taught personal story writing in Kenya, South Africa, and San Francisco, for both children and adults. Katie travels to New Orleans twice a year to provide volunteer legal services and attend the Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society’s Words & Music Conference. Her writing illustrates her reverence for place and the eccentric characters of New Orleans and San Francisco.
Before graduating from the University of San Francisco School of Law, Katie earned her B.A. in psychology from Fairfield University in Connecticut and her Master of Counseling degree from Arizona State University.
Katie owns San Francisco law firm Burke Family Law. She writes Noe Kids, a monthly column for The Noe Valley Voice, which features profiles of Noe Valley children ages four to twelve. Katie’s book of interviews with city kids across the U.S. is scheduled for release in fall 2019.