Katrina M. Otto
As a child of divorced parents, Katrina considers herself to have started her career in family law as a young teen and has used her personal experiences to sharpen her legal skills. Family law has been, and continues to be, the sole focus of her practice.
Katrina earned her B.A. In Psychology with a minor in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA, and her J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
Katrina officially began exploring her passion during law school, by volunteering with the King County Bar Association Pro Bono services. There she supported unrepresented litigants by walking them through their sensitive divorce and custody procedures, as well as those striving for third-party custody of loved ones. As if that did not fill her cup enough, Katrina was then fortunate to work alongside her first mentor, solo family law practitioner Helene Ellenbogen, which exposed her to complex financial litigation and high-conflict parenting plan issues.
After passing the bar in 2017, Katrina went into private practice and has been representing clients in family law matters in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, and Mason Counties.
Through her experiences, Katrina learned how overwhelming even the most “simple” process could look to families and has taken this outlook with her while engaging with her current clients. She is especially cognizant of the fact that litigation does not occur in a vacuum; its effects reverberate through every aspect of a client’s life and into their future.