Kathleen Freeman


Katie Freeman joined Patton & Ryan as an associate attorney in 2019. She has worked in civil litigation defense in Indiana and Illinois for the past four years, representing medical, legal, municipal, and utility sector clients regarding claims of malpractice, negligence, breach of contract, discrimination, and excessive force. She has served as second-chair in multiple medical malpractice jury trials in Indiana.

Katie graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2015. While there, she worked as an intern at the Cass County (MI) Prosecutor’s Office and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan. She gained significant trial experience and was able to first-chair misdemeanor jury trials and felony probable cause hearings in Michigan during her 2L and 3L years. She also served as a brief writer for the Moot Court team.


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, 2015


  • Indiana, 2015
  • Illinois, 2017