Katherine O. Fossey


Katherine Fossey began her legal career at Parker Satrom Law in 2004, after a judicial clerkship (2003-2004) in Crow Wing County for three District Court Judges chambered in Brainerd.  She practiced for five years with the firm in the family law arena before starting a family and moving out of the area.  She returned to the Cambridge area and the firm in 2022, and now focuses her practice on litigation, real estate, probate, estate planning and trust litigation.

Katherine graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2003.  She is licensed in the States of Minnesota (2003) and Alaska (2018), as well as in Federal Court for the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota (2013).  Katherine was admitted to practice before the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe (2016) and the White Earth Band of Chippewa (2016) and has had the unique privilege to appear before the Red Lake Tribal Court.

Throughout her career, Katherine has enjoyed a wide variety of cases in her practice and has had the opportunity to litigate many different types of civil cases in our state courts, primarily in greater Minnesota.  She has successfully defended against wrongful death and personal injury actions, dram shop actions, breach of contract actions, real estate litigation, probate and trust litigation, family law matters of all sorts, defended prenuptial agreements at trial, and many other types of actions.  She has experience with motion practice, court trials and has tried several jury trials (first and second chair).  She has also appeared on behalf of clients facing administrative actions with state regulatory agencies such as veterinarians facing disciplinary actions before the Board of Veterinary Medicine, boiler operators before the Department of Labor and Industry, and daycare providers before the Department of Human Services.  She has argued before the Minnesota Court of Appeals when the need has arisen and found her experience as judicial extern during law school for Court of Appeals Judge Harriet Lansing to be particularly useful.  She enjoys exploring the facts of a new case, learning about her clients, determining potential avenues for resolution, litigating when the need arises and resolving cases when the opportunity presents itself.