Kate E. Gillespie

Kate E. Gillespie

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Los Angeles, CA

The Gillespie Law Firm Inc.
 | 11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: 310-986-2710
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Kate E. Gillespie earned her Juris Doctorate with honors from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where she won the Judge William M. Byrne, Jr. Trial Advocacy Competition.  She received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree and Business Administration Degree from the University of Oregon. 

During her time at Loyola Law School, Kate was a member of the winning Byrne Trial Advocacy Team where she learned key skills in preparation of becoming a litigator.  She also worked as a law clerk at the Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution where she assisted many citizens in surrounding LA communities with mediation, conciliation, and conflict resolution.  She handled cases involving landlord-tenant issues, child custody issues, credit resolution issues, and many more. 

In the past 10 years, Kate has successfully navigated the various roles of an attorney in and out of the courtroom working for clients who were injured by the acts of others, proving to be a strong and knowledgeable advocate for her clients.  She is repeatedly selected as one of Southern California’s Top Lawyers. Most recently, she was named one of Southern California’s Top Women Attorneys.

Kate is an active member of the Women’s Law Association of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the Beverly Hills Bar Association. She enjoys being able to meet and learn from fellow legal professionals, allowing her to hone her focus on being a thoughtful and responsive attorney.

About Kate Gillespie

Admitted: 2003, California

Honors and Awards:

  • Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The Bar Register includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell® Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 2005
  • California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 2003
  • Counsel to Southern California Edison, 2003
  • American Association for Justice
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Loyola Women's Law Association
  • Women's Lawyers Association of Los Angeles
  • State Bar of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer attorney at The Children's Law Center of Los Angeles, 2011
  • Assisted indigent clients in resolving landlord/tenant disputes, slander issues, neighbor relations and contract disputes while working at the Loyola Law School Center for Conflict Resolution 2003, 1997

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Educational Background:

  • University of Oregon, Eugene (B.S. Psychology), 1997

Industry Groups

  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Office Location for Kate E. Gillespie

    11111 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Suite 1700
    Los Angeles, CA 90025


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