Ms. Katje earned her Juris Doctorate at California Western School of Law, San Diego, California, graduated Cum Laude and was a Dean's Honor List recipient. She was also a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Contracts I and Contracts II. Ms. Katje was a member of the Law Review and International Law Journal at California Western School Law, where she was an Associate Editor.
Ms. Katje was admitted to the California State Bar in 2003 and is a Member of the American Bar Association and San Diego County Bar Association. Ms. Katje is licensed to practice in all courts in the State of California, including all Federal District Courts.
Ms. Katje is a licensed Real Estate Broker with the California Department of Real Estate.
Ms. Katje has worked with such distinguished firms as Morrison & Foerster (named Chambers Global's USA Law Firm of the Year in 2013 and recently listed in the top 10 law firms in the country by U.S. News and World Report).
Ms. Katje has used her litigation and real estate background to negotiate settlements on behalf of her clients against major lenders alleging lender fraud, predatory lending, unfair and deceptive business practices, Homeowner Bill of Rights, TILA and RESPA violations, among many other causes of action. In addition, Ms. Katje has successfully obtained Temporary Restraining Orders, settlements and loan modifications on behalf of homeowners against all major lenders.
Ms. Katje has vigorously litigated personal injury and medical malpractice matters on behalf of injured Plaintiffs. She has a distinct compassion for nursing home neglect and elder abuse. Ms. Katje has been able to negotiate sizeable settlements and only considers herself successful when she is able to negotiate a successful result for her clients.