Katherine R. Kaufman

Katherine graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English, and then pursued her J.D. at Washington University in St. Louis. At law school, she published an article on comparative constitutional law and won awards in oral advocacy.


Prior to joining Howard Haake, she gained litigation experience as a law clerk with the St. Louis County Counselor’s Office, and helped incarcerated inmates seek justice as a participant in Washington University’s Post-Conviction Relief Clinic. She is licensed to practice law in Missouri.

Kaethe is the proud daughter of a rural family practice physician. When she isn’t working for Missouri families, she spends her free time listening to and singing folk music and bluegrass.

Katherine R. Kaufman


Associate Attorney



​200 South Hanley Road, Suite 1103

Clayton, MO 63105


Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

  • Divorce

  • Child Custody

  • Civil Litigation




  • Washington University, St. Louis (J.D.)

  • Swansea University, United Kingdon (M.A.)

    • Writing, summa cum laude

  • Harvard University (B.S.)

    • English, cum laude

Legal Background

  • Junior Associate, Stange Law Firm

  • Research Assistant, Goeffstein Law Firm

  • Intern, Washington University Post-Conviction Relief Clinic

  • Law Clerk, St. Louis County Counselor's Office

  • Law Clerk, Rosenblum, Schwartz & Fry

Bar Admissions

  • Missouri Bar







Howard Haake is a St. Louis law firm based in Clayton, Missouri focused on business law, criminal defense, family law and estate planning. We handle all business matters from incorporation to acquisition as well as criminal defense charges from arrest to trial. Howard Haake helps clients in St. Louis, St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Brentwood, Columbia, Eureka, Richmond Heights, Clayton, Jennings, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Manchester, Northwoods, Olivette, University City, Creve Coeur, Maryland Heights, Bridgeton, Florissant, Ladue, Webster Groves, Hazelwood, Hillsboro, Washington, Union, Hermann, Pacific, and throughout St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Gasconade County, Boone County, Crawford County, Montgomery County, and Marion County.

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