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