Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson serves as legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a key member of the Center for Conscience Initiatives.

Prior to joining ADF in 2015, Anderson was an associate attorney with Ellis, Li & McKinstry, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, where she litigated both civil and criminal cases. She also advised churches, religious organizations, and private schools on employment, church discipline, statutory and regulatory compliance, and other matters. She was also on the trial team for Stormans v. Selecky, a pivotal case in defense of freedom of conscience for pharmacists in Washington.

Anderson obtained her law degree magna cum laude in 2009 from Gonzaga University School of Law, where she qualified for the Thomas More Scholarship. She volunteered 240 hours of pro bono legal service while in law school, served on the Gonzaga Law Review, and was treasurer of the Gonzaga Public Interest Law Project. She also completed the ADF leadership development program to become a Blackstone Fellow.

Anderson is a member of the Washington State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. She currently resides with her husband and daughter in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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