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Catherine (Cat) N. L. Connell

Cat Connell is an associate in the estate planning and trusts & estates group in the firm’s Seattle office.

Cat practice includes estate planning; trust and estate administration; resolving estate and trust disputes; charitable giving; and gift, estate, generation-skipping, and property tax planning for individuals and businesses. She counsels individuals and families on their personal planning needs, including multi-generational wealth transfer, and fiduciaries on their duties in trust and estate administration matters. She is committed to identifying clients’ underlying needs and tailoring clients’ estate plans to address each specific circumstance.

Cat graduated magna cum laude from Seattle University School of Law in 2016 and was the Editor in Chief of the Seattle University Law Review. She plays an active role in the community, serving on the Board of the Emerging Leaders Group of United Way King County and on the Outreach and Investments Committee of TeamChild.

Cat was a K&L Gates summer associate in 2015. Prior to coming to K&L Gates, Cat worked in the non-profit sector in direct service and program administration.

  • Named to Super Lawyers Rising Stars list (2020-2023)
  • Dean’s Medal Recipient, Seattle University School of Law, 2016
  • Presenter, Trusts A-Z, Dynasty/Generation Skipping Transfer Trusts, August 2017
  • Presenter, Trusts 101, Revocable Living Trusts, May 2017
  • Board Member, Emerging Leaders Group, United Way of King County
  • Board Member, Outreach and Investments Committee, TeamChild
  • Volunteer, Housing Justice Project
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Co-author, “Reconsidering the History of Open Courts in the Digital Age,” 39 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1281, 2016
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