Katherine M. Tompson

Legal Assistant
Marcia Scott

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On the Job

Attorney Katie Tompson’s Practice

Attorney Katherine Tompson is an associate at Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office with a practice focusing on family law. Dedicated to and passionate about the law, Katie believes in providing clients with as many options and as much information as possible to guide them in making decisions for their families’ futures. She also works cooperatively and respectfully with opposing parties in order to deliver the best experience possible.

Katie is familiar with a variety of aspects of family law, from simple divorce proceedings to more detailed matters involving sensitive child placement concerns and complex financial issues. She is experienced in alternative dispute resolution should the desire arise for mediation, which is effective and beneficial for many families who need help organizing their priorities.

Before starting her career as a Stafford Rosenbaum attorney, Katie was a law clerk for the firm’s family law attorneys. She also interned in several roles in Milwaukee County—for the prosecutor’s office in criminal law cases, in small claims, and for the Honorable Judge Stephanie Rothstein. She also was involved with the Milwaukee Justice Center and Madison’s Community Justice, Inc. During law school, Katie participated in alternative dispute resolution mediations competitively, was a fellow in the Public Interest Law Society, and was a member of the Pro Bono Honor Society.

Katie is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.

Katie’s Education

  • Marquette University Law School (J.D., Honors, 2020)
    • Alternate Dispute Resolution certificate
    • Certified Guardian ad Litem
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison (B.A., History and English, 2017)

Katie’s Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • Association of Women Lawyers

Katie’s Presentations and Publications

  • Presenter, “You Do Not Have to Sign Your Life Away: A Brief Primer on the Benefits of Marital Property Agreements,” Wisconsin Family Business Center, 2023
  • “Historic Perspective: Personal Appearance for Final Divorce Hearings,” Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, July 2020
  • “Privileged: Minor’s Mental Health Records in Litigation,” Wisconsin Journal of Family Law, Fall 2019

Off the Job

Katie is a happy Madison resident who enjoys hiking, traveling, being on the lake, and seeing live music in her free time. Her favorite local activities include spending time at the Union Terrace, catching a show at the Overture Center, cheering on the Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium (or anywhere, really), and indulging in Madison’s great local restaurants with friends. She also spends time exploring all the beautiful bike trails Madison has to offer, some of which happen to lead to great local breweries. Katie is always excited to try something new—skiing is what she hopes to master next!