Katherine M. Tompson

Legal Assistant
Marcia Scott

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On the Job

Attorney Katie Tompson’s Practice

Attorney Katherine Tompson is a senior associate at Stafford Rosenbaum’s Madison office. Katie has a broad practice that includes family law, general civil litigation, estate planning, real estate, and business law. She believes in working closely with clients to consider all possible options when guiding clients in making decisions. She is a fierce advocate for clients but works cooperatively and respectfully with opposing parties to try and reach the best possible outcome.

Katie is familiar with a wide variety of family law issues as advocacy counsel, including sensitive child custody and placement matters, complex financial issues, and grandparent visitation matters. She also acts as a Guardian ad Litem, advocating for the best interests of children, something she believes strongly in prioritizing above all else. She has experience drafting marital property agreements and general estate planning matters as well, to ensure that her clients protect themselves for the future. Katie is also experienced and certified in alternative dispute resolution, aiming to bring parties closer to a resolution with which everyone can live.

Katie also practices general litigation, dealing with contract disputes, equitable claims, and matters involving real estate. She has extensive courtroom experience advocating for the rights of her clients across the state. Katie is also involved in transactional matters, working with businesses to draft and review documents to assist in real estate matters and the continuation of their business endeavors.

Katie is actively connected with Dane County, volunteering with the Family Law Assistance Center and attending many Dane County Bar Association events. She is also closely involved with the State Bar of Wisconsin as a volunteer for the LRIS Lawyer Hotline and member of the Communications Committee. While she is stationed primarily in Dane County, she works with clients in counties across the state.

Katie is admitted to practice in Wisconsin.

Katie’s Education

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

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 Dane County resident who enjoys traveling, being on the lake, and seeing live music in her free time. She also spends time exploring all the beautiful bike and hiking trails the area has to offer, some of which happen to lead to great local breweries!