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Katie A. Rooney

Katie Rooney serves as Lathrop GPM's pro bono attorney, focusing primarily on litigation and juvenile law. Katie represents parents and children alike throughout Jackson County’s Family Court system, where she handles an array of family court appointments. 

Before joining the firm, Katie was an attorney for the juvenile officer for the Circuit Court of Jackson County in their Family Court division for ten years. During her time there, she handled cases and dockets that included delinquency, abuse and neglect, juvenile drug court, family drug court and termination of parental rights cases. She also represented the juvenile officer in several abuse, neglect and termination of parental rights appeals in front of the Western District Court of Appeals. Katie has also served as an assistant prosecuting attorney, where she primarily handled traffic and property crimes.

Court Memberships

  • Missouri

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • The Missouri Bar
  • University of Missouri School of Law, Women’s Law Association, Mentor, 2014 – Present

Community Involvement

  • Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA), Board of Directors, 2018 – Present
  • Children’s Emergency Fund, Board of Directors, 2019 - Present
  • Girls on the Run – Kansas City
    • Kathrine Switzer Event Committee, 2015-2016
    • 5K Committee, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
    • Lead Coach for Vivian Road YMCA, Spring 2013
    • Assistant Coach for Riverside, Missouri, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012
  • Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri, 2010-present
    • New Member Step-Up Chair, 2015-2016
    • New Member Education Advisor, 2014-2015
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F: 816.292.2000

Assistant

Latonia Holoman
816.460.5558

Education

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 2004

University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 2001