Kathryn Newell

Kathryn Newell

Denver, Colorado

Kathryn ("Katie") Newell primarily represents clients in education and family law cases.  Katie has extensive experience advocating for students with disabilities, as well as addressing school disciplinary matters.  She is passionate about helping families resolve problems concerning their child's education. 

Katie is a Montana native and received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.  She obtained her JD  from UC Berkeley, School of Law in 2007.  Katie subsequently worked in San Antonio as an attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. ("TRLA"), a nonprofit organization that represents low-income individuals.  In 2010 she created TRLA's Special Education Team, which she managed until 2017.  During her time in Texas, Katie also co-founded and co-chaired an Education and Juvenile Justice Task Force to provide support for children's advocates throughout Texas.  Katie is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to families in the Denver Metro Area.

Areas of Practice

  • Education Law
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Protection

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2018


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D. - 2007
  • Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2003
    • Major: History


  • Guest Lecturer - 2011, 2013, 2015, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Presenter - 2014, 2015, 2016, State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Conference

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.
  • Colorado Council of Special Education Lawyers
  • National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association

Past Employment Positions

  • Kishinevsky & Raykin, Associate Attorney, 2018
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., Managing Attorney, 2010 - 2017
  • Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc., Staff Attorney, 2007 - 2010

Pro Bono Activities

  • National Association of Counsel for Children - volunteer, 2017 - 2018
  • Great Education Colorado - volunteer, 2017 - 2018