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Kathryn Newell

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Kathryn ("Katie") Newell primarily represents clients in education 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. In addition, Katie helps adult students address concerns involving a college or university.

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.


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

Classes & Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer - 2011, 2013, 2015, St. Mary's University School of Law
  • Presenter - 2014, 2015, 2016, State Bar of Texas Poverty Law Conference, Present
  • Presenter - CLE: Protecting the Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities – June 11, 2019

Pro-Bono Activities

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

Past Positions

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

Professional Associations

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

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Practice Areas

  • Education Law
  • Consumer Protection

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 2018