Katherine L. Baggett is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt Law School and focuses her practice on a variety of commercial, trust, and estate-related matters. She combines her extensive litigation background with in-house and non-profit experience to advise corporations and individuals on a range of matters including estate planning, trust administration, probate and administration proceedings, nonprofit formation,  and alternative dispute resolution. Katherine has represented clients before state and federal courts in multiple jurisdictions and has substantial experience before arbitration tribunals and in both private and court-supervised mediation proceedings. 

As a law student, Katherine interned in The White House and with the Department of Homeland Security, followed by a position in the Communications & Rapid Response department for a national presidential campaign before beginning her legal career in 2005 as an associate with the Manhattan law firm Engel McCarney & Kenney LLP. She went on to work as an associate with Howrey LLP and as Senior Counsel with McKool Smith PC, both in New York.  

Now a fixture in MB&B’s West Palm Beach office, Katherine originally joined the firm’s New York office from her in-house role as Senior Counsel for the NorthStar Group, owner of the nationally renowned music publication and website, The Source, where she was highly involved in litigation and mediation proceedings in In re the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson in Minnesota. With a passion for animal welfare and rescue, Katherine serves on the Animal Law Committee for the New York City Bar Association, is a member of the Animal Law Section of the Florida Bar, and serves on the Board of Directors for The Changing Leads Foundation, providing sponsorship funding to therapeutic equestrian programs for underserved at-risk youth.

Education

2004 Vanderbilt University, J.D.

2001 University of Virginia, B.A. Economics

Admissions

New York

Connecticut

Florida

United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

United States District Court for the Western District of New York

Licensed Real Estate Broker, New York and Connecticut

Notary Public

Practice Areas

Estate Planning, Administration, and Litigation

Trust Administration and Fiduciary Litigation

Probate and Contested Will Proceedings

Commercial and Real Estate Litigation

Nonprofit and Charitable Organizations

Involvement & Awards

2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Star (Litigation/Intellectual Property)

New York City Bar Association

Palm Beach County Lawyers Association

Animal Law Section, The Florida Bar

Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section, The Florida Bar

New York City Bar Association Animal Law Committee, 2016-Present

New York City Bar Association Government Ethics Committee, 2009-2011

Board Member, Changing Leads Foundation

Publications