Biography

As the energy sector is swiftly evolving, Katie prides herself on keeping current on new developments and current regulatory compliance. Katie centers her practice on helping clients comply with the law all while helping them pursue their business goals.

Katie represents electric, gas, and water companies in a variety of matters before the Maine and New Hampshire Public Utilities Commissions (PUC) and counsels clients on strategies concerning regulatory compliance and managing the regulatory process. Katie assists clients with solving complex regulatory matters, including participation in Maine’s Net Energy Billing Program.

In addition to her work in the firm’s energy group, Katie is also a member of Verrill's litigation team where she represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of civil matters, including complex commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury. Katie assists Verrill's skilled team of senior litigators with trial preparation, comprehensive legal research and writing, and is involved in all steps of case management.

Prior to joining Verrill, Katie worked at a private practice litigation firm, where she participated in the representation of individuals in personal injury, medical malpractice, and employment litigation. During law school, Katie represented numerous victims of domestic violence pro bono and successfully defended a New Hampshire Supreme Court appeal. Katie has a passion for oral advocacy, and competed on the UNH National Trial Team. She is a graduate of the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program.

Before attending law school, Katie lived in Colorado, where she taught adaptive snowboarding and skiing to adults and children with mental or physical disabilities. Katie is an avid traveler and traveled solo around the world after college. When she is not in the office, Katie can be found outside hiking, paddle boarding, biking, golfing, or snowboarding. Katie grew up in Wells, Maine, and now resides in New Gloucester, Maine with her Partner Rich and their dog Sadie.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of New Hampshire School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Eckerd College  (B.A.)

Public Service

  • Governing Council, New Lawyers Section, Maine Bar Association

Bar Admissions

  • New Hampshire
  • Maine

Honors

  • Daniel Webster Scholar
  • Andrew J. Mead Fellowship

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire

Firm Highlights

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Federal and State Funds to Support Maine Climate Action Plan’s Transportation and Broadband Goals

Last week, the Maine Governor’s Energy Office (GEO) and Office of Policy Innovation and the Future jointly presented to the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities, and Technology (EUT) Committee a report outlining a four-year funding plan...

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Verrill Attorney Gordon Smith Comments on Lawsuit Claiming Ownership of Maine Coastal Property

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Jim Cohen Appointed to Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority

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Geoff Why to Moderate "The Future is Now: 5G Wireless Networks"

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Jim Cohen Interviews Maine Governor Janet Mills on “Eggs & Issues”

After two years as host of “Eggs & Issues,” the monthly business breakfast of the Portland Community Chamber of Commerce, Jim Cohen concluded his twentieth appearance with an hour-long interview of Maine Governor Janet...

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Patrick Scully Nominated to Maine PUC

On May 24, Governor Janet Mills nominated attorney Patrick Scully , who was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Bernstein Shur, to serve a six-year term on the Maine Public Utilities Commission. For...

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Longtime Verrill Attorney Begins New Role as Senior Advisor at Maine Governor’s Energy Office

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Long-time Verrill Attorney William Harwood to Join Maine Governor’s Energy Office

William S. Harwood
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New Maine Law Regarding Decommissioning for Solar Projects

Solar Panels
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Maine Legislature Adopts Major Revision to Its Net Energy Billing Program

On July 1, 2021, LD 936, An Act To Amend State Laws Relating to Net Energy Billing and the Procurement of Distributed Generation became law after Maine Governor Janet Mills allowed the legislatively enacted...

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