Katie Hays started her legal career at the law firm of Kane, Donley & Johnson, P.C. in Colorado Springs, where she worked for four years, practicing primarily in the areas of family law, civil litigation and probate and estate planning. Katie was active in the El Paso County Bar Association, and was elected to the Board of Trustees as Secretary. Governor Bill Owens presented Katie with the Outstanding Young Lawyer Award of the El Paso County Bar Association in 2001.
Upon relocating to Garfield County, Colorado, Katie’s energy and warm personality landed her quickly in the position of officer of the 9th Judicial District Bar Association. She was President of the Association for the 2005 year.
Katie’s involvement extends outside the Western Slope of Colorado. She has also served as a member of the Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association, and is a member of the Family Law Section.
Katie is also committed to assisting the youth of the community with her legal skills. She has volunteered as a Teen Court judge, and as a coach for the Rifle High School Mock Trial Team.
Since starting the practice of law in 1998, Katie has been committed to assisting her clients through the difficult divorce process. Family law is one of the most difficult areas of law to practice, because it affects people’s lives so deeply. Katie is a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, a group of legal and mental health professionals that provides training and information about children and divorce. Katie is constantly educating herself with the latest research on children and divorce, and utilizes that information to increase the chances that her clients will attain the results they desire.