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Katie's Story

        Katie N. Simers is an Associate Attorney with Odom Law Group, a Professional Legal Corporation. Born and raised in northeast Ohio, Katie graduated with honors from The University of Akron, with an undergraduate degree in Public Relations. While in Ohio, she worked as a State of Ohio Certified Pharmacy Technician at a small local grocery chain, where her care and concern for others grew and developed. This position allowed Katie to center her work on service and building a rapport with patients, a characteristic that she has carried forward ever since. 

 

        After moving to Southern California, Katie continued to focus her efforts in serving the Santa Clarita Valley community while working at a local nonprofit as the Executive Assistant & Public Relations Coordinator for nearly five years, before making the decision to pursue her legal education. This particular non-profit was (and is) essential to serving the underinsured and uninsured individuals with quality primary healthcare services in the Santa Clarita Valley. Katie’s experiences in the non-profit sector prompted a desire to attend law school to continue her pursuit of helping others. 

 

        Katie completed her Juris Doctor at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. While at Loyola, Katie’s writing and editing skills earned her a place on the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, first as a Staff Editor, and then as the Chief Production Editor for the journal. In 2018, she was further honored to have her article selected for publication in Volume 51 of Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. To hone her trial and oral advocacy skills, Katie was selected to participate in Loyola’s year-long Poehls/Hobbs District Attorney Practicum, where she was able to gain courtroom and trial experience, and successfully argued motions in court under the supervision of a licensed attorney. 

 

        Additionally, while a student, Katie gained experience as a law clerk at several firms, including a litigation position at a personal injury and premises liability focused firm and a business transactional and litigation focused firm, as well as at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Katie graduated from Loyola Law School in December 2019. She then sat for and passed the February 2020 California Bar Exam. 

 

        After graduation, Katie spent a year working as an Associate Attorney at the Law Offices of Dale K. Galipo, where she focused on federal and state civil rights, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. Katie worked closely with clients and was able to use her focus and background in customer service to build meaningful relationships while moving the cases towards resolution. Through the course of her time at Mr. Galipo’s firm, Katie was admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Central District of California. While with the firm, Katie was able to learn and refine her civil litigation, mediation, research, and writing skills with guidance from a top civil rights and award-winning trial attorney, Mr. Galipo. Mr. Galipo, who focuses on compassion and integrity in his practice, reinforced these values in Katie, values which she carries forward today. 

   

        Just before coming to Odom Law Group, Katie gained more litigation experience while working for about eight months on personal injury, products liability, and premises liability matters at various stages of the litigation process. This understanding of the litigation process only adds to the perspective she is able to offer clients as she works to understand their needs and assess any possible risks. Throughout her litigation experience, Katie came to firmly believe in her ability to be a fierce advocate for clients while maintaining exceptional levels of professionalism, integrity, and kindness. At the end of the day, Katie’s heart is focused on helping others, and it is the culmination of all of these values and skills that she believes she will best be able to meet clients where they are and help them successfully achieve their goals.

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