Katie E. McClure
Katie McClure was born in Bellflower, California in 1977. When she was 7 years old, her family moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado. She has two younger sisters, Molly and Megan, that live in Ft. Collins, currently. Molly works for the family business "Conahan's Driving School" and Megan is a special education teacher that works with autistic children. Her parents, Rod and Ginny also live in Ft. Collins with their dogs Maxine and Annie.
When Katie was a child, she enjoyed Kung Fu San Soo, playing the piano and swimming. She received her black belt in martial arts when she was 14 years old. She also liked ballet, tap, clogging and holding magic shows for her family and friends. In high school, Katie became involved in cheerleading and eventually ended up cheering for Colorado State University while in college and then for the Denver Nuggets.
While attending Colorado State University, Katie lived in the Chi-Omega Sorority house, and also worked as a life guard, swim instructor, and a cheerleading instructor for Universal Cheerleading Association and Colorado Cheerleading Association. She also worked part time filing at a law firm and for State Representative Steve Tool doing an internship at the State Capitol. Katie graduated in 1999 from Colorado State University receiving a Bachelors in Arts and majoring in Speech Communications.
After graduating, Katie went to Topeka, Kansas to attend Washburn Law School. At Washburn, she participated in Moot Court, and was selected to travel to New York to represent the law school in a National Moot Court competition. The experience helped her acquire skills to become the lawyer she is today. The summer after her 1st year of law school, she went to King's College in London with her law school and learned about comparative law comparing the UK system to the US system. For her third year of law school, Katie transferred to the University of Denver College of Law so she would be closer to her family. At DU she was involved in law journal and feels that experience helped transform her legal writing skills. She graduated from law school in May 2002.
Katie worked at the Law Offices of Matt Busch from 2002 to 2005 specializing in Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability. In May 2005, she started working at the Sawaya Law Firm where she currently practices Workers Compensation and Social Security Disability. In the last 3 years, she has also started practicing Veterans Administration Law. Katie became a managing partner in 2009 in which she manages the Social Security Disability Department and co-manages the Workers Compensation Department. Katie is Chair of the Colorado Bar Association, Disability Law Section. She also is a member of the Workers Compensation Education Association and a member of the Professionals in Workers Compensation. In 2011 and 2012 Katie was named a Rising Star in 5280's Super Lawyers Magazine.
On her free time, Katie enjoys traveling with her family, practicing yoga and playing her piano. She has traveled to China, Turkey, Russia, England, Scotland, Ireland, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. She is hoping to go to Spain for her next travel. She also enjoys attending movies, dinners and concerts with her family and friends.
If you feel you have a potential case in the Rocky Mountain Region please feel free to contact Katie and her staff at the Sawaya Law Firm to see how they may help you.
Areas of Practice
- Workers Compensation