Meet Katherine L. Klapsa

Katherine L. Klapsa

Partner

A native Floridian, Katie is an attorney based in the Orlando and Miami offices of Koeller Nebeker Carlson Haluck, LLP, specializing in representing builders, developers and general contractors in a wide range of issues including complex litigation and appellate matters.  She handles various disputes including construction defect claims, contract disputes, insurance coverage issues and general liability defense.  Her experience includes representing clients at all stages of litigation in the courtroom and in administrative forums and advises clients on construction licensing and has experience defending clients in licensing board enforcement actions.

Katie regularly advises KNCH clients on strategies to avoid or mitigate litigation risk and helps clients avoid disputes by providing creative contract drafting ideas that reward early resolution of disputes.  She is also highly experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution efforts, such as mediations, settlement conferences, and non-binding arbitrations and strives to bring about efficient resolution of her cases.

While in law school, Katie was selected to serve as a Dean’s Study Fellow and was a research assistant to Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones for two years.  She was an Associate Editor of Barry Law Review and later served on the executive board as Note and Comment Editor.  In addition, Katie’s article “Lawyers Bring Big Screen Drama To the Courtroom, How Popular Culture’s Influence on the Law has Created the Need for Professional Witnesses,” was selected for publication in the Spring 2013 edition of Barry’s Law Review.  She also earned book awards for the highest achievement in the courses of Criminal Law, Contracts II, Property II, First Amendment, Trial Advocacy, and Intellectual Property and graduated magna cum laude.

In her free time, Katie enjoys traveling with her husband, running, and spending time outdoors with her yellow lab.

  • Construction Claims & Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury & Accident Litigation

  • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
  • Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem
  • Junior League
  • Kappa Alpha Theta

  • Lawyers Bring Big Screen Drama to the Courtroom, How Popular Culture’s Influence on the Law Has Created the Need for “Professional Witnesses,” 18 Barry L.Rev. 355 (Spring 2013)

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Education
  • University of Central Florida, 2006 – B.S. Legal Studies
  • University of Central Florida, Masters of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Barry University School of Law, 2013 – J.D.
States Licensed to Practice
  • State Bar of Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida