Katina Francis Ready & About KFR Law

katina-finals-4I am a native Vermonter. I graduated from Colchester High School in Colchester, Vermont, the University of Vermont, and the University of Wyoming College of Law. As the first college graduate in my family, I worked three jobs to support myself through college and volunteered my time in many campus and community organizations. In law school, I was an editor of the Land and Water Law Review and was elected president of the Women’s Law Forum. My accomplishments while in law school included representing a client in a California death penalty case, receiving a unanimous faculty award as the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student and learning how to two-step.

After law school, I moved back to Vermont and was admitted to practice law in Vermont in 2000. I first served as Vermont Trial Court Law Clerk and Chief Trial Court Law Clerk, where I had the honor of assisting many of Vermont’s trial judges with legal research and writing and managing and supervising the law clerk program. I developed my trial practice initially, at Burlington and Middlebury, Vermont law firms and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Vermont in the Human Services Division. I opened KFR Law in July of 2013 in Bristol, Vermont to be closer to home.

I have represented clients in Vermont Trial Courts and Administrative Tribunals, the United States District Court for the District of Vermont, United States Bankruptcy Court, the Wyoming and Vermont Supreme Courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I am a current member of the Vermont Association for Justice and past member of the Vermont-ACLU legal panel, Central Vermont American Inns of Court, Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Dismas of Vermont, a home for former prison inmates.

When I am not practicing law I spend time with family and friends. I try to enjoy life, see the world and find balance by hiking, riding my motorcycle, doing yoga, playing my guitar, reading, writing and cooking soup.

Testimonials

"We are very pleased with the way you handled our case. You always looked out for us and the kids.It...
2016-10-26T19:21:57+00:00
"We are very pleased with the way you handled our case. You always looked out for us and the kids.It was nice having you in our corner when they dragged us into court. I don’t like getting bullied and you got them to back off. If we need help in the future we’ll be sure to call you. Thanks."

“Thank you for all you did for me. This ordeal was extremely difficult every day. Your compassion helped me to...
2013-12-11T13:25:53+00:00
“Thank you for all you did for me. This ordeal was extremely difficult every day. Your compassion helped me to work through the process. Your due diligence and attention to detail were impressive. I’m very lucky for the outcome you were able to work out.”

"Thank you for defending the constitution and defending us against unlawful search and seizure."
2014-01-15T16:40:48+00:00
"Thank you for defending the constitution and defending us against unlawful search and seizure."

"I find Attorney Katina Francis Ready smart, engaging, extremely hard working and devoted. We spent many long hours together preparing...
2014-01-15T16:41:05+00:00
"I find Attorney Katina Francis Ready smart, engaging, extremely hard working and devoted. We spent many long hours together preparing for my case, and Katina was always focused, vigilant, and dedicated to doing the best possible job she could. She really cares."

"Working with Katina was a pleasure. She took my case seriously and was always responsive to answering my phone calls...
2014-04-28T12:19:14+00:00
"Working with Katina was a pleasure. She took my case seriously and was always responsive to answering my phone calls and emails. Her written and oral communications to the court and to opposing counsel were articulate, intelligent, organized, and professional. Her demeanor inside the courtroom was strong and confident, without being unduly adversarial. She is clearly familiar with the legal landscape in Vermont. Most importantly, Katina helped me reach a successful outcome to my case."
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