Katina Francis Ready & About KFR Law
I 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 assisting in representing a client in a California death penalty case and receiving a unanimous faculty award as the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student.
After law school, I was admitted to practice law in Vermont in 2000. I 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 state-wide law clerk program. I developed my trial practice 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 beautiful Bristol, Vermont.
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 past member of the Vermont Association for Justice, the Vermont-ACLU legal panel, Central Vermont American Inns of Court, Vermont Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and The Executive Board of Dismas of Vermont, a home for former prison inmates. I serve as a Criminal Justice Act Legal Panel Attorney, representing indigent defendants in the United States District Court for the District of Vermont.
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, growing flowers, playing my guitar, reading, writing and cooking soup.