Kathleen A. Lepore, Associate
- Estate Planning
- Trust Administration
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
J.D., University of San Diego School of Law, cum laude
M.S., University of San Diego
B.Acc, University of San Diego,summa cum laude
Kathleen “Katie” Lepore focuses her practice mostly on estate planning, trust administration, and taxation. She is a proud Torero alumna three times over from the University of San Diego, receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, a Master of Science in Taxation, and finally a few years later, her Juris Doctorate from the School of Law. After finishing her law degree and passing the California Bar Exam, Katie continued her studies in the areas of tax and estate planning in Washington D.C., pursuing a Masters of Laws LL.M. degree at Georgetown University Law Center.
In between graduate school and law school, Katie worked in Los Angeles at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms preparing tax returns for a variety of clients, including large C-corporations, pass-through entities, high net worth individuals, and complex trusts. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in California.
Katie clerked at the Department of Justice, Criminal Tax Division while attending classes at Georgetown. She is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law, and the San Diego Chapter of the Young Tax Lawyers of the California State Bar Taxation Section.
Katie was the proud recipient of the CALI Excellence Award for both Corporate Taxation and Legal Writing while attending law school. She also received an esteemed Honorable Mention designation in a student writing competition from the American College of Trust and Estate Council, ACTEC.
Community & Personal Interests
In her leisure time, Katie enjoys Do-It-Yourself projects, photography, baking, scrapbooking, and learning about U.S. history. She also enjoys attending baseball games and aims to see a game at every Major League Baseball stadium.