Katie has over a decade of experience representing employees and people who have been injured in accidents. She is a founding partner of Bain Mazza & Debski LLP, and brings her extensive experience to our practice. Katie has handled all types of employment claims, including claims for sexual harassment, pregnancy discrimination, and disability discrimination. She... See More
Katie completed her undergraduate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she was a Regents Scholar and graduated with High Honors. She also earned the distinction of Phi Beta Kappa during her undergraduate studies. She then went on to obtain her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated in the top third of her class.
While in law school, Katie worked for two years as a law clerk in a plaintiff’s side employment law firm, and continued there as an associate upon completion of her law degree. She then had the opportunity to continue working in the field of employment law with several other attorneys. Katie is a founding partner of Bain Mazza & Debski LLP, and brings her extensive employment law experience to our practice.
Katie has co-written various articles with her law Partners, including “The Equal Opportunity Bully” published in Plaintiff magazine in June 2015, “Feminist Firms And The Pursuit Of Happiness For Lawyer Parents” published in Plaintiff magazine in June 2016, “Think You’re Protected When You Need Leave? Think Again!” published in Plaintiff magazine in June 2017, “California’s New Ban The Box Law – A Step Forward in Battling Racial Inequality in the Workplace” published in Plaintiff magazine in May 2018, and “Classification and the important of Dynamex” published in Plaintiff magazine in May 2019.
Katie is a member of the California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA) and the Employment Law Section of the San Mateo County Bar Association, which she previously co-chaired for three years. She is also a founding member and director of Attorneys Bettering the Community (ABC), a non-profit organization devoted to bringing attorneys together to engage in hands-on community service projects in the Bay Area. Katie is passionate about giving back to her community, both through her work as an attorney and through the community service projects she helps organize.
While Katie is incredibly proud of the work she does as part of Bain Mazza & Debski LLP, her greatest source of pride is being a mom to her two children. When not busy assisting clients, Katie enjoys spending time with her family, which of late consists mainly of park outings, finger painting, and tea parties.
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