Katie Shank

Katie Shank

San Diego, California

Katie Shank is an associate with Buscemi Hallett LLP. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Political Science. She obtained her Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago in December, 2015 was admitted to the State Bar of California in May, 2016.

She participated in various volunteer activities during law school, including Wills for Heroes, Neighborhood Legal Assistance Project, and was a research and writing assistant for Emeritus Professor John Decker.

Ms. Shank has experience in all phases of civil litigation including discovery, trials, mediations, settlement negotiation and appeals. She is passionate about advocating for her clients and always seeks to do so in a cost-effective yet innovative manner.

Ms. Shank is admitted to practice before all California state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. She is a 2018–2019 co-chair of the Awards Committee for the Lawyer’s Club of San Diego and has served on two Section Executive Committees for the San Diego County Bar Association. She is also co-chair of the Associates Board for inewsource, an investigative journalism non-profit.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction Law
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2016
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2016


  • DePaul University College of Law
    • J.D. - 2015
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Major: English
    • Minor: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Lawyers Club of San Diego