Kate Strauss believes that the bedrock to client relationships is acting as a trusted advisor as well as an effective litigator. She represents  clients in construction law and defect litigation, government entity, employment law, food-borne illness, personal injury, and product liability litigation. Kate’s experience includes successful defense of clients in both litigation and arbitration proceedings.

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Kate’s experience enables her to quickly understand the issues facing clients and build a sound, value-added course of action. She works diligently to combine her experience as an advisor and trial attorney to achieve positive outcomes for her clients.

Kate earned Bachelors of Arts degrees in both Advertising and Psychology from Pennsylvania State University, graduating with High Distinction and Honors. Kate received her J.D. cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she was the Lead Articles Editor for the Law School’s Journal of Law and Commerce. She participated in the school’s Appellate Moot Court competition, and excelled in the courses offered through the civil litigation certificate program. Prior to joining OMH, Kate clerked for the Honorable Maria Berkenkotter in the Twentieth Judicial District.


“I would say that Kate Strauss and OMH are one the very best law firms . Kate really paid attention to detail and gave me the best representation I could hope for.”

Jon Ellis, Dependable Drywall

University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2006 J.D.
cum laude
Lead Articles Editor, University of Pittsburgh Journal of Law and Commerce

Pennsylvania State University, 2001 B.A.
B.A. Advertising, with High Distinction
B.A. Psychology, with Distinction and Honors

Work Highlights


  • Obtained defense verdict at jury trial in Boulder County District Court on behalf of a helical pier installation subcontractor, followed by an award of costs and fees against the plaintiffs that filed the claims.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of client fire protection district against claims of retaliation and discrimination in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The Federal District Court for the District of Colorado’s ruling in favor of client was then affirmed by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Represented general contractor in arbitration and subsequent litigation against developer and subcontractor on issues related to construction of hotel near Denver International Airport. Legal issues included interpretation of construction contracts, assessment of construction delay issues, and allegations of construction defect.
  • Represented distributor of cantaloupe in 26 Colorado cases related to the 2011 Listeria outbreak.

A Message From Kate

I utilize all available tools and opportunities to achieve the right results for my client. Each case is unique. Working with my client, we identify the goals for handling the case and a strategy for achieving those goals. Client goals can include preserving a good business relationship with the opposing party, adamant defense of the case through trial and judgment, or simply achieving an expeditious resolution to the litigation. Whatever the ultimate goal may be, I vigorously advocate for my clients’ legal interests while keeping them informed and involved in the case.