Kate Weaver Patterson


An experienced litigator, non-profit executive, and mediator, Kate brings her deep commitment to empowerment, community and transformation to each client of KWP. 

Prior to launching KWP Consulting, Kate started the Second Chance Justice Collaborative in 2019, a program of national non-profit Root & Rebound, whose mission is to help people navigate reentry after imprisonment and mitigate the harms caused by mass incarceration. Her work with R&R was particularly informed by the racial disparities within the criminal legal system and the need to bring disparate groups together to make meaningful change. She is licensed to practice law in South Carolina, New Mexico, & New York. Kate splits her time between Greenville, SC, and Albuquerque, NM, where she currently lives with her husband and their three children, and works with consulting clients across the U.S.

Before moving into nonprofit work, Kate worked as a litigation associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York and then clerked for four federal judges around the country. Following her clerkships, she spent five years as a domestic violence, child abuse and sex crimes prosecutor in Greenville, SC, handling hundreds of cases and multiple trials. As a prosecutor, Kate learned the importance of thorough investigation and thoughtful deliberation to bring fairness to all involved. 

Kate grew up in Greenville, SC.

Juris Doctor (magna cum laude), Duke University
Master’s Degree in International Affairs (with distinction), University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Arts, Duke University

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New Mexico
New York
South Carolina

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