Katrina Kapture is an associate in the firm’s Battle Creek office whose personal dedication, passion for the law, and deep sense of empathy make her exceptionally well-suited for her family law, child welfare, probate, and American Indian law practice. She serves as the presenting officer and Tribal prosecutor for the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi Indians (“NHBP”), responsible for child and adult protection, juvenile justice, and criminal matters involving NHBP citizens. Katrina takes special interest as presenting officer in working on various committees centered on promoting Native’s rights in State and National legislation.
Recognizing that the matters she handles are often emotionally taxing for her clients and can have lasting impacts on their lives, Katrina goes beyond representing them in the courtroom to provide the information, compassion, and peace of mind to help them through challenging times. While Katrina brings the same commitment and advocacy to every matter she handles, she is particularly invested in cases involving the well-being of children, whether in divorce, probate proceedings, or Tribal matters.
Katrina strives to develop and implement creative solutions for her clients’ diverse legal issues. She believes in adopting a cooperative approach to cases in order to minimize acrimony between parties and maximize long-term results, such as successful co-parenting. Having worked as a summer associate under the mentorship of firm shareholders, Jim Boerigter and Mike Toth, Katrina gained valuable hands-on experience and insights into a wide range of family law issues before passing the bar.
A magna cum laude graduate of Albion College, Katrina earned her law degree from Wayne State University Law School, where she received the Arthur F. Lederle Scholarship. While in law school, she supplemented her coursework with real-world experience, including clerking for two Detroit law firms. She also served as a student attorney and chairperson of the Free Legal Aid Clinic in Detroit, representing indigent clients in divorce and estate planning cases. When not serving her clients, Katrina enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
- “Establishing a Future for Reparations: Insights and Possible Consequences of the Lubanga Reparations Decision,” Post Conflict Justice, May 12, 2015