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Katherine L. Fechte


“Employment law is one area that is constantly changing. I can help you stay ahead of those changes so you’re never caught off guard.”


  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas


J.D., employment law concentration, Saint Louis University School of Law, magna cum laude, 2015, Order of the Woolsack; Saint Louis University Law Journal, executive editor

B.A., political science and legal studies, Saint Louis University, cum laude, 2011


Katie Fechte assists clients in matters related to employment and labor law. She represents employers in federal and state courts and before federal and state administrative agencies. She defends clients against charges related to sexual harassment and discrimination, as well as age discrimination and retaliation, and also provides training on employment topics such as wage and hour compliance, and reviews and advises on employee classification and numerous other matters.

Katie first joined the firm in 2014 as a summer associate, assisting with research regarding compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act and Employment Retirement Income Security Act. She also assisted with cases involving employment discrimination, health care and employee benefits.

During law school, she worked as an intern for Judge Robert G. Dowd Jr. at the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District. She also interned at the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. There, she worked on cases involving the Second Injury Fund and worker’s compensation claims and researched and wrote on legal issues related to employment discrimination, retaliation and harassment and licensure violations.

In addition to her legal experience, Katie spent several years in a management role for a St. Louis apartment complex, handling financial transactions and collections.

Professional Affiliations

  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program, 2020

Community/Civic Activities

  • Young Friends of Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, board member
  • Our Lady’s Inn, volunteer
  • Relay for Life, team coordinator

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

  • Academic Excellence in Legal Research and Writing 1 and 2, International and Comparative Employment Law, Current Issues in Employment Law, and Trusts & Estates

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