Katie McIver has been an attorney for Harris Personal Injury Lawyers in San Jose for three years. She was inspired to become an attorney at young age and followed her dream with the unconditional and encouraging support from her parents. Katie attended the University of California at Merced to obtain her undergraduate degree. Soon after, Katie attended law school at the Santa Clara University of Law.
Katie became an attorney because she enjoys providing a voice for people dealing with significant issues affecting their lives. Katie provides aggressive representation while maintaining compassion for her injured clients. Katie’s successes are directly correlated with her passion for being in the courtroom and her desire to help people during a trying time. She finds her job challenging and fulfilling. Katie enjoys spending time with her clients and will put in the extra work to alleviate any stress her clients may have. Harris Personal Injury Lawyers is thankful to have an attorney like Katie.
Was there someone who influenced you to be an attorney? I knew that I wanted to be an attorney ever since I was young. My parents always encouraged me to follow my dream and did everything they could to help me along the way.
What do you like most about being a PI attorney? My favorite part of being a PI attorney is the balance between the excitement of being in the courtroom and the challenging intellectual aspect of research and writing. Being able to do both of these, all while helping people during their most trying times, makes my job extremely fulfilling.
What is your philosophy when representing a case? Every single case has a set of facts that makes it unique. When I start with a new case, I like to spend time with the client and learn as much as I can about the case. Different clients find value in different things. Spending time getting to know each client and learning what is important to them builds my strategy and helps me make sure that the client feels satisfied.
What is your favorite food? My favorite food would have to be pizza, but I do enjoy trying new foods and am always open to suggestions of good restaurants.
What are you the most passionate about? When I am not working, I am most passionate about spending time with my two horses Donovan and Camara. I feel like I’m always learning something new from them and enjoy the feeling of working together as a team.