Katy is responsible for the development, implementation and overall coordination of Fredrikson’s pro bono program.

The firm's pro bono program serves the unmet legal needs of our community while providing challenging and rewarding pro bono opportunities for the firm's lawyers.

Prior to joining Fredrikson, Katy served as Access to Justice Director for the Minnesota State Bar Association where she led Bar-wide efforts to improve access to justice by engaging members of the private bar, legal aid and the courts to tackle legal and systemic issues facing the most vulnerable members of the community.


Pro Bono

  • Katy has developed relationships with an extensive network of community organizations to help identify areas of need for pro bono legal services and matches those needs with interested volunteer lawyers within the firm. Katy also works with individual lawyers to identify or develop specific areas of interest and opportunities relating to pro bono.


  • Katy works with staff and lawyers to coordinate Fredrikson’s Community Service Program that provides opportunities for all employees to give back to the community through firm-sponsored activities in our communities where we have offices. Through this program, volunteers may feed the homeless, rehabilitate a home for a low-income individual or family, or provide nourishing food for school children. Katy, along with a small board, also oversees the disbursements of funds and the distribution of gifts to low-income families, veterans and senior citizens through a separate nonprofit, Friends of Fredrikson.



  • Bethel University, B.A.

Civic & Professional

Professional Activities

  • National Association of Pro Bono Professionals (NAPBPRO)
  • Twin Cities Pro Bono Professionals, Member


  • Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Families as Partners Volunteer, 2014-present
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Volunteer, 2013-present

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