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Office manager/paralegal Kate Schwartz

Catherine J. Schwartz

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Office Manager and Paralegal

Kate is the office manager and paralegal at Peterson Conners and has been with us since 2007. She provides essential support to our lawyers on a regular basis. With nearly two decades of experience, it is Kate’s professionalism, attention to detail, and rapport with people that make her such a valuable part of our firm.

Kate received her degree from Columbus State Community College, where she graduated cum laude in their American Bar Association approved paralegal studies program. In 2019 Kate received specialized training from the Administrative Office of the United States Defender Services Division. Kate is also a paralegal services expert for attorneys admitted in United States District Court for both the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.

Community and professional development mean a lot to Kate. She continues her education through Ohio University’s eCampus. She is an active member of the Paralegal Association of Central Ohio. She is an associate member of the Columbus Bar Association, participating in their Federal Court and LGBT committees, and she is a member of the National Federation of Paralegal Associations.

Her hobbies include a variety of creative pursuits, but Kate is most avidly a quilter. First elected in 2016 as Central Ohio Modern Quilt Guild’s Social Media & Technology chair, Kate continues to serve as an executive board member, being re-elected each year. She and her family happily reside in Dublin, Ohio.


  • Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies
    • Ohio University, current
  • Associate of Applied Science, Paralegal Studies
    • Columbus State Community College, 2012


  • Notary Public
    • State of Ohio, since 2003