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Office manager/paralegal Kate Schwartz

Catherine J. Schwartz

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Office Manager and Paralegal

Kate is the paralegal and office manager 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.

Her hobbies include a variety of creative pursuits, but Kate is most avidly a quilter. First elected in 2016 as Central Ohio Modem 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, expected 2022

  • Associate of Applied Science, Paralegal Studies

Columbus State Community College, 2012


  • Paralegal Association of Central Ohio

2021 Certification Scholarship recipient

Professional Associations 

  • Columbus Bar Association

Federal Court and LGBT committees

  • National Federation of Paralegal Associations
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Paralegal Association of Central Ohio

Bar Admission

  • Notary Public

State of Ohio, since 2003