Alumnae News & Highlights

In the 20 short years that have passed since she graduated from Hathaway Brown, Katherine Barr Hollingsworth has earned two degrees, worked in an array of large law firms, got married, gave birth to two children, become a Legal Aid managing attorney, and become a board member of a non-profit organization that helps people save their homes.

Katherine was an HB student from second through 12th grade. She graduated in 1996 and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Middlebury College, followed by a law degree from Georgetown University. She practiced law at large firms in Boston for several years, but when her husband, Adam – also a lawyer – took a job as an assistant U.S. Attorney in Cleveland in 2010, she took the opportunity to switch professional gears, pursuing a two-year fellowship in Legal Aid’s Consumer Practice Group. The fellowship gave her the chance to work directly with homeowners in the area of foreclosure defense, and Legal Aid asked her to stay on after the initial two years. She now holds the title of Managing Attorney.

In addition to her busy law career and raising her children, Alice and Duncan, Katherine also serves as a board member for an organization called ESOP – Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People. ESOP upholds the values Katherine demonstrates in her legal work: helping homeowners in distress get back into current mortgages and out of risk of foreclosure through education programs and other targeted initiatives.

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