Background

Kate G. Westad has a national practice litigating vaccine-adverse-reaction claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the U.S. District Court of Federal Claims in Washington D.C. Kate also represents clients in complex civil litigation matters, including catastrophic loss, wrongful death, personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice cases.

Kate has been recognized by her peers during her legal career. In 2009, Kate received Minnesota Lawyer's "Up and Coming Attorneys" award. This award is reserved for attorneys who have distinguished themselves during their first 10 years of practice. Kate was one of 25 honorees chosen.

Most recently, Kate was selected a 2019 Minnesota Super Lawyer honoree. Super Lawyer honorees are selected from an annual survey and the distinction is bestowed on less than 5% of Minnesota's practicing attorneys. She has been selected as a Super Lawyer honoree every year since 2014. Kate was named a Rising Star in a survey by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2009-2013. The publication asks Minnesota's top lawyers to identify an elite group of emerging lawyers, either under the age of 40 or in practice less than 10 years, who have demonstrated the highest standards of excellence.

As a result of her passion for preventing injuries, Kate created and launched FOCUS ON THE ROAD, a public service campaign of traffic road safety that also draws attention to distracted driving.

Awards and Associations

Lawsuit of the Year

Law & Politics, 2008

Super Lawyer - Thomson Reuters

PI General - Plaintiff, 2014-present

Minnesota Rising Stars

Super Lawyers/Thomson Reuters (2009-2013)

Up and Coming Attorneys

Minnesota Lawyer (2009)

Vaccine Injured Petitioners Bar Association

Member

Minnesota Association for Justice

Board of Governors

Minnesota Women Lawyers

Member, Former Board Member

American Association for Justice Leader's Forum

Member

Minnesota State Bar Association

Member

Hennepin County Bar Association

Member

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Kate G. Westad Joins SiebenCarey

SiebenCarey is pleased to announce that Kate G. Westad joined the firm May 1, 2019. Ms. Westad comes to SiebenCarey with 17 years of litigation experience, most recently serving clients at Larkin Hoffman. She has created a nationally recognized practice litigating vaccine-adverse-reaction claims with the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

Education

  • J.D., 2002, Mitchell Hamline School of Law

  • B.A., 1998, St. Cloud State University

Why I Became a
Know Your Rights
Personal Injury Attorney

"When I was growing up, I was fascinated by politics. As I was going through college, I recognized that I really wanted to help people." I also wanted a career that allowed me to really make a difference. I saw a law career as a way to accomplish that goal."

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