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Kathleen T. Dilts

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Phone: 973-845-2600
Fax: 973-845-2232

17 Hanover Rd
#410 P.O.Box 97
Florham Park, New Jersey 07932

We welcome Katie an associate attorney with the Rafel firm. Katie is passionate about applying her unique background and skills to help individuals in need. Katie began her legal career after many years in the healthcare industry, with her degree in psychology leading her to work in both psychiatric and medical/surgical hospitals. She saw first-hand how often patients with chronic and/or disabling conditions require assistance that goes beyond their medical care, and pursued a legal degree to help bridge that gap. She graduated with honors from the McGeorge School of Law, where she was the Chief Comment Editor of (and published in) its Law Review, served on the Moot Court Honors Board, and had the opportunity to take coursework with then-Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. After becoming licensed in California and New Jersey, and spending time as a plaintiff's attorney handling complex wrongful death and medical malpractice claims, she joined our firm in January 2022. Since then, Katie has used her knowledge and experience in the medical field, along with her background in psychology, to swiftly become a valuable and compassionate resource to our clients.

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