Katie M. Becker
Katie joined Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick in September of 2019 as an Associate Attorney. Her practice focuses on representing disabled veterans before the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Katie earned a B.A. in International Relations, summa cum laude, from the State University of New York at Geneseo in 2014. She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 2013 and was selected by department faculty to receive the Outstanding Junior and Senior in International Relations awards in 2013 and 2014. She also served as Student Association President in 2014, and was elected by her peers to receive the Student Association President’s Cup.
In 2019, Katie earned her J.D., magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law. She received a C.A.S. (Certificate of Advanced Study) in National Security and Counterterrorism Law from the Institute of National Security and Counterterrorism. Katie was elected to the Justinian Honor Society in 2018, and the Order of the Coif in 2019. She was selected to receive the Outstanding Clinical Student Award by SUCOL Clinical Faculty in 2019. She was also elected by her peers to receive the Outstanding Graduate Award in 2019. During law school, Katie was an associate and executive editor of Syracuse Law Review; served four semesters as a student attorney in SUCOL’s Wohl Family Veterans’ Legal Clinic; worked as then-Veterans’ Legal Clinic Director Yelena Duterte’s research assistant; and was elected as a student senator and Senate Pro Tempore of SUOCL’s Student Bar Association. During her third year, she also served as the President of VISION (the Veterans’ Issues, Support Initiative, and Outreach Network), and helped organize SUCOL’s first Veterans’ Day celebration on the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I.
Katie completed internships with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review and The Veterans’ Consortium Pro Bono Program, both in Washington, D.C. She was also a Scholarship Recipient for NOVA’s biannual conference in 2018.
In her free time, Katie enjoys reading, running, baking and painting. She eagerly looks forward to the day she can finally get a dog.