Law Office of Katherine E. Lothrop

Firm Overview

My firm handles all criminal matters in the state and federal courts to include felonies, misdemeanors, appeals and expungements. I always act on my client's behalf aggressively, competently, and ethically to resolve his or her matter as quickly and effectively as possible while defending his or her constitutional rights. The firm's ultimate goal is to obtain the liberty of each client while maintaining his or her professional and personal life. My firm was established in 2005, although I have been an attorney since 2000.

Example cases

I handle all types of criminal cases on a regular basis, from simple misdemeanors to three-strikes, violent felonies.

Main Office
717 K Street
Suite 223
Sacramento  CA  95814
  • (916) 444-8786
  • (916) 294-0812


Free Initial Consultation?
I offer a free 45 minute initial consultation.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
I typically charge a flat rate for services. Misdemeanors typically range from $1500 to $3500 through dismissal, plea or trial setting. Felonies typically range from $3500 to $8500 through dismissal, plea or preliminary hearing. Rates are dependent upon the severity of the charges, whether the client has prior offenses, and whether co-defendants are involved. Additional fees are required for trial.
Hourly Rates
I mainly do flat fees.

Office Information

Office Hours
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Emergency hours are 24/7
Emergency After Hours

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I feel much more passionate about fighting for a person's liberty than fighting for monetary gain.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Clients should absolutely educate themselves regarding legal issues. However, I strongly feel that it is my responsibility as an attorney to ensure that my clients are fully informed as to all legal issues and choices made available to them.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I would be happy to review any and all documents that may be relevant to the client's case.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I am willing to educate clients about small claims court, restraining orders and minor traffic offenses.

Katherine Lothrop

Prior to becoming an attorney, I had an extensive career with the State of California. My work at the Attorney General's Office included profiling sex offenders, tracking organized crime suspects and drug traffickers, training law enforcement personnel in Uniform Crime Reporting, and analyzing legislation pertaining to criminal matters. My work at the Department of Corrections included counseling High-Risk Serious Habitual Sex Offenders upon their release from state prison. While at the Board of Control, I proposed recommendations for resolution of appeals filed by crime victims.

I have an extensive education in the field of psychology. I have counseled many individuals while working at the Children's Receiving Home in Sacramento, and while volunteering at Suicide Prevention Services of Sacramento. I have also counseled newly released high risk sex offenders from the California state prison system. I have always had a desire to help individuals through very difficult times in their lives. Also, my eleven-year career in law enforcement has enabled me to provide my clients with substantial insight into possible defenses which may lead to the dismissal or mitigation of criminal charges.

I have an excellent working relationship with the prosecutors in this area, which leads to very successful negotiations. If I am unable to achieve dismissal of a matter, I continue to vigorously prepare each case to the fullest extent possible with great attention to detail. This allows me to prepare the best defense possible for my clients and to enable them to make intelligent decisions as to whether to enter a plea or proceed to trial.

Personal interests:

I enjoy traveling, sports, and spending quality time with family and friends.

  • Bar Number: 210090
    California , 2000
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2000
    Sacramento, CA
  • California State University Sacramento
    Master's Degree , 1988
    Sacramento, CA
  • California State University
    Bachelor's Degree , 1983
    Sacramento, CA

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