Katie Vandaveer is a paralegal at Bautista LeRoy, LLC. She graduated from the University of
Missouri-Kansas City in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Studies.
Following college, Katie worked for both a local advertising firm and a publishing company, and
eventually, she accepted a position with a financial company where she was the Annuity Trainer
for the New Business Department. While working in finance, Katie helped lead special projects
where she cross-trained other departments and implemented training protocols and tactics
Following working for a financial company, Katie decided to pursue a legal career where she
worked intimately on a variety of personal injury, employment, medical mal-practice, and
wrongful death cases and joined the Bautista LeRoy team in May of 2017.
Katie is very active in the Kansas City legal community and is a member of the Kansas City
Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA), Kansas City Paralegal Association (KCPA), and
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City (AWL). Additionally, Katie has served
on the Young Friends of Art Committee with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for the last two
years, she volunteers with Jackson County CASA, and she is a member of the Greater Kansas
City Women’s Political Caucus, where she advocates for other strong female leaders in the
When Katie isn’t working or volunteering, she loves spending time with friends and family,
playing with her dog, Aldous and cat, Katniss, and she enjoys yoga, golfing, and writing.