Katie M. Shipp is a Senior Associate at Marsh Law Firm and works to protect the rights of crime victims in federal and state court. Katie works on a wide range of matters representing survivors of campus sexual abuse, harassment, and retaliation, pregnancy discrimination, childhood sexual abuse, and child pornography. Her practice focuses on holding perpetrators and institutions accountable, including K-12 schools, colleges, churches, and military institutions. Katie is passionate about working closely with survivors to help them secure justice and rebuild their lives.
Katie is a proud cum laude graduate of Allegheny College with degrees in Psychology and Religious Studies. After serving as an Americorps Vista, Katie attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and graduated cum laude. Prior to joining Marsh Law Firm, she worked as an advocate for children at KidsVoice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts.
Katie is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association and National Crime Victim Bar Association. She volunteers for the Pittsburgh Action Against Rape and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Katie published Wilderness Therapy Settings: An Industry in Need of Legal and Regulatory Oversight in the Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal and The Use of Coercion in the Child Maltreatment Investigation Field: A Comparison of American and Scottish Perspectives in the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review. Katie has presented at multiple conferences regarding Title IX and Child Welfare law.
- Title IX Campus Sexual Assault
- Liability of Wilderness Therapy Programs
- Child Sex Abuse
- Child Pornography
- Crime Victim’s Rights
- Sextortion and Revenge Porn
- Federal Tort Claims Act Sexual Abuse
- Criminal Restitution
- Children’s Rights
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2013
Graduated cum laude
Member – Order of the Coif
CALI award for Family Law and Business Organizations
Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of Law and Commerce
B.A., Allegheny College, 2009
Graduated cum laude
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
US District Court – Western District of Pennsylvania
Why Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Need a Window to Justice, Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Point of Law, (Winter 2019).
The Use of Coercion in the Child Maltreatment Investigation Field: A Comparison of American and Scottish Perspectives, 22 U. Miami Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 129 (2015)
Wilderness Therapy Settings: An Industry in Need of Legal and Regulatory Oversight, Michigan Child Welfare Journal (Vol. 16 Issue 1, Fall 2013)
Boards and Commissions
Founding Board Member – Children’s Justice Fund – 2016 to present
Member – United States Sentencing Commission Victims Advisory Group – December 2018 to present