About Katie King - Of Counsel
Katie is a Chattanooga native and moved back home after graduating from Suffolk University Law School in 2005. In addition to serving as Of Counsel for The Law Office of Stephan Wright, Katie is the proud owner of her own law firm katiekinglaw.com. Prior to running her own practice, she served as Senior Counsel & Privacy Officer for EPB.
Katie grew up inspired by her father - a born salesman who owned and operated several businesses (Groucho's Deli, The Swim Center, and Vector Printing). After Katie’s daughter was born in 2014, she began to make peace with her own entrepreneurial spirit. Katie wanted the freedom to say yes or no to cases and clients because she felt passionately about their opportunities and challenges and confident in her ability to help them. Katie often tells people that the only reason to be an entrepreneur is because you cannot not do it.
Katie has extensive experience in the niche field of utilities and communications. Most of her work focused on helping electric utilities and cooperatives bring advanced broadband communications systems to underserved portions of the Southeast. In this role, she helped with obtaining regulatory approvals and franchise agreements and negotiating contracts with entertainment and technology companies. While working with Stephan, Katie often serves clients’ transactional, employment, contract, and estate planning needs. However, her background and experience often lead to her filling other roles as the needs arise.
In 2017, Katie’s father died unexpectedly at the age of 62. As his sole heir and beneficiary, she inherited the majority ownership stake in his company Vector Printing. Her experience leading Vector Printing has taught her so much about leadership, small business ownership, and the importance of business owners taking the time to create thoughtful and diligent succession and estate planning. Being a dual business owner and a working mother has given Katie a depth of understanding and compassion that few attorneys are able to offer their clients.
Katie’s dream clients are business leaders who care about their teams, the law, and success. Katie loves to help people solve problems, but her preference is always to prevent them.
Katie can be reached at Katie@StephanWright.com or 423-826-6952