Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC’s new post-bar law clerk Kate O. Bredenberg was born and raised in the Bay Area. Prior to joining BACL as a Post-Bar Law Clerk, Ms. Bredenberg worked for the firm as a Summer Clerk where she assisted attorneys in drafting motions, reviewing discovery, and attending court proceedings.
Ms. Bredenberg received an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She also attended her first year of law school at the Gonzaga University School of Law. Ms. Bredenberg completed her legal studies at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, and graduated in May of 2022.
During her time at UC Hastings, Ms. Bredenberg competed on the Hastings Moot Court team, served as a staff editor for the Constitutional Law Quarterly, and worked as a Certified Law Student in the Individual Representation Clinic, Hastings’ in-house litigation clinic. Prior to transferring, Ms. Bredenberg interned with the Washington State Bar Moderate Means Program as well as the Washington Defender Association.
Ms. Bredenberg graduated from UC Hastings with a Pro Bono distinction and focused her volunteer work on helping people get their lives back after being entangled in the criminal justice system. Ms. Bredenberg volunteered at Elevate Community Center where she analyzed RAP sheets for potential sealing and expungement and at UnCommon Law where she drafted parole consultation letters for clients serving life sentences.
Ms. Bredenberg is emphatically committed to criminal defense and believes all persons deserve an advocate who will listen to their stories and fight for them. Ms. Bredenberg joins the BACL team as someone with an unwavering belief in human dignity and justice.
- Gonzaga University (B.A., 2019);
- University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., 2022)