Meet Kate A. Franke, Esq.
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Kate A. Franke, Esq.

  • Profile
  • Credentials
  • Practice Areas
  • Community Involvement

Katherine (Kate) Franke is an asso­ciate with Christie Farrell Lee & Bell. She fully under­stands the after­math of an injury or death of a loved one can be filled with uncer­tainty. So, in serv­ing her clients, Kate works to pro­vide them with infor­ma­tion they need to make informed deci­sions while being a zeal­ous advo­cate of their claims.


Kate was named a Super Lawyers Ris­ing Star (2014–2016), was listed as a National Trial Lawyer’s Asso­ci­a­tion Top 40 Under 40 (2013) and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer (2014–2015) for Indi­ana, and an Up and Com­ing Lawyer (2013) by The Indi­ana Lawyer.



  • Amer­i­can Bar Association
  • Indi­ana State Bar Association
  • Legal Edu­ca­tion Con­clave Com­mit­tee, 2008–2010
  • Law Prac­tice Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee, 2008–2010
  • Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion
    Young Lawyers Section
  • Indi­anapo­lis Bar Asso­ci­a­tion
    Young Lawyers Section

Court Admission

  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indi­ana, 2006

Bar Admission

  • Indi­ana, 2006


  • Val­paraiso Uni­ver­sity School of Law, J.D. 2006
  • DePauw Uni­ver­sity, B.A. 2002
    Major: Polit­i­cal Sci­ence, Minor: German

Community Involvement
  • We the Peo­ple
    Judge, High School, Mid­dle School & Ele­men­tary School Dis­trict Com­pe­ti­tions, 2007-Present
  • Indi­ana High School Mock Trial
    Judge, 2009
  • Law Day
    Lake County, Indi­ana Co-Chair, 2010

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