Katherine Gatti Rooks

Attorney at Law

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Katherine Gatti Rooks

Attorney at Law

Kate is a cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law where she served as Head Case Note & Comment Editor of the Maine Law Review. She served as a student attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic where she provided legal representation to low-income clients. Upon graduation, she was awarded the Pro Bono Publico Award for her service. 

Since graduation, Kate has focused her practice on workers’ compensation, social security disability, and insurance denial (long-term and short-term disability) cases, where she has earned the respect of colleagues and judges for her tireless advocacy on behalf of her clients. 

She lives in South Portland with her husband, John, and their four very spoiled dogs and cats (Baxter, Martha, Remy, and Lil’ B). In her free time, she enjoys Crossfit, swimming, and attending live music events. 

Areas of Practice

  • Workers’ Compensation (State Act and Longshore)
  • Social Security Disability
  • ERISA – Short and Long Term Disability Denials
  • Veteran’s Benefits (Accredited Attorney for the Department of Veteran’s Affairs)

Bar Admissions

  • State of Maine, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 2012


University of Maine School, Portland, Maine

  • J.D., Cum Laude
  • Law Review Member, 2010-2012

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine

  • Bachelor of Arts, Sociology
  • Honors Thesis

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Publico Award, University of Maine School of Law, 2012
  • Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorney in America – Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, 2014 
  • National Top Injured Workers’ Attorneys – Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group, 2018

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Attorney – Workers’ Rights Legal Clinic, 2019
  • South Portland Planning Board – 2017 – 2019