Kate Shaffer - Associate

Email: KShaffer@maypotenza.com
Phone: 602-252-1900
Fax: 602-252-1114

Originally from New Jersey, Kate Shaffer was employed as a legal assistant and paralegal for five years before obtaining her law degree at California Western School of Law where she graduated valedictorian.


  • Rowan University, B.A. (English Literature), magna cum laude, 2015
  • California Western School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2019
    • California Western Law Journal, Associate Editor
    • Justice Anthony M. Kennedy Scholar
    • Academic Achievement Award Scholarship
    • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award


  • Extern to the Honorable Margaret M. Mann, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, 2017
  • California Department of Business Oversight, Enforcement Division
  • Extern to the Honorable Gonzalo P. Curiel, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, 2018


  • Kathleen Shaffer, Exemption Disputes in Opt-out States: Does State Law Allocate the Burden of Proof?, 35 Bankr. J. 59 (2019)

Legal Assistant:

Cheryl Russ