After spending two years as a summer associate for Fraser Stryker, Kaitlin (Kait) Madsen joined the Firm as an Associate to practice in the areas of litigation, labor and employment law, and nonprofit and charitable organizations.
Kait appreciates her role as advocate to her clients. From the start of any matter, she combines her compassion, drive, and problem-solving capabilities to find a solution that best meets her client’s needs. Kait’s previous experience in the nonprofit sector gives her practical knowledge that she employs when working with the Firm’s nonprofit clients.
Kait’s natural curiosity and desire to be in service of others is what led her to become an attorney. After completing her undergraduate degree, Kait worked as a Health Care Access Community Organizer for Nebraska Appleseed where she helped lead a successful ballot measure to expand Medicaid in Nebraska.
Kait earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 2021, with high distinction. During law school, she was voted “Most Likely to Brighten Up a Room” two years in a row by her classmates. Kait received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Loyola University Chicago. While at Loyola, she spent time studying abroad in the Czech Republic.
Outside of the office, Kait enjoys watching Omaha’s talented local musicians perform with her husband and son.
Honors & Awards
- Judge Smith Camp Memorial Scholarship
- Outstanding Civil Clinic Student Award
- “Ace of Spades” Spading Award for Nebraska Law Review
- CALI Excellence for the Future Awards – Torts (Fall 2018), Civil Rights Litigation (Spring 2020), Trial Advocacy (Spring 2020), Mental Health Law (Fall 2020), Civil Clinic (Spring 2021)
- McGrath North Mullin & Kratz Excellence in Legal Writing Award
- Most Outstanding Graduating Senior in the Anthropology Department
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s “Spirit of Service” Award (May 2016)
Memberships & Civic Affiliations
- Nebraska Law Review – Senior Articles Editor
- Nebraska Women’s Law Caucus – Treasurer (2019-2021)
- Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honor Society
Presentations & Publications
- Execution on the Ballot: Lessons for Judicial Review of Ballot Measures from the Death Penalty Referendum in Nebraska, 99 Neb. L. Rev. 254 (2020).
- Health Care Access Community Organizer – Nebraska Appleseed (2015-2018)