Kathleen M. Werner

Katie moved to St. Mary’s County as a child with her family via the U.S. Navy in the mid-1970’s, she joined the Dorsey Law firm in 1992 as an associate attorney, and became a partner in the firm in 2003.

Graduating Great Mills High school in 1980, Katie went on to Mary Washington College, earning honors and scholarships, and interning for Senator Paul Sarbanes in 1984. From there she went to the University of Baltimore Law School, graduating with her Juris Doctorate in 1989.

Since joining The Dorsey Law Firm, Katie has focused her practice in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, estates and will drafting, administrative hearings, civil litigation, trial preparation, and personal injury.

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Professional Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Mary’s County Bar Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland, Trustee 2018-present


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
  • Mary Washington College, B.A.

Awards & Recognitions

  • “The Daily Records” Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2020

Community Activities

  • Mary’s County Cable Advisory Committee, 1997-2000, Member
  • Mary’s County Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
    • 1997-Present, Member
    • 2001-2002, Chair
  • Mary’s County Commission for Women
    • 2002-2009, 2013-Present, Member
    • 2008-2009, President
    • 2014-Present, Secretary
  • Teen Center Advisory Board 2003-2004, Member
  • Board of Directors Tri-County Youth Services Bureau 2003-2010, Member
    • Previously served as Secretary
    • 2008-2010, President
  • Board of Directors St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission
    • 2006-2011, Member
    • 2007, Vice-Chair
    • 2008 – 2010, Chair
  • Southern Maryland Parrot Head Club 2009-2010, Vice President
  • Board of Directors St. Mary’s Animal Welfare League (SMAWL)
    • 2009-Present, Member
    • 2010 – Present – President
  • League of Women Voters of St. Mary’s County, Maryland
    • 2009-Present, Member
    • Currently serving as Vice-President