Stephen P. McCarron
Louis W. Diess, III
Mary Jean Fassett
Kate Ellis became familiar with the PACA when she worked as a law clerk at McCarron & Diess while in law school. She also gained knowledge of civil litigation and bankruptcy proceedings while researching and editing practitioners' guides in law school with a professor who is an expert in the fields. Kate gained litigation experience by representing low-income clients as a student attorney in the International Human Rights Law Clinic. She also taught Constitutional Law at a local high school as a Marshall-Brennan Fellow.
Kate obtained a degree of Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law, cum laude, in 2004. That same year, she joined McCarron & Diess as an associate. Since joining McCarron & Diess, Kate has represented produce companies in numerous actions in federal district courts and bankruptcy courts. She is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Walter Chandler American Inn of Court, and focuses a good deal of her practice on representing the interests of produce companies and food service companies in bankruptcy proceedings.
Kate is admitted to the bar of the State of Maryland, the federal bar of Maryland, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. (Not admitted in DC, practice limited to federal courts.)
Reported cases: "R" Best Produce, Inc. v. Shulman-Rabin Mktg., Corp., 467 F3d 238 (2d Cir. 2006); KGB Int'l v. Watford (In re Watford), 374 B.R. 184 (Bankr. M.D.N.C. 2007).