Deputy State Public Defender
Katie York started with the SPD as an Assistant State Public Defender in the Green Bay trial office where she handled nearly all SPD case types. In 2010, she transferred to the SPD’s Madison Appellate office where she was later promoted to Local Attorney Manager.
In 2018 Katie became the SPD’s Deputy Trial Division Director and in 2019 she returned to the Appellate Division as the SPD’s Appellate Division Director, before becoming the Deputy Trial Division Director in 2023. Katie was on the State Bar Board of Governors from 2017-2021. She received her law degree from Golden Gate University and an undergraduate degree in business administration with a concentration in economics from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington.