Kate Nyquist is a native-Nashvillian. She graduated high school from Franklin Road Academy and then moved to South Carolina to attend the College of Charleston. Following graduation, Kate remained in Charleston where she became certified as a Victim Services Provider and worked as the Project Coordinator at the Ninth Circuit Solicitor’s Office for a program entitled the Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence. There, she organized a multidisciplinary team of police officers, prosecutors, probation officers, shelters, advocates, and judges to develop and implement policies and procedures that improved interagency response to domestic violence cases in Charleston County.
In 2012, Kate moved to Austin, Texas where she joined the staff at the Center for Child Protection, a nationally accredited children’s advocacy center that serves as the only nonprofit directly involved in the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases in Travis County. There, she established and managed the Education Services Department, where she built curriculum and provided educational trainings and support to more than 10,000 parents and professionals on the identification, response, and prevention of child abuse.
In 2016, Kate chose to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an attorney and moved back to her home city to attend the Nashville School of Law. During school and after becoming licensed, Kate worked at Rudy Title & Escrow, a high-volume real estate transaction company, as a title attorney and assisted clients with residential and commercial property contracts, land development, and title clearance throughout Tennessee.
Kate joined Martin Heller Potempa & Sheppard in 2022 and she is excited to bring her background in both client advocacy and real estate law to the practice of probate administration and conservatorships. In her free time, Kate sits on the Executive Council for Elephant Aid International. She enjoys traveling with family, playing tennis, and hiking with her fiancé, Darius, and their five dogs.
J.D., Nashville School of Law – Nashville, Tennessee
College of Charleston – Charleston, South Carolina