Kathleen has been practicing law as an attorney in Oregon since 2004, and in Washington since 2008. After graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School in the top ten-percent of her class, she joined Foster Pepper Tooze LLP as a business litigation associate. Her practice included business litigation of all types, including complex litigation such as business torts, class actions, and shareholder derivative lawsuits. After three years as an associate attorney with Foster Pepper, Kathleen yearned for the opportunity to become an expert in a more specialized, niche legal field, where she could develop her skills as a true legal counselor, and help keep her clients out of the courtroom when possible. With that goal in mind, Kathleen joined the Portland office of a Seattle-based law firm in 2007 to focus upon homeowner association and condominium law.
For over six years prior to opening her own firm, Kathleen developed her expertise and reputation as one of the leading attorneys practicing homeowner association and condominium law in Oregon and Washington. Kathleen’s practice while working with her prior firm concentrated on general counsel, enforcement litigation, collections, and construction defect litigation. Now as the owner of Profitt Law PC, Kathleen continues to focus on condominium and homeowner association law, particularly, association general counsel, enforcement, and collection services. She is constantly updating her practice to analyze and respond to trends in homeowner and condominium association law.
Kathleen is an active member of the Oregon Chapter of Community Associate Institute (“CAI OR”) and of Oregon/Washington Community Association Managers (“OWCAM”) where she has served on multiple committees over the years. Most notably, she served on the OR CAI Board from 2011 through 2016, and served as the Board Secretary from 2011-2014 and 2016. Prior to her election to the OR CAI Board, Kathleen was the Chair of the Membership Committee.
Kathleen is a frequent speaker on educational topics focused on condominium and homeowner association law, including both CAI OR and OWCAM events. She has taught the OWCAM CAMP legal course for the CAMP certification program required by OWCAM of all its community manager members. Kathleen has also taught the core legal concepts for community associations to Habitat for Humanity associations as part of CAI OR’s scholarship and community coach program. Kathleen was one of the developers of CAI OR’s scholarship program that focuses on connecting self-managed associations to CAI OR’s network and resources. She has also spoken at several training programs for First American Title, offered to real estate agents in order to meet ongoing educational requirements, and has additionally provided continuing legal education opportunities for Oregon lawyers.