Katelyn Hepburn

Katelyn Hepburn

Missoula, Montana

Katelyn grew up in a small town outside of Portland, Oregon.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree with high honors from Southern Oregon University and obtained her J.D. with honors from the University of Montana School of Law.  While in law school, Katelyn served as Publication Editor of the Public Land and Resources Law Review, and was a two-year team member of the Environmental Law Moot Court Team.

Following law school, Katelyn clerked for the Honorable Sam E. Haddon, Federal District Court Judge for the District of Montana, for a one-year term.  She entered private practice with Garlington, Lohn & Robinson in the fall of 2016.

In her spare time, Katelyn enjoys the rivers and mountains of Montana with her husband Jim, and their border collie Sawyer.

Areas of Practice

  • General Litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Montana, 2015
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana, 2016


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • J.D. - 2015
  • Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
    • B.S.
    • Major: Environmental Science and Policy

Published Works

  • Cause for Rebellion? Examining How Federal Land Management Agencies & Local Governments Collaborate on Land Use Planning, Co-Authored by Michelle Bryan, Graham Coppes, Katelyn Hepburn and Ross Keogh, Journal of Energy and Environmental Law, 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • USDC Judge Sam E. Haddon, Law Clerk, 2015 - 2016
  • Montana Water Court, Law Clerk