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Kathryn S. Mahe

Kathryn S. Mahe

Office: 406-523-2500 | Fax: 406-523-2595
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Katie is a partner at Garlington Lohn & Robinson PLLP and chair of the employment law practice group. Katie has more than fifteen years of experience counseling her clients on employment and labor law issues, including wrongful discharge, FMLA, ADA, the Montana Human Rights Act, employee handbooks, and wage and hour law.  Katie has clients representing nearly all industries in Montana.  Additionally, Katie assists many healthcare clients on multiple issues, including privileging and credentialling, HIPAA breach analysis and reporting, and issues impacting the Medical Staff.  Katie also brings a broad perspective due to her experience litigating civil matters.

She is admitted to practice before all Montana courts, the United States District Courts for the District of Montana, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Katie also practices frequently in front of the Montana Human Rights Bureau and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, defending discrimination and retaliation claims.

Katie graduated from the University of Montana, with high honors receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology, with an emphasis in Criminology. She attended the University of Montana School of Law where she graduated with honors.

Katie is a native of Lewistown, Montana. Her husband, Matt, is a wild land firefighter and native of Stevensville.  They spend their spare time enjoying all Montana has to offer with their two children.

Honors, Awards and Professional Associations

  • Recognized by Best Lawyers as Missoula’s 2024 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation-Insurance
  • Mountain States Super Lawyers – Rising Star
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished Attorney Award
  • Western Montana Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • State Bar of Montana, Member
  • Montana Defense Trial Lawyers, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member


  • University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, Montana
    • Juris Doctor
    • Honors: With Honors
  • University of Montana
    • Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Psychology
    • Major: Sociology with an Emphasis in Criminology
    • Honors: With High Honors

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Health Care Law
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Municipal Law

Bar Admissions

  • Montana
  • U.S. District Court District of Montana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America