Land Use Attorneys
and Business Law Experts

Partners to Religious Organizations and Businesses

Katharine Brink Harrison

Katharine Brink Harrison has been with Dalton & Tomich PLC since 2011. Kate focuses her practice on land use and zoning litigation and counseling small businesses. She also has significant experience representing religious institutions, nonprofit organizations and financial institutions.

Kate has been named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015, 2016 and 2017. She is a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association’s Barristers Board, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan—Wayne Region and the Federal Bar Association. Kate is admitted to practice in Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kate is a 2012 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude). At UDM, Kate was a title editor on the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, a member of the Dean’s Honor Society and a Dean’s Scholarship recipient. Kate received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Spanish from Albion College (2008, cum laude).

Kate lives in Grosse Pointe Park with her husband and two rescue dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cooking, trying new restaurants and exploring Detroit.

Professional Activity:

  • Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association
    • Member, Barristers Board (2014-present)
    • Participant, Inn of Court program (2013-present)
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Young Lawyers Section
    • Real Property Law Section
  • Women Lawyers Association of Michigan—Wayne Region
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Author, “Ten Tips for a Successful Deposition,” Detroit Lawyer Magazine, February 2017
  • Author, “Advising Food Truck Operators,” Institute of Continuing Legal Education, January 2017
  • Panelist, “Religious Land Use and Zoning: Preparing, Defending and Litigating a Case,” American Bar Association, November 2016
  • Speaker, “Combating Religious Discrimination Today,” D.O.J. and U.S. Attorney’s Office, May 2016
  • Author, “Denying Due Process Rights in the Southwest: A Critique of Operation Streamline,” University of Detroit Mercy Law Review Volume 89-3