Grosse Pointe Park resident is an integral part of Dalton & Tomich’s national leadership in land use cases supporting churches, mosques and other religious institutions
DETROIT (May 2, 2017) – Land use and business law firm Dalton & Tomich, PLC announced the promotion of attorney Katharine Brink Harrison to senior associate. A resident of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, Harrison joined the Detroit-based firm in 2011.
Harrison focuses her practice on land use and zoning law. Her expertise has helped Dalton & Tomich cement its reputation as a national leader in litigation involving the Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA). Harrison has partnered with churches, mosques and other religious institutions across the country. Most recently, she helped bring about a successful resolution for the American Islamic Cultural Center in its federal mosque land use case against the City of Sterling Heights, Michigan.
Her other RLUIPA victories include: Academy of Our Lady of Peace Catholic High School v. City of San Diego, California; Lighthouse Rescue Mission v. Hattiesburg, Mississippi; and Church of Our Savior v. Jacksonville Beach, Florida. In addition to her RLUIPA practice, Harrison counsels religious and nonprofit organizations in legal matters such as incorporation, organizational structuring and obtaining federal tax-exempt status.
Harrison has been named a Michigan Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of land use and zoning law. She is a member of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association’s Barristers Board, Women Lawyers Association of Michigan—Wayne Region and Federal Bar Association. Harrison also has participated in the Detroit Bar Association’s Inn of Court program since 2013.
She is admitted to practice in the state of Michigan, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Harrison is a 2012 graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (J.D., cum laude), where she was a title editor on the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review. Kate received her B.A., cum laude, in psychology and Spanish from Albion College in 2008.
About Dalton & Tomich, PLC
Located in the Chrysler House in the heart of Detroit’s Financial District, Dalton & Tomich, PLC features a specialized practice in land use and zoning law, supporting churches, mosques and other religious institutions across the country. For more information or to request a consultation, visit www.attorneysforlanduse.com or call 313-859-6000.
The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps accomplish your goals. Our collaborative approach has helped leaders like you grow businesses and banks, develop and expand churches, and build nonprofit organizations nationwide.
In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
Dalton & Tomich’s expertise and experience helped us through a very difficult legal journey, ultimately achieving a favorable outcome. Their personal interest in helping us went “above and beyond” just the call of duty.