Kathleen L. Killoy

Associate Attorney

Kathleen has over a decade of litigation experience and has represented clients in residential real estate matters, both as an attorney and a licensed real estate broker.

In addition to her extensive litigation experience, Kathleen practiced real estate law focusing on residential real estate transactions, zoning, permitting, and landlord tenant issues on Nantucket Island. Since relocating to Santa Fe, Kathleen has also gained extensive experience as a licensed real estate broker, giving her a greater appreciation for the complexities surrounding real estate transactions, property ownership, and the myriad issues that can arise that are often unique to Northern New Mexico.

A native of Massachusetts, Kathleen spent the bulk of her legal career working in Boston, where she concentrated her practice on the defense of personal injury, property damages, dram shop, and environmental cases, with a strong emphasis the defense of local and national mass tort, and product liability litigation matters.

Kathleen also strives to provide pro bono legal services whenever she can, and has enjoyed drafting estate planning documents for New Mexico first responders through the "Wills for Heroes" program, and in the past, has enjoyed working with the Massachusetts's Women's Bar Foundation's Family Law Project for Battered Women. Kathleen has additional experience with a variety of environmental matters through her work as a law clerk with the Vermont Natural Resources Council and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.

Kathleen is proud to call Santa Fe home and is honored to serve the greater community as a part of Sommer Karnes & Associates, LLP. In her spare time she enjoys skiing; hiking; gardening; reading; writing; attending the many, and varied cultural, theatrical, and musical events offered in Santa Fe; and of course, spending time in the waters of Ten Thousand Waves, Ojo Caliente, and Pagosa Springs whenever she can!


Brown University, A.B. Psychology 2000

Vermont Law School, J.D. and Masters' in Environmental Law & Policy 2008

Bar Admissions and Activities:

New Mexico, 2020

Massachusetts, 2009

U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2013