Katherine R. Knox Katherine R. Knox

Katherine R. Knox


Meet Kate, campaign finance guru, lobbying law legend, and social justice advocate.

Katherine R. Knox


207 629-7229 direct
207 623-1596 main
207 626-0200 facsimile

146 Capitol Street
PO Box 5057
Augusta, ME 04332-5057

Board of Directors

Government & Politics
Government Relations Practice Group
Political Campaigns & Consulting Practice Group

  • Recognized in Best Lawyers in America
  • Named New England Super Lawyers “Rising Star”
  • 2014 Outstanding Alumna Award, Women’s Law Association at the University of Maine School of Law
  • Partner in Pride 2014, Maine Democratic Party
  • Social Worker of the Year, National Association of Social Workers in Maine

Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.

When it comes to lobbying, campaign compliance, and election law, you are hard-pressed to find someone more capable than Kate. In the last 10 years, she’s worked on virtually every significant ballot initiative and campaign for public office in Maine. Recently, she helped EqualityMaine draft and pass legislation legalizing same-sex marriage in Maine—marking the first time in US history that such legislation passed in both the House and Senate, and was signed into law.

For clients seeking guidance complying with Maine’s complex and unusual campaign finance laws, Kate’s in-depth knowledge of the state’s political landscape—and how to participate in and influence Maine politics—is particularly useful. In fact, she serves as general counsel to the Maine Democratic Party, offering compliance assistance, representation before the Maine Ethics Committee, and help in navigating Maine’s Clean Election laws.

But that’s not all. Kate is also very experienced in:

  • Drafting legislation and administrative rules, and any other lobbying-related services
  • Helping clients adhere to government ethics requirements
  • Political action committee formation and governance
  • Ballot questions campaigns
  • Representing clients in compliance and ethics issues before the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
  • Advising large national trade associations, public interest groups, corporations, candidates seeking public office, and more

In her former life, Kate was:

  • A family therapist for 10 years, helping teenagers handle major mental illnesses.

When Kate isn’t working, she is…

Pursuing her passions: eating, traveling, entertaining friends and family, spending time with her son, or finding ways to resolve social justice issues. Kate is also currently serving on the board of the Abyssinian Meeting House, a historic house built by free African Americans in Portland. During the school year, you may find her at the University of Maine School of Law, where she is an adjunct professor.


JD, University of Maine School of Law, 2004
MSW, University of Maine School of Social Work, 1993
BS, Skidmore College, 1990

Admitted to practice
State of Maine


Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Women Lawyers