Log In

Katherine Hunt Federle Edit Profile


Katherine Hunt Federle, American lawyer. Bar: Washington 1983, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1983, District of Columbia 1984, Hawaii 1986, Ohio 1998. Recipient Outstanding Public Service award Office of the Mayor, Washington, 1986, Felix Frankfurter Distinguished Teachers award, Tulane School, 1996.


Federle, Katherine Hunt was born on August 5, 1958 in Alton, Illinois, United States. Daughter of George Davis and Sarah Spence (Richards) Federle.


Bachelor, Pomona College, 1980. Juris Doctor cum laude, Seattle University, 1983. Master of Laws, Georgetown University, 1986.


Assistant public defender Snohomish County Public Defender' General’ s Office, Everett, Washington, 1983—1984. Prettyman fellow Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, 1984—1986. Researcher Center for Youth Research, Honolulu, 1988—1990.

Assistant professor law University Hawaii, 1986—1990. Associate professor law Tulane University, New Orleans, 1990—1997, Ohio State University College Law, Columbus, 1998—2002, director Justice Children Project, since 1998, professor law Columbus, since 2002. Supervising attorney University Hawaii Juvenile Defense Clinic, Honolulu, 1986-1990.

Director Center Law, Social Science & Public Policy, Ohio State University.


  • Bar: Washington 1983, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1983, District of Columbia 1984, Hawaii 1986, Ohio 1998.


  • Other Work

    • Member advisory board International Journal Children's Rights, since 1999. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman state legislation committee 2d Public Defender, Honolulu, 1987. Member Hawaii Permanency Planning Task Force, Honolulu, 1987, Hawaii Continuing Legal Education for Youth, 1986-1990. Member American Inns of Court.

Board directors Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law, since 1999. Member American Bar Association (chair juvenile law committee 1993-1997, family law section since 1989, co-chair conclave subcommittee 1995-1996, co-chair child welfare subcommittee 2002), Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (board directors 1993-1996), Association American Law Schools (section on clinical legal education, subcommittee on political interference 1988-1990, co-chair standards for practice for representing children in abuse and neglect cases committee, family law section 1994-1995), National Council Juvenile & Family Courts (liaison 1995-1997), Legal Aid Society Hawaii (board directors 1988-1990), Ohio State Bar Association (juvenile justice committee since 2002), Columbus Bar Association (task force on domestic violence and the courts).


  • Other Interests

    Hiking, swimming, fencing.


Married John Paul Haynes Junior, July 12, 1986.

George Davis Federle

Sarah Spence (Richards) Federle

John Paul Haynes Junior