Katherine Sultenfuss Schichtel Attorney At Law

Katherine Sultenfuss Schichtel - Attorney at Law

Of Counsel

T 863.284.2200
F 863.688.0310
D 863.284.2235
Lakeland One Lake Morton Drive Lakeland, Florida 33801

Katherine is Of Counsel in GrayRobinson's Lakeland office. Her practice focuses on estate and tax planning, and she represents beneficiaries, trustees and personal representatives in probate and trust litigation. She advises individuals with respect to estate and wealth transfer planning and prepares wills and ancillary documents for her clients.

  • Background

    Katherine grew up in Clearwater, Florida and graduated from Palm Harbor University High School’s International Baccalaureate program. She earned her bachelor of science in economics at Duke University and attended law school at the University of Virginia School of Law. While in law school, she interned in the appellate division at the United States Attorney’s Office. Immediately following law school, she joined a regional law firm in Tampa where she practiced for five years before going back to school to earn her Masters of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida.

  • Education
    • Duke University, B.S., Economics  (2009)
      • Minor in Chemistry
    • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (2012)
      • Virginia Law and Business Review, Senior Articles Editor
      • William Lile Minor Moot Court, First Round Top Twenty Brief
      • Teaching Assistant (Contracts I)
    • University of Florida Levin College of Law, LL.M. (2018)
      • Florida Tax Review, Graduate Student Editor
      • Book Awards: Estate Planning, Advanced Topics in Taxation of Estates and Trusts, and Tax Policy
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2018, 2020-2024
    • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2021-2024
      • Litigation - Trusts and Estates
      • Tax Law
      • Trusts and Estates
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • The American Bar
  • Civic
    • Leadership Lakeland, Class XXXVII
    • The Junior League of Lakeland, 2018–present
    • The Junior League of Tampa, 2013–2018
    • The RCS Food Pantry: The Gift of Food, co-founder
    • The C.H. Ferguson – M.E. White Inn of Court, 2013–2017
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • Panelist, "Real Estate, CARES Act, and Tax and Estate Law: The Response to COVID-19," COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series, June 17, 2020