Kathie J. Gummere is an attorney in private practice focusing on estate planning, particularly for the LGBTQ+ community and unmarried couples. She has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Cal State University, Los Angeles, a B.S. in Nursing from Arizona State University, and a Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University.
She is a past political consultant and lobbyist for the Arizona Human Rights Fund, (now known as Equality Arizona). She sits on the National Family Law Advisory Council for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and is a past member of the Family Law Institute of the LGBT Bar Association.
Kathie is a past chair of the Arizona Community Foundation’s Center for LGBTQ Philanthropy Advisory Committee, a past member of the Rio Salado College President’s Advisory Council, a past member of the Maricopa Community Colleges Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, and chair the Out and Up Scholarship Fund for the Maricopa Community College District Foundation.
She is also a past Chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the State Bar of Arizona. She is a frequent speaker on gay and lesbian legal and political issues, and diversity issues for such varied forums as colleges, municipalities, corporations, religious organizations, and legal continuing education programs.