Kate Whetstone Usry has over a decade of experience trying cases. Kate’s practice is primarily devoted to serious personal injury cases involving tractor-trailer accidents, car wrecks, nursing home neglect and abuse, and premises liability. Drawing from years of experience as a prosecutor, Kate also handles all manner of criminal cases. Kate is a dedicated advocate for her clients.
Kate graduated from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Art in Political Science and a Minor in Mathematics. She worked as an intern in the U.S. Senate before attending law school at the University of South Carolina School of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Southeastern Environmental Law Journal and Secretary of the South Carolina Student Trial Lawyers Association.
Upon graduating from law school, Kate served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Knox McMahon in South Carolina’sEleventh Judicial Circuit. Thereafter, she joined the Eleventh Circuit Solicitor’s Office, where she prosecuted cases involving serious injuries to victims, including cases involving murder, domestic violence, and sexual assault. In 2013, the United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina presented Kate with the John R. Justice Community Leadership Award, which is given annually to one South Carolina solicitor in recognition of outstanding community leadership and exemplary citizenship.
When she is not advocating for her clients, Kate is an active member of the Junior League of Columbia and Trenholm Road United Methodist Church. Kate lives in Columbia with her husband, Charles, and their two boys.
Kate believes strongly in improving her community and helping those who have been injured or experienced injustice. It is this conviction and motivation she applies to her practice daily.