Kaitlyn C. (Katie) Sapp


It was really the people, both the clients and my colleagues, that drew me to this area of the law. I joined Day Pitney right after law school and was placed in its Trust and Estates practice group. I knew early on that I generally liked the work, but I particularly enjoyed the planning we did for our special needs clients. On both sides it’s still a lot of legalese, understanding the tax environment, probate court systems and public benefits scheme and finding a way to present all of that information to your clients in a digestible way. But, it is rewarding to be able to do that for families who have had to navigate these difficult situations on their own and hopefully give them some relief.

I help families put the right plans in place to ensure that their loved ones will continue to be taken care of when they’re no longer here to do it themselves.

I learned a lot from my high school physics class. Many of the concepts built on each other and my teacher consistently reminded us that at the end of the school year we’d have all the tools we needed to pass the class, but it was up to us to put in the work, apply what we learned and take the final exam. That lesson in accountability and taking advantage of your opportunities and resources to reach your goals has really stuck with me.

Anything that involves spending time with my family and friends, whether that’s catching one of my siblings’ sporting events, hanging at a brewery or binge-watching whatever is popular on Netflix.

My dad brought my siblings and me to the movies just about every weekend growing up, so it’s hard to choose one. But one favorite that always comes to mind is My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I admit I’m a sucker for a rom- com, but I also relate to having a big family that’s very involved and ultimately just wants the best for you.