Kathleen Dority Fuster was born in New York City. She has practiced civil litigation since 1985. Ms. Fuster graduated summa cum laude from Rutgers University, New Jersey in 1982, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her juris doctor, cum laude, in 1985 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she was a legal writing instructor and Arthur Littleton Scholar. She was also selected to be a member of the Order of the Coif.
Ms. Fuster was admitted to the California Bar in 1985 and is admitted to practice in all of the California state courts. She is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court, Central District of California, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ms. Fuster began her legal career at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton in Los Angeles, California. Since that time, she has successfully litigated hundreds of business lawsuits, including commercial, collection, contract, business torts, real estate and partnership matters. She has negotiated and documented numerous settlements. She has provided general legal advice to businesses, and negotiated and documented a wide variety of business transactions.