Katie M. Stanley
Term Expires: September 30, 2025
Katie Stanley graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a B.A. in political, social, and ethical philosophy, and received her J.D. in public law from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. In addition, she has earned her M.P.A. in nonprofit administration from the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, and is working on her Ph.D. in philosophy of public policy and administration through Walden University, with a dissertation focus of mindfulness-based interventions in the legal field and embodied social justice reform. Ms. Stanley is currently an attorney and community engagement manager with Legal Services of Eastern Michigan in Flint, where she primarily works in the areas of fair housing, civil legal rights, and education.
Ms. Stanley’s work and life is centered on making the world a better place. She has served as the project manager for a Legal Services Corporation Technology and Innovation Grant, for which she invented an application to assist in reporting violations of fair housing rights. She has also served as the project manager for a Flint-ReCAST (Resiliency in Communities After Stress and Trauma) grant, under which she provides mindfulness and emotional intelligence training for public service providers and attorneys in Flint.
Ms. Stanley is a member of the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Committee for the State Bar of Michigan, a regular contributing columnist to the “Practicing Wellness” section of the Michigan Bar Journal, a member of the Michigan Supreme Court and State Bar of Michigan Task Force on Well-Being in the Law, a member of the State Bar of Michigan LGBTQ Council, a Fellow and certified teacher for the Google-born Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and a member of the Crim Fitness Foundation Mindfulness Initiative Advisory Board. She was also a panelist on the first ever attorney well-being seminar at ICLE, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and an American Bar Association On the Rise 40 Under 40 honoree for Innovation in Public Service. Ms. Stanley is also an accomplished singer/songwriter specializing in folk music.
Ms. Stanley was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to serve as an attorney member of the Attorney Discipline Board for a three-year term, ending September 30, 2025.