Katie Lipp is Founder + CEO of The Lipp Law Firm, PC, and Law Practice Queen Business Coaching, LLC.

In 2019, Katie opened her own firm, The Lipp Law Firm, focusing on separation of employment, HR law, business law, and workplace investigations. The firm focuses in particular on the tech and education industries, but has employer and executive clients across many different sectors.

Also in 2019, Katie started her coaching brand, Law Practice Queen, where she mentors and coached female law firm owners on how to significantly increase revenue and wealth, using mindset coaching, empowerment strategies, social media, and my own experience in running a successful law firm. Through Law Practice Queen, Katie writes content and books to help other female law firm owners add $30-100K in revenue to their law firms. She says, “I am very passionate about helping female law firm owners thrive in the legal industry and build wealth. For each female lawyer that I encourage to start a law firm, or add clients to their practices, it feels so fulfilling to me, because I didn’t have that type of mentorship when I was a younger female attorney.”

Katie recently published her first book, Build Your Empire: A Law Firm Owner’s Survival Guide to the Private Legal Industry. The book is a guide for female law firm owners, and lawyers in general, on scaling a successful law firm and legal career. She plans to continue to write more books and generate mentoring content for female lawyers, because—in her words—“I love throwing the rope back and sharing my mistakes, lessons learned, and struggles.

Katie has a 7-year-old daughter, a husband, and a crazy one-year-old chocolate lab puppy, Sugar. She shared with us: “We just renovated our home, which was a process! Between my family, my friends, travel, and my two businesses, it’s a lot, so I try to focus on rest, working out, and getting adequate sleep.”

When did you join the WBA?

What committees/forums have you been involved in?
I had the opportunity to participate in a WBA panel last year on Retaining Women Lawyers. The panel was a great opportunity to meet other amazing women lawyers and brainstorm how law firms can have better retention and support for female lawyers.

Why did you join the WBA?
When I participated in the panel, I was given the opportunity to join the WBA, and experience its supportive female community firsthand.

What benefits do you get from being a part of the WBA and why do you think others should join?
The WBA provides female lawyers with a supportive female legal community, which is important to have if you want to develop your own network and book of business. I’ve found significant support from other WBA members, and the experience has been very welcoming and fun!

How has being a parent enhanced your career?
Becoming a parent led me down the path of starting my own law firm. I believe that if I hadn’t become a mother, I would still be toiling away at a firm, being subjected to someone else system and structures. I am so happy to be in my own firm, forging my own path, and motherhood has allowed me that opportunity.

Do you have a mentor/hero?
Yes, I can say that my business coach, Cara Alwill, has had a profound impact on my life and career. She opened my eyes to the possibility of starting my own law firm and coaching brand, and I’m forever grateful for her support.

What words of advice do you have for women new to the profession?
Develop a strong vision for what YOU want in your legal career. Don’t try to live someone else’s life. One of the best exercises, something I do with my coaching clients, typically female law firm owners, is to write their obituary. What do you want your legacy to be? Live a life that leaves you with no regrets, or at least a minimum of them. Life is short and you can really do whatever it is that you want to do!

What is the best advice you have received?
Don’t take things personally, from the book The Four Agreements. For a long time, I tethered myself to other people’s approval and emotions. But emotions are volatile and change like the wind. By not taking things personally, I’ve been able to free myself from others’ emotional volatility and live in a carefree and happy manner.