Kathleen M. Defever is an Attorney specializing in Insurance Law for Plaintiffs / Policyholders and a Planning Commissioner for the Town of Tiburon, California. Kathleen was inspired early in life to fight for positive change in society. Her family includes a late Belgian Supreme Court Justice and the highly regarded Mayor of Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Kathleen spent her formative years in the Midwest, first attending Michigan State University and then DePaul University in Chicago. She was a runway and television fashion model for Elite Model Management in Chicago and for an agency in Syndey, Australia. Upon obtaining her undergraduate degree, she continued her education with DePaul University, at the College of Law. There she won accolades for her advocacy and writing, and interned with the prestigious United States Federal Public Defender’s office in Chicago.
Soon after graduation, she relocated to San Francisco, where she spent several years with a top insurance litigation firm specializing in assisting disability insurance policyholders. In 2018 she obtained a Master’s of Law from the University of Connecticut School of Law (otherwise known as an LLM), specializing in Insurance Law. Kathleen is currently serving her community as a Planning Commissioner while handling legal cases and researching and writing about insurance law.