attorney | author | speaker

Katherine Smith Dedrick

Welcome to a world where law and fiction converge. I’m Katherine Smith Dedrick – an attorney, public speaker, and author. Dive into my legal thriller series, enjoy a virtual hosting of your book club, or engage me for my speaker series.

A Life of Law, Leadership, and Learning

I’ve litigated in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. and was one of the first women appointed to the management committee of a large, national law firm. Initially earning a degree in business from Arizona State University, I then received my law degree with high honors from IIT Chicago Kent College of Law, before earning an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Kathrine Smith Dedrick

The Author

Tangled Verdict

After years at the top of her legal game, Victoria mounts a campaign to become a US Senator.


Deviant Agenda

Book I of The V-Files (A Victoria Rodessa Legal Thriller)


Private Agendas

Book II of The V-Files
Blackmail, sex trafficking, and kidnapping. Victoria’s back!


The 10 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me

Katherine’s 10 most important life truths


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