Katelyn E. Towe

Katelyn E. Towe

Associate— Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 2022

Katelyn "Katie" Towe primarily focuses on construction defect litigation and defense. She has experience defending large, national homebuilders, custom builders, and contractors; pursuing additional insurers for defense obligations; and pursuing indemnity claims against subcontractors. Katie's practice also involves construction and other real estate contract drafting, Prompt Pay Act and lien claims, and insurance defense. She has appeared for hearings, depositions, and mediations; engaged in  motion practice and discovery; and participated in contract negotiations.

While in law school, Katie served on the Executive Board for Jurimetrics: The Journal for Law, Science, and Technology as Senior Executive Editor. She also worked as a legal writing teaching assistant and was named a Willard H. Pedrick Scholar for her academic achievements.

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Honors & Awards

Awards: Honorable Mention, Federal Bar Association’s Section on Taxation, 2020 Donald C. Alexander Tax Writing Competition; 2020 State Bar of Arizona Tax Law Section Scholarship Recipient
Honors: Willard H. Pedrick Scholar; Highest Pro Bono Distinction; O’Connor Merit Scholar; Dean’s Recruitment Award


J.D., Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ, 2020
B.A., cum laude, Mercer University,Political Science; Minor in Chemistry, 2017
Honors: President’s List; Dean’s List; Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society Activities: Mobilize Mercer, Outreach Committee Chair
Motivating Youth Foundation, Tutor
Bibb County School District, AVID Tutor

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Presentations and Publications

Publication: Washing Losses Away: Why Cryptocurrencies Need a Wash Sale Rule, 169 Tax Notes Fed. 77 (Oct. 5, 2020).