Katherine Adams was born and raised in Floyd County, Kentucky. She graduated from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky with a Bachelor's Degree in English Literature. She later attended Chase College of Law in Highland Heights, Kentucky. While in law school she worked at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass as a law clerk providing access to the legal system to citizens of rural Kentucky communities.
Upon graduating from law school in 2011, Katherine worked as an Associate Attorney in an insurance defense firm in Lexington. In 2014, she returned to the mountains she calls home. Katherine founded her practice in 2015. Since then, she has handled a variety of cases including personal injury, medical malpractice, and domestic relations.