Katherine has a unique background for a lawyer, having spent her time prior to attending law school juggling a career as a professional opera singer with her work in the motion picture industry. She holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Brigham Young University, where she attended on vocal scholarship. Katherine won the BYU Singer of the Year competition in 2001, as well as the BYU Young Artist of the Year award in 1998 and 2000.
After completing her Master's degree, Katherine sang professionally throughout the pacific northwest, midwest, and South America. Notable leading roles include Rosina in Rossini's Barber of Seville, Konstanze in Mozart's Abduction from the Seraglio, Musetta in Puccini's La Bohème, and Mrs. Fiorentino in Weill's Street Scene for which her performance was described by Opera News as "vocally and visually superb." In 2004 Katherine won the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions for the District of Utah, and was invited to a personal audition with the artistic director of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Katherine as Musetta in La Bohème
In between performing engagements with major opera companies, Katherine also worked in the motion picture industry as a set decorator, art buyer, and hair and make-up designer for over 14 feature films and many commercials. During her film career she has worked with major studios such as Warner Bros., and noted actors including Meryl Streep, Val Kilmer, and Aidan Quinn. Katherine also co-wrote the screenplay for Pride and Prejudice: a Latter-Day Comedy, which won the 2003 Association for Mormon Letters award for Best Film Adaptation, and was produced as a feature film with theatrical release and international distribution.
In addition to her background in the arts, Katherine has been interested in the legal profession since high school, where she competed as the first chair attorney on Logan High School's state championship mock trial team. In 2008, Ms. Brim decided to pursue her passion for the law and was admitted to the SJ Quinney College of Law on the Technology Merit Scholarship award. Ms. Brim was also one of four students selected to compete on the law school’s Mediated Negotiation Competition Team. Additionally, she was honored by the Women Lawyers of Utah as the 2010 recipient of the Reva Beck Bosone Scholarship for excellence in writing on women’s issues. During her law school career she volunteered with multiple legal clinics and held three law clerk positions.
After graduating from law school Katherine was admitted to the Utah State Bar. She subsequently practiced law for two years at a boutique law firm specializing in Plaintiff's litigation. Katherine is now a solo practitioner specializing in transactions and contracts, and contract litigation. Katherine believes the practice of law should be personal, and personally knows and cares about each client. She also believes the practice of law is about protecting the interests of her clients, helping them avoid uncertainty and unnecessary problems wherever possible, and holding those who harm others accountable.
Having been raised in a very musical family, Katherine developed her love for the arts at a young age and grew up playing the piano in addition to singing. Although the legal profession occupies most of Katherine's time these days, she still sings and plays whenever possible. Katherine currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah.