Katrina Brundage

Innovation. Law. Data. Design.

Katrina Brundage is a data scientist and legal analytics professional, with a J.D. and M.S. in Business Analytics from Michigan State University. She is passionate about using innovation, law, data, and design to improve legal services and access to justice. Katrina is a Data Scientist at Cordell Practice Management Group, a law practice management and technology company. Katrina also consults with trial courts to develop court management analytics.

By combining education in law and data analytics, I strive to change the way lawyers and statisticians view the world. Together, we can take massive amounts of legal information, combine it with big data analytics, and innovate and design ways that provide access to justice for our 21st century world. 


Michigan State University--College of Law
J.D., 2016

Concordia University Chicago
B.S. Mathematics, 2013
B.A. Political Science, 2013

Michigan State University-Broad College of Business
M.S. Business Analytics,  2015



Law & Analytics 

Data Scientist & Legal Analyst
Aug. 2016-April 2019

  • Researched and designed analytics and machine learning algorithms for strategic patent prosecution and portfolio management.

  • Ensured data quality and usability for database and API of over 10 million patent applications.

  • Optimized search engine relevance using Elasticsearch as a search engine and noSQL data store.

  • Managed internal data resources for data-driven sales, marketing, and customer success.

  • Developed and managed python-based internal strategic tools hosted on GitHub and JupyterHub.

  • Managed and mentor data and engineering interns and new hires.

Legal Analytics Intern
June 2015-July 2016

Worked with the Sales & Marketing and Developer teams to conduct data analysis, prepare publications, and develop products.

Michigan Supreme Court: State Court Administrative Office
Lansing, Michigan 
Statistical Research & Trial Court Services Extern
May 2016-July 2016

Conducted analysis and research for Michigan's trial court performance measures program.

55th District Court
Ingham County, Michigan
Legal Data Extern
May 2014-May 2015

Lead data analysis for the First Appearance Project, a special court initiative to provide criminal defendants with assistance of counsel.

ReInvent Law Laboratory
Michigan State University College of Law
Conference Coordinator
May 2014-Feb. 2015

Coordinated ReInvent Law social media initiatives and assisted Professor Renee Knake with planning and coordinating the ReInvent Law London conference.

Other Professional Experience

Parkwood YMCA
Camp Counselor
May 2014-Dec. 2015

West Cook YMCA
Child, Family, & Teen Dept. 
Sept. 2009-Aug. 2013

International youth exchange programs; teen leadership programs; tutoring programs; summer camp management; marketing & branding.

Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida-18  
Intern, Lutheran Colleges Washington Semester
January-April 2011

Illinois State Senator Larry K. Bomke, 50th District 
Intern, Illinois Governmental Internship Program  
September-December 2008


Student Leadership
& Honors

MSU Council of Graduate Students 
Executive Liaison to the Law School 2014-16

LegalLaunchPad: A ReInvent Law Student Organization
Chief Executive Officer 2015-16

MSU Student Bar Association 
At-Large Representative 2013-15

MSU YouVote
Student Relations Intern 2014-16


MSU College of Law Trustee Scholarship Award

2014 Donald Nystrom Best Brief Competition Finalist Award

The Lincoln Academy of Illinois Student Laureate 2012

Professional Development & Organizations

“Delivering Legal Services” Workshop, MSU Law 
Nov. 2013
Participated in a hands-on, 14-hour workshop focused on the business of law, lean for legal, and project management.

Lean Bronze Certification Prep Course
Sept. 2014-May 2015

Graduate Academic Conference 2015
Presentation: Predictive Analytics for Electronic Discovery

ReInvent Law London 2014
Presentation: Big Data Deal

New Leadership Illinois Conference
June 2016 Alumna in Residence
June 2012 Alumna

American Bar Association
Sept. 2013-Present

American Statistical Association 
April 2013-2016

Detroit Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup
April 2014-Present
Presentation: Big Data Deal

Chicago Legal Innovation & Technology Meetup
April 2015-Present

Skills & Interests

Programming, statistical analysis, and data modeling using Python, R, JavaScript, SAS, SPSS, and C++.

Database management using MySQL, Elasticsearch, MongoDB, Hive, Pig

Skilled with desktop publishing and graphic design using Publisher

Classically trained vocalist

Recreational cyclist

Center photo at top of page courtesy of Lexis Nexis UK.