Design Build Legal
Design Build Legal

Who We Are

Advisors. Doers. Innovators.

 

Who We Are

We’re people who get stuff done. We are comfortable working behind the scenes to make you successful, or being front-and-center, presenting to and working with senior leaders. We thrive on identifying client needs and designing tailored solutions to meet them. Having served in multiple marketing, business development, and project management roles inside an Am Law 200 firm, we understand law firm culture, challenges, and opportunities. We’ve also worked alongside corporate counsel to develop new programs, communicate their departments' value to business executives, and to think about how they could be getting more value out of outside counsel services.

 
 

Co-founder

Andy Peterson

Andy has spent the last nine years throwing himself into designing better experiences for clients and customers: more transparent, more collaborative, and more efficient, where decision-making is driven by data as much as by gut feeling. He thrives at working directly with clients to design technology, process, data analysis, and staffing initiatives that solve some of their most difficult legal and business challenges.

andy@designbuildlegal.com

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
B.A, Business Leadership, 2001

BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE
A.T., Broadcast Production Technologies, 2003 (ask me about it sometime!)

 

 
 

co-founder

Kate White

Trained as a lawyer with a background leading client engagement and innovation efforts, Kate works with members of law firms and legal departments to identify new and better ways to work together. Kate partners with law firm leaders to bring the voice of clients into their firms, implement strategies to deliver value-added services, and build strong client teams and client engagement models. She also works with in-house counsel and legal operations teams to develop outside counsel management and preferred provider programs with the goal of gaining more value from outside legal services. 

kate@designbuildlegal.com

 

Education

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2009

SEATTLE UNIVERSITY
B.A., Journalism & Communications, 2004

Bar Admissions

• Washington 

 

 
 
 

previous experience

Prior to launching Design Build Legal, Kate and Andy helped drive innovation efforts at Davis Wright Tremaine, shaping the investment and marketing strategy that founded DWT De Novo. The De Novo initiative led to the firm’s recognition as the first back-to-back winner of the “Innovative Law Firm of the Year” award by the International Legal Technology Association (2015 & 2016).