Kathryn Randmaa and Jody Buie met while working at The Law Offices of Kathleen Stout, an established workers’ compensation law firm. Kathryn and Jody found that they worked well together and wished to form a law firm that provided individualized attention to their clients. They believe that what wins a case and makes for a satisfied client is the passion and attention provided to each case. Choosing to specialize in one field of law means that they are completely devoted to injured workers and are experts in the field of workers’ compensation law. That is the energy that sets them apart.
Randmaa & Buie opened its doors in 2007. Since then, they've facilitated the success of hundreds of cases, including multiple 100% disability cases.
Kathryn and Jody attend annual multi-day conferences offered by the California Applicant’s Attorney Association, ensuring updated knowledge of the latest laws in the field of California workers’ compensation.
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Ms. Buie received her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Davis in 1993. While attending law school, Ms. Buie wrote for the Law Review. She was admitted to practice law in California and Minnesota in 1993. She worked as a law clerk for the Federal District Court in St. Paul, Minnesota before joining West Publishing Company as a legal editor. After moving back to the west coast in 1997, she worked as an attorney for the Family Court in Reno, Nevada. In 1999, she relocated to Santa Barbara with her family and began practicing worker’s compensation law. She has been vigorously representing injured workers in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties since 1999, initially with the Law Offices of Kathleen M. Stout and now as a partner with Law Office of Randmaa and Buie.
Jody and her husband Rich have three children. She loves nature and hiking the local trails. On weekends, her favorite activities are cooking with friends and family, camping, skiing and exploring the world through travel.
UC DAVIS SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1993 - Cum Laude
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
B.A., International Relations, 1990
Activities & Affiliations
• CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
• California State Bar Committee for Administration of Justice
• California, Minnesota, Nevada
Ms. Randmaa graduated from Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta and thereafter attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics in 1987. While working as a corporate accountant at General Research Corporation, Ms. Randmaa attended law school, graduating with a Juris Doctorate degree from the Santa Barbara College of Law in 1995 and was admitted to the State Bar of California the same year. While attending law school, she interned for the Honorable Judge Fisher, presiding judge for the Santa Barbara Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, as well as with the Santa Barbara District Attorney’s Office. She also volunteered at the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara. Upon graduation, Ms. Randmaa began her legal career as in-house counsel for Select Staffing, Inc. before joining the Law Offices of Kathleen M. Stout in 1996. Ms. Randmaa has practiced workers compensation law since1996, representing hundreds of injured workers in trial and settlement negotiations.
As a lifelong resident of Santa Barbara County, Ms. Randmaa understands the work conditions and challenges that face the work force in this area. Ms. Randmaa has had many cases against the largest employers in the County, including Cottage Health System, University of California, the County of Santa Barbara, the City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Unified School District, Bacara Resort & Spa, and Costco.
Kathryn and her husband Matt have three adult children as well as two grandsons. She enjoys traveling, sports and spending time with her family.
SANTA BARBARA COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 1995
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
B.A., Economics, 1987
Activities & Affiliations
• California Applicant’s Attorney Association, Member