Called to the Bar in 2001, further to admission as a solicitor in 1998, Dr Katter is retained in commercial litigation and administrative law matters, being particularly experienced in complex resource, construction and revenue litigation and arbitrations.
He is the author of two monographs on the law of the sea and two further books as to practice and procedure.
Dr Katter is a Fellow and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators (Secondary) of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Dr Katter is a mediator and conciliator, accredited by the Resolution Institute.
Dr Katter has been a building and construction industry payments adjudicator in Queensland since 2004 and is a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors panel senior adjudicator as to New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory and Tasmania.
Dr Katter is a Senior Member part-time of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Since 2014 he has been a sessional Member of the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and is the General Editor of QCAT Practice and Procedure, a LexisNexis publication.
Dr Katter currently serves on the Brisbane Archdiocesan Ministries and Services Council, was previously a Senator of The University of Queensland and a Director of Cambridge Australia Scholarships Ltd.
Prior to commencing as a Barrister, Dr Katter was articled at Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers, was the Research Officer to the Court of Appeal of Queensland and the Associate to the Honourable Justice I.D.F. Callinan AC of the High Court of Australia.
Dr Katter is a graduate of Cambridge University where he was a Wakefield Scholar, an alumni of the Harvard Business School and the Yale School of Management, was awarded the Clive Gard Scholarship by the Harvard Club of Australia and has a doctorate in law. He has the following qualifications: BA(Government), LLB, LLM(Qld); MPhil(Cantab); GDipMilLaw(Melb); GDipAdvMilLaw(Merit)(ANU); SJD(QUT); PLDA(Harv), YGELP(Yale), psac, FSIArb, MCIArb, PRIMed,Adj.