Kate Spencer (died May 2014) was the district attorney of Starling City. She was to be the prosecutor had Oliver Queen's case gone to trial, and headed Moira Queen's on her role in the Undertaking. Kate later reappointed Laurel Lance to her job at the DA's office and had all charges against her father for working with The Arrow dropped, both times being blackmailed by Laurel. During the Siege, Kate was killed by one of Slade Wilson's soldiers.


When Oliver Queen was arrested on suspicion for being the vigilante, the Hood, Kate was brought on as the prosecution, with Laurel Lance as his defense attorney. She admitted that she believed Oliver to be the vigilante, though due to being related to post-traumatic stress disorder and offered him the insanity plea. Oliver rejected the deal in favor of a polygraph, with the agreement that if he were to fail, he would accept the plea. The case was thrown out when Oliver was (seemingly) proved innocent.[1]

When career criminal Cyrus Vanch was released from Iron Heights, Kate informed Anastasia at CNRI that she couldn't take legal action against him without sufficient evidence and requested that Cyrus' prosecutors not stop by her office to demand help.[2]

After Adam Donner, who was the lead council on Moira Queen's trial, was kidnapped by Cecil Adams, Kate appointed Laurel as his replacement, deciding that the jury knew her best.[3]

Kate apologized to Laurel for Adam's actions with saying that he had no authorization to give her her job back and said that nothing changed, but revealed that he was no longer employed for trying to capture Helena Bertinelli. However, Laurel threatened to expose Adam's involvement if Kate didn't rehire her. Kate complied and stated that she was surprised, thinking blackmail was beneath Laurel.[4]

After Quentin Lance was attacked in prison, Kate went to visit him and Laurel threatened to sue her if she didn't drop the charges against Quentin for working with the vigilante. Kate agreed to authorize this. However, as Laurel left, Kate warned her to pick her battles, as they wouldn't always go her way.[5]

Kate was killed by one of Slade Wilson's soldiers, who snapped her neck, against Sebastian Blood's orders.[6]


Kate got justice for her death after Team Arrow defeated Slade Wilson's army and Slade was imprisoned on Lian Yu.[7]

Sometime after Kate's death, Susanna succeeded her as the district attorney of Star City.[8]



Season 1

Season 2


  • In the DC comics multiverse, Kate Spencer is also known as the vigilante Manhunter.


  1. "Damaged"
  2. "Betrayal"
  3. "State v. Queen"
  4. "Birds of Prey"
  5. "The Man Under the Hood"
  6. "Streets of Fire"
  7. "Unthinkable"
  8. "Green Arrow"