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Kathryn is the Managing Partner of our Nashville Office. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Davidson College, with Honors, in 1989. Kathryn graduated from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1992, where she achieved the highest grade in the class in Torts I and Jurisprudence.
Kathryn has been taking on insurance companies and big business for nearly twenty years. In 2013, Kathryn represented a family at trial against two multi-billion dollar corporations in a wrongful death case, winning a $26 million jury verdict. In 2010, Kathryn represented an entrepreneur wronged by its former partner, winning an $8 million arbitration award against the wrongdoer. She served as lead trial counsel in two class action trials in the Multi-District Litigation lawsuit arising from the mishandling of remains at Tri-State Crematory. These cases settled well into both trials, for combined judgments of over $120 million. Kathryn also served as lead counsel in a class action against the Georgia Farm Bureau regarding insurance coverage, which resulted in an $18 million settlement. In addition to these examples, Kathryn has won for her clients many other verdicts and settlements that exceed $1 million.
Kathryn has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, "Nashville's Best Lawyers" every year from 2010 to 2014, and in Thompson Reuters' Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Super-Lawyer every year from 2006 to 2014, as one of the Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers every year from 2011 to 2014, and as one of the Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers every year from 2010 to 2014. Kathryn has also been included for many successive years among the Nashville "Lawyers In Charge" published by the NashvillePost, the "Best of the Bar" published by the Nashville Business Journal and the "150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee" published by Business Tennessee. Because of her experience and accomplishments, Kathryn has lectured extensively on trial, complex litigation and related topics to other lawyers and to law students.
Kathryn is a member of the Executive Committee of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, as well as a former President of the Nashville Lawyers' Association for Women, former First Vice President of the Nashville Bar Association, former Vice President of the Tennessee Association for Justice, and former Chair of the Tennessee Judicial Conference's Bench/Bar Committee.