Kathryn E. Barnett

Kathryn Barnett is the Managing Partner of Morgan & Morgan’s Nashville office. She has been taking on insurance companies and big business for more than 20 years.


years of experience

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Ms. Barnett has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America, “Nashville’s Best Lawyers,” and in Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers as a Mid-South Super-Lawyer, as one of the Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyers, as one of the Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyers, and one of the Top 50 Attorneys in Nashville for many years. Most recently, she was included in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation and plaintiffs’ product liability litigation.


  • Davidson College, B.A. in Philosophy, with honors, 1989

  • Vanderbilt University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1992


  • American Association for Justice

  • American Association of Trial Lawyers

  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Courts – Executive Committee, 2004-2013; Member, 1997-1999, 2004-2013

  • Nashville Bar Association – First Vice President, 2007; Board Member, 2005-2008

  • Nashville Bar Foundation

  • Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women – President, 2004-2005; President-elect, 2004; Director, 2002-2003; Treasurer, 2000-2002; Nominating Committee, 2007; Board Member, 1998-2005

  • Tennessee Association for Justice – Vice President for the Middle Section, 2011; Treasurer, 2010; Executive Committee, 2008-2009; Secretary, 2007-2009; Chair, Continuing Education Committee, 2004-2006; Board of Governors, 2002-2009

  • Tennessee Bar Association

  • Tennessee Justice Center, Inc. – Board of Directors, 2002-2005; Secretary-Treasurer, 2003-2004

  • Tennessee Judicial Conference – Bench/Bar Committee Chair, 2009-2010

  • Tennessee Metropolitan Board of Equalization – Davidson County, 2000-2004

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Practice Areas

Because of her experience and accomplishments, she has lectured extensively on trial, complex litigation and related topics to other lawyers and to law students.

Product Liability



Labor and Employment



Recent Wins

Verdicts and Settlements

In 2018, Ms. Barnett represented a family at trial against a multi-billion dollar corporation in a wrongful death case, winning a $13.5 million jury verdict. She has obtained many other verdicts and settlements that exceed $1 million for her clients, including a $26 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case, and an $8 million arbitration award for an entrepreneur wronged by its former partner.

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Recent News Coverage

In The Media

Ms. Barnett has also been included for many years among the Nashville “Lawyers In Charge” published by the Nashville Post, the “Best of the Bar” published by the Nashville Business Journal, and the “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee” published by Business Tennessee.