Specializing in nationwide class actions and individual lawsuits, Kathryn has tried over 20 civil and criminal trials, including complex and class action cases as well as personal injury cases.
“Kathryn has a national reputation for complex personal injury and class action cases. She is one of a few true trial lawyers among a generation of lawyers that know how to litigate, but rarely get to try a case.”
--Nashville Business Journal, 2005 Best of the Bar
Kathryn is the partner in charge of our Nashville office and works diligently to hold accountable those who have harmed individuals, families, groups of individuals, or businesses.
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. She served as co-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.
Kathryn has lectured extensively on trial and other civil litigation topics. She is very active in the legal community as a member of several organizations and serves on the Executive Committee of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court. Kathryn’s skill in the plaintiffs’ bar has been consistently recognized as "Best of the Bar" by the Nashville Business Journal, and she has been named a “Best Lawyer in Tennessee” by Business Tennessee for the past four years and a "Mid-South Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers for the past seven years.
Admitted 1992, Tennessee
Professional Webpage: http://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/kathryn-e-barnett
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