Kathryn E. Barnett

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Nashville, TN

Morgan & Morgan PA
 | 810 Broadway, Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-490-0944
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%)
Attorney Profile

Experienced attorney Kathryn E. Barnett is the managing partner at the highly respected Nashville law firm of Morgan & Morgan. Since joining the firm in 2014 in her leadership role, Ms. Barnett has focused primarily on personal injury and consumer protection law, offering clients from Middle Tennessee and beyond representation, guidance and support as they pursue compensation for injuries and losses sustained due to product liability, medical malpractice and a variety of other incidents of negligence.

Ms. Barnett began her legal career in 1992 after earning her law degree from Vanderbilt Law School and her approval to practice law in the state of Tennessee. For more than 20 years, attorney Barnett has focused on helping injured victims and their families pursue the compensation they need to ensure they can recover both physically and financially.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Barnett has earned a reputation as a dedicated client advocate. Her countless courtroom victories, along with her many successful settlements, have resulted in a number of honors, including an "Excellent" rating from Avvo and an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, The Best Lawyers in America has listed her among the country's top attorneys every year since 2010.

When Ms. Barnett is not in the courtroom or working to negotiate a settlement for a client, she is likely to be found at a legal event. She is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice and the Nashville Bar Association, where she has served as both vice president and as a member of the board.

* AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (40%): Class Actions

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (30%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Focus Areas

Class Action/Mass Torts: Class Actions

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - General: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2016

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About Kathryn Barnett

Admitted 1992, Tennessee

Professional Webpage: http://www.forthepeople.com/attorneys/kathryn-e-barnett/

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, "Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyer," 2010-2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, "Nashville's Best Lawyers," 2010-2016
  • Business Tennessee, "150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee," 2006-2009
  • Nashville Business Journal, "Best of the Bar," 2003, 2005-2010
  • Nashville Post, "Nashville Lawyers in Charge," 2010-Present
  • Lawdragon, "Lawdragon Finalist," 2009-2011
  • Super Lawyers, "Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyer," 2006-2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, Nashville Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs' "Lawyer of the Year," 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs' and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs', 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • Tennessee Metropolitan Board of Equalization, Davidson County, 2000-2004
  • Chair, Tennessee Judicial Conference, Bench/Bar Committee, 2009-2010
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., 2003-2004
  • Board of Directors, Tennessee Justice Center, Inc., 2002-2005
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Board of Governors, Tennessee Association for Justice, 2002-2009
  • Chair, Tennessee Association for Justice, Continuing Education Committee, 2004-2006
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Secretary, 2007-2009
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Executive Committee, 2008-2009
  • Tennessee Association for Justice, Treasurer, 2010
  • Vice President, Tennessee Association for Justice, Middle Section, 2011
  • Board Member, Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women, Nominating Committee, 1998-2005
  • Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women, Nominating Committee, 2007
  • Treasurer, Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women, 2000-2002
  • Director, Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women, 2002-2003
  • President-elect, Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women, 2004
  • President, Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women, 2004-2005
  • First Vice President, Nashville Bar Association, 2007
  • Board Member, Nashville Bar Association, 2005-2008
  • Member, Harry Phillips American Inn of Courts, 1997-1999, 2004-2013
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Courts, Executive Committee, 2004-2013
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers
  • American Association for Justice
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Nashville Bar Foundation

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Using Focus Groups to Get the Settlement or Verdict Your Client Deserves," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (February 1999)
  • "Tennessee Expert Witness," Lorman Education Services (July 2000)
  • "How to Prepare for Mediation and other Practice Tips," Nashville Bar Association (October 2000)
  • "Lawsuits Against the Nursing Home Industry," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (February 2000)
  • "Superior Depositions Strategies in Civil Trial Practice," National Business Institute (December 1999, January 2002)
  • "Mass Torts," Tennessee Bar Association (July 2002)
  • "Advanced Personal Injury," National Business Institute (July 2003)
  • "Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Tennessee," National Business Institute (August 2003)
  • "Damages," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (October & November 2003)
  • "Letting Focus Groups Work for You," Trial (April 1999)
  • "Limiting the Harmful Testimony of Experts on the Law," Trial (January 2001) "Limiting the Harmful Testimony of Experts on the Law," Trial (January 2001)
  • "Trial Practice Tips: Powerful Trial Strategies for the Absolute Litigator," Nashville Bar Association (April 2004)
  • "Knocking Out Opposing Experts," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (October & November 2004); Nashville Bar Association (July 2004)
  • "Auto Defect Cases," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (February 2005)
  • "Power Windows Can Kill," Trial (April 2005)
  • "State Law Class Actions," American Bar Association, Business Law Section (April 2005)
  • "Trial Practice Institute," Nashville Bar Association (September 2005)
  • "Pre-Trial Skills: Thinking on Your Feet," National Business Institute (November 2006)
  • "Civil Procedure and Evidence Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (October & November 2006)
  • "Annual Review: Medical Malpractice Update," Tennessee Association for Justice (October-December 2008)
  • Guest Speaker, "Medicine, Law and Society," Vanderbilt University (March 2009)
  • "Advanced Federal Court Practice," Nashville Bar Association (March 2009)
  • "The Basics of Class Action and MDL Litigation," Tennessee Bar Association (July 2009)
  • "Trial Practice – Experts," Tennessee Bar Association (March 2011)
  • "Products Liability Cases and the Tenn. Civil Justice Act of 2011," Tennessee Bar Association (June 2011)
  • "How Cultural Values Impact Contested Issues – Research and Findings," panelist, Nashville Bar Association (August 2011)
  • "Legal Writing," Vanderbilt Law School (October 2012)
  • "Introducing Evidence," Tennessee Bar Association (November 2012)

Educational Background:

  • Davidson College, B.A. in Philosophy, with honors, 1989
Office Location for Kathryn E. Barnett

810 Broadway
Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37203

Phone: 615-490-0944

 

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Last Updated: 7/11/2016

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