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Katherine H. Stepp

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Deans Stepp Law, LLP
325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-965-8503
Fax: 214-965-8505
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014
Licensed in Texas Since: 2004
Practice Areas: General Litigation (20%), Business Litigation (20%), Construction Litigation: Business (20%), Personal Injury - General: Defense (20%), Personal Injury - Products: Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Katherine H. Stepp is a founding partner at Deans Stepp Law. The firm is located in Dallas, Texas, and she represents individuals and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area, across the state, and nationwide. Admitted to practice in Texas since 2004, Ms. Stepp is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas as well as before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Ms. Stepp has represented both plaintiffs and defendants at the state and federal trial and appellate levels. The types of cases that she has worked on during her distinguished career have involved defective products, premises liability, toxic torts, and other types of personal injury and wrongful death litigation. Ms. Stepp’s experience has additionally encompassed oil and gas litigation, employment law matters, real estate disputes, and general business and commercial issues. Her successful track record and her high degree of ethics in all of her professional endeavors have earned her a great deal of acclaim from her fellow members of the bar, including a “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo and numerous other honors.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Stepp attended Chaminade University of Honolulu, where she majored in history and political studies and was a member of the school’s chapter of the national scholastic honor society Delta Epsilon Sigma before receiving a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 2000. Her legal education was obtained at Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2004. Ms. Stepp is an active participant in the Dallas Bar Association and several other professional organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 20%General Litigation
  • 20%Business Litigation
  • 20%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 20%Personal Injury - General: Defense
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Defense
Focus Areas

Litigation

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
7 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014

About Katherine H. Stepp

First Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://ds-law.com/katherine-h-stepp/

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section , Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Peer Assistance Committee
  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Bar None Production Company Committee, Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Trial Skills Section, Dallas Bar Association
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service

  • The Trinity Trust Society

Honors/Awards

  • Chief in Criminal Defense Clinic, SMU
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine, 2017
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Texas, 2008-2014
  • Top Women Attorneys in Texas by Texas Monthly, 2020
  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2014-2020
  • Interscholastic Director of Board of Advocates, SMU
  • Higginbotham American Inn of Courts, 2007 - 2008
  • Programs Director of Student Bar Association, SMU, 2001
  • "Master Advocate" Award, SMU
  • Fellows, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Executive Director of Moot Court Board, SMU
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, 2008
  • Continental Who's Who

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Geothermal, Trespass and the Rule of Capture-A 'Hot' Topic", The Energy Law Advisor, published by The Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, Volume 3, No. 2-July, 2009., Geothermal, Trespass and the Rule of Capture-A
  • Invitation to Speak at the SMU Geothermal Energy Utilization Associated with Oil & Gas Development Conference: Presenting on "Texas Precedence Regarding Trespass by Fracture, Rule of Capture & its Effect on the Geothermal Industry", 2009., Speaker, Texas Precedence Regarding Trespass by Fracture, Rule of Capture & its Effect on the Geothermal Industry
  • Co-Author, "Character Evidence, Subsequent Remedial Measures, and Offers of Settlement", How to Offer and Exclude Evidence, University of Houston CLE Program, 2008, Character Evidence, Subsequent Remedial Measures, and Offers of Settlement

Educational Background

  • Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii, B.A. in Political and Historical Studies, Magna Cum Laude, 2000

Industry Groups

  • Banking Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • General Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
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Office Location for Katherine H. Stepp

325 N. Saint Paul Street
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-965-8503

Fax: 214-965-8505

Last Updated: 11/9/2021

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