Katherine H. Stepp

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 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2008 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Defense (40%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a partner and founder of Dallas, Texas-based litigation firm Deans Stepp Law, LLP, Katherine Stepp serves a broad client base in Dallas and across the nation in challenging civil litigation cases. Ms. Stepp focuses her practice mainly in the areas of complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, and personal injury. With substantial experience in trials by both judge and jury, she represents clients with needs in toxic torts, premises liability, oil and gas litigation, banking litigation renewable resources, products liability and wrongful death with vigor and insight.

    After completing her law degree at Southern Methodist University School of Law, at which she was highly active as the programs director for the Student Bar Association and garnered the college's Master Advocate Award, Ms. Stepp worked for the Dallas firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP. She joined Deans & Lyons in 2008. She has been admitted to the Texas Bar, the four U.S. District Courts of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit. She co-founded Deans Stepp Law with her law partner of many years, Gregory L. Deans, in 2020. 

    Well-respected by her peers, Ms. Stepp has published articles, including topics such as geothermal energy, settlement offers and evidentiary issues. 


    About Katherine Stepp

    Admitted: 2004, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.ds-law.com


    • Chief in Criminal Defense Clinic, SMU
    • 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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Bar None Production Company Committee, Dallas Bar Association
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
    • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Corporate Counsel Section, 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, Energy Law Section, Dallas Bar Association
    • 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

    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
    • General Litigation
    • Insurance Coverage
    • Maritime
    • Oil & Gas
    • Personal Injury
    • Wrongful Death
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    Office Location for Katherine H. Stepp

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

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    Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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