Kathryn practices with the firm's Real Estate Practice Group and represents clients in a variety of litigation matters, with a focus on environmental law at the state and federal levels, including remediation, negotiation with regulatory agencies in environmental matters, superfund litigation, RCRA matters, and brownfield redevelopment.
She has experience representing business interests in state and federal litigation related to citizen suits filed under the Clean Water Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. She also assists clients with environmental compliance issues and represents businesses in permit appeals, enforcement, and advocacy before state environmental boards and agencies. Kathryn serves as the Newsletter Editor on the Tennessee Bar Association Environmental Law Executive Council.
While specializing in environmental litigation, Kathryn assists banking and financial institutions in a variety of civil litigation matters, including consumer lawsuits filed under the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Additionally, Kathryn represents insurance companies in bad-faith insurance defense cases and defends clients in labor and employment disputes.
Kathryn received the John W. Wade Scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University Law School, where she served as an Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and earned Scholastic Excellence Awards in Legal Writing and Torts. While in law school, Kathryn participated in a summer program in Venice, Italy, which focused on International and European Union Law. She also researched and annotated cases related to the position of wartime collaborators within international humanitarian law while working at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in Galway, Ireland. Prior to attending Vanderbilt, Kathryn received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Saint Louis University.