Kathryn Barnett - Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

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Kathryn Barnett

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

150 Fourth Ave. N., Ste. 1650

Nashville, TN 37219

(615) 313-9000

Practice Areas
  • Consumer Fraud / Protection
  • Personal Injury
  • Class Actions
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Bar Information
Admitted to practice in Tennessee, 1992; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee; U.S. 6th Circuit, 2000; U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2001; U.S. 11th Circuit, 2003.

Education
Vanderbilt University School of Law (J.D., 1992); American Jurisprudence Awards: Torts I and Jurisprudence; Davidson College (B.A., with Honors in Philosophy, 1989), Dean Rusk Grant for International Studies.

Awards & Honors

"Best of the Bar," Nashville Business Journal (2003, 2005—2008); "150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee," Business Tennessee (2006—2009); Mid-South Super Lawyer, Law & Politics, 2006—2009.

Prior Employment
Judicial Intern to Judge John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Fall 1990; Assistant Public Defender, Davidson County, Tennessee, 1992—1995.

Publications & Presentations
“Annual Review: Medical Malpractice Update” Tennessee Association for Justice (Oct, Dec. 2008); “Civil Procedure and Evidence Update,” Tennessee Trial Lawyers (Oct. and Nov. 2006); “Pre-Trial Skills: Thinking on Your Feet,” National Business Institute (Nov. 2006), “Trial Practice Institute,” Nashville Bar Association (Sept. 2005); “State Law Class Actions,” American Bar Association, Business Law Section (April 2005); "Power Windows Can Kill," Trial (April 2005); “Auto Defect Cases,” Tennessee Trial Lawyers (Feb. 2005); "Knocking Out Opposing Experts," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (October and November, 2004), Nashville Bar Association (July, 2004); "Trial Practice Tips: Powerful Trial Strategies for the Absolute Litigator," Nashville Bar Association (April, 2004); "Limiting the Harmful Testimony of Experts on the Law," Trial (Jan. 2001); "Letting Focus Groups Work for You," Trial (April 1999); "Damages," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (Oct. and Nov. 2003); "Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Tennessee," National Business Institute (Aug. 2003); "Advanced Personal Injury," National Business Institute (July 2003); "Mass Torts," Tennessee Bar Association (July 2002); "Superior Depositions Strategies in Civil Trial Practice," National Business Institute (Jan. 2002, Dec. 1999); "Lawsuits Against the Nursing Home Industry," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (Feb. 2000); "How to Prepare for Mediation and other Practice Tips," Nashville Bar Association (Oct. 2000); "Tennessee Expert Witness," Lorman Education Services (July 2000); "Using Focus Groups to Get the Settlement or Verdict Your Client Deserves," Tennessee Trial Lawyers (Feb. 1999).

Member
Tennessee Association for Justice (Executive Committee, 2008—2009, Secretary, 2007—2009, Chair, Continuing Education Committee, 2004—2006, Board of Governors, 2002—2009); Nashville Bar Association, First Vice President (2007), (Board, 2005—2008); Harry Phillips American Inn of Courts, (Executive Committee, 2004—09, Member, 2004—2009, 1997—99); Nashville Bar Foundation (Fellow); Tennessee Justice Center, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2002—05, Secretary-Treasurer, 2003—04); Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women (President, 2004—2005; President-elect, 2003—2004; Director, 2002—03; Treasurer, 2000—02; Nominating Committee, 2007; Board, 1998—2005); Davidson County, Tennessee Metropolitan Board of Equalization, 2000—04; Tennessee Bar Association; American Association of Trial Lawyers.

About Lieff Cabraser
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP is a fifty-plus attorney law firm that has represented plaintiffs nationwide since 1972. We have offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We represent plaintiffs in class and group actions and in individual lawsuits in cases involving substantial losses. For the last six years, the National Law Journal has selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the top plaintiffs' law firms in the nation.

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Law School: Vanderbilt University
Admitted to Bar: 1992
Practice Areas: Personal > Personal Injury
Personal > Class Actions
Personal > Consumer Fraud / Protection
Organizations: Tennessee Association for Justice, Nashville Bar Association
   
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