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Katherine L. Killingsworth

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  • In high school, Katherine L. Killingsworth was a star of her debate team, winning the “Silver Gavel” award at her state competition. Today, she is one of SettlePou’s attorneys named to Texas Rising Stars, published by Thompson Reuters (2012-2019), and is a member of the practice areas below.

    Areas of Practice:
    Commercial Litigation
    Consumer Finance
    Insurance Defense
    Eminent Domain & Condemnation
    Nonsubscriber Defense

  • About

    Katherine has always been independent and hardworking. She got her first job at age thirteen and understands the value of hard work and dedication. As an attorney, Katherine is diligent in learning about her clients’ businesses so that she can serve as a valuable advocate for them. She has worked with outdoor advertising clients since she was a law clerk and has a thorough understanding of the legal issues affecting the industry. Katherine has extensive experience in condemnation matters and in representing businesses in both litigation and transactional issues.

    Katherine also has more than ten years of experience in her Insurance Defense practice. She also has a focus on representing nonsubscribers-employers who have elected to opt out of the Texas Workers' Compensation system. Katherine is upfront and honest about the potential ups and downs of each case. She helps clients evaluate cases and make decisions about whether to attempt settlement or go forward to trial or arbitration. 

    Katherine is an alumnus of Chi Omega, the largest women's fraternal organization in the world. She enjoys gardening and often plans travel around which flowers will be in bloom. She has seen cherry blossoms in bloom in Japan and the world-famous spring bulb displays in Keukenhof, Holland. Katherine spends most of her free time with her husband and their three young sons. 

  • Education

    Texas A&M University Commerce, B.S., 2001 (summa cum laude)

    Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, J.D., 2004 (cum laude)

  • Admissions & Honors

    Selected in Texas Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Edition, published by Thompson Reuters (2012 - 2019)

    Texas State Bar Admittance, 2004

    Texas Supreme Court, 2004

    U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, 2004

    U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 2006

  • Associations

    Association of Responsible Alternatives to Workers Compensation (ARAWC)- the only organization actively engaged in the protecting and promoting the Texas Option.

    Dallas Bar Association

    Animal Welfare Committee of Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

    Secretary, Texas State Bar, Animal Law Section

    Member, Attorneys Serving the Community

  • Articles & Presentations

    Author, A History of General Solicitation Under the 1933 Act and Why Additional Guidance Is Needed for the Future, Securities Regulation Law Journal.

    Speaker, Texas Condemnation Law, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar

    Speaker, Reducing Medical Damages in a Liability Claim, Employers’ Conference