Kathryn Breard Platt: Lawyer with Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith A Professional Law Corporation

Kathryn Breard Platt

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Kathryn Breard Platt joined the New Orleans office of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith as an associate in 2005. Kathryn received her Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in 2002, where she majored in General Business Administration and minored in Political Science. Kathryn received her Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 2005. During law school, Kathryn was a Moot Court Staff Member and volunteered for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). In 2007, Kathryn assisted GJTBS in opening its Gulfport, Mississippi office, where she currently resides.

Kathryn has extensive litigation experience in state and federal courts, arguing in multiple state court jurisdictions, the Southern District of Mississippi and the Eastern District of North Carolina. Kathryn has represented her clients well in litigation and mediation obtaining favorable results.

Since joining Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, Kathryn’s practice has concentrated on general liability, professional liability, construction law, contract law, and insurance defense litigation. Kathryn is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, and she is admitted to practice before the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Northern and Southern District Courts of Mississippi, and before the 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Phone(228) 214-4250

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Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Bad Faith
  • Corporate Transactions
  • Title Resolution
  • Environmental & Toxic Tort
  • Mass Tort & Class Action
  • Products Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Trucking & Transportation
  • Banking, Real Property & Foreclosure
 
University Louisiana State University, B.S., Business Administration, 2002
 
Law SchoolLoyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D., 2005
 
Admitted2005, Louisiana; 2006, Mississippi; Alabama State Courts; United States District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana; United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi; United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations

Harrison County Bar Association

Harrison County Young Lawyers Association

Mississippi Women Lawyers Association

Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce

Risk Management Association

Coast Young Professionals

Krewe of Hera

Order of Billikins

Gulfport Business Club

 
Biography

The daughter of a litigator, Kathryn Breard Platt learned about the law and how to argue at a young age. She is passionate about obtaining positive results for her clients. Whether Kathryn is defending a client in large, complex construction litigation or representing a client in a small collections matter, she provides the representation that she would expect from a lawyer. Kathryn understands the importance of keeping clients informed while developing an aggressive path to success.

Since joining Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr and Smith in 2005, Kathryn has represented large corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, and individuals throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Kathryn's experience and knowledge of the law have helped her obtain dismissal of clients through summary judgment and after a trial on the merits, as well as obtain responsible settlements when doing so is in the client's best interests. Additionally, she has successfully obtained voluntary dismissals of her clients through the use of Litigation Accountability Act letters.

Representative experience includes:

• Successfully trying jury and bench trials in Mississippi and Alabama

• Successfully mediating dozens of cases in Mississippi and Louisiana

• Handling complex construction litigation, Hurricane Katrina litigation, trucking litigation, Chinese Drywall litigation, and asbestos litigation

• Appearing regularly before the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi

• Negotiating complex contracts

• Speaking before the Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors by providing Lunch & Learn Seminars

• Providing seminars for the Mississippi Section of the ASCE

• Providing Continuing Education Units for engineers and architects in Louisiana and MississippiKathryn also authored an article entitled "Homebuilder Liability in Mississippi for Defective Component Parts: Why Homebuilders Should Not be Liable for Defective Component Products" which was published in the MDLA Quarterly in the Winter of 2012.

Kathryn has earned an "BV Distinguished" rating from Martindale-Hubbell for her ethical standards and legal ability. She also regularly acts as a mock trial judge and volunteers for A Lawyer in Every Mississippi Classroom. Kathryn is married with three children and attends St. Michael Catholic Church in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Professional Associations

Harrison County Bar Association

Harrison County Young Lawyers Association

Mississippi Women Lawyers Association

Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors

Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce

Risk Management Association

Coast Young Professionals

Krewe of Hera

Order of Billikins

Gulfport Business Club

 
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Kathryn Breard Platt

701 Poydras Street, 40th Floor
New OrleansLA 70139




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