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 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 Mississippi
Kathryn 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 a 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.