Kate has been involved in numerous high-exposure cases involving brain-injured infants as well as adults with significant long-standing injuries. In those cases, she has been involved in the retention and preparation of highly qualified and sophisticated experts who have assisted in helping achieve defense verdicts for her clients. Since beginning her career, Kate has handled more than 700 medical malpractice matters. She has tried more than 125 cases to verdict, with the overwhelming majority of them being defense verdicts.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Delaware in 1981, Kate subsequently attended Dickenson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she received her juris doctor in 1984. While at Dickenson, she was on the National Trial Moot Court Team and was the winner in the ATLA National Student Trial Advocacy Competition in 1984. Prior to joining Marshall Dennehey in 1989, Kate worked for four years at McEldrew, Quinn, Scace & Selfridge where she did medical malpractice defense work.
Kate has lectured for various organizations over the course of her career, including the Pennsylvania Insurance Association, and has conducted continuing medical education seminars at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Additionally, Kate regularly lectures at a large medical school in Philadelphia on litigation related issues, including mock depositions.
•Issues in Medical Malpractice, Defense Institute
Honors & Awards
•AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
•National Champion, ATLA Trial Association Competition
•Pennsylvania Super Lawyer, 2012-2018
Year Joined Organization:
Seismic Shift in Pennsylvania Medical Malpractice Informed Consent Cases
Defense Digest Article • December 4, 2017
Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2017By Kathleen Kramer, Esq. & Daniel H. Tran, Esq.*Key Points:Pennsylvania Supreme Court mandated that the physician involved in the procedure at issue obtain informed consent.The duty..., Defense Digest, Vol. 23, No. 4, December 2017. Defense Digest is prepared by Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin to provide information on recent legal developments of interest to our readers. This publication is not...
Associations & Memberships
American Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Bar Association
•Pennsylvania Defense Institute
•Philadelphia Bar Association
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