Helen Kathryn has a wealth of litigation experience. She has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for her work in Product Liability Litigation and by Alabama Super Lawyers.

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Associations

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1993
  • U.S. District Courts
    • Alabama: Northern, Middle, Southern
  • U.S. Court Of Appeals
    • 11th Circuit

Distinctions

  • AV-Rated, Martindale-Hubbell
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Alabama Super Lawyers®, Civil Litigation Defense, Business Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: Products, 2012-2015
  • Who's Who Legal, Product Liability Defence, 2015,2016
  • Birmingham Top Attorney, 2010
  • MOMENTUM leadership program, inaugural class
  • Top 40 Under 40, Birmingham Business Journal, 2001
  • Top Lawyers: Stars of the Bar, B-Metro, 2015, 2016
  • 2015 Best Lawyers, Business Alabama

Education & Honors

  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1993
    • Winner, William Minor Lile Moot Court competition (with partner Jason Brener)
    • Stephen R. Traynor Award, Oral Advocacy
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., Political Science, 1990

Experience

  • Linda Batiste v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., District Court of Dallas County, Texas (supporting trial counsel)
  • Reed v. Chase Home Fin., LLC, 723 F.3d 1301 (11th Cir. 2013) (Lead Trial Counsel)
  • 27001 Partnership, et al. v. J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. (lead counsel), Appeal No. 1110657 (Ala. Dec. 4, 2012) (affirmed without opinion)
  • 27001 Partnership, et al. v. BT Securities Corporation and Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Appeal No. 1110281 (Ala. June 15, 2012) (affirmed without opinion)
  • Michael Paul Smith v. Esaote, S.p.A., et al., Circuit Court of Jefferson County, Alabama (trial counsel)
  • John McDarby v. Merck & Co., Inc., New Jersey Vioxx litigation (expert support)

Publications

  • Galvanizing Your Practice through Social Media, International Association of Defense Counsel Midyear Meeting, Carlsbad, CA, February 2014.
  • "Legal Considerations for Safety," Rockwell Automation On the Move regional industry conference, August 21-22, 2013.
  • Co-author and Moderator, "Case Highlights for Business Litigators: 2012-2013," Business Torts & Antitrust Section, Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting, July 17, 2013.
  • "The Discovery Battlefield is Changing (Again): Are You Technologically Fit For Service?" Birmingham, AL, May 9, 2013.
  • "Changes and Challenges as Dodd-Frank Matures," Hispanic National Bar Association Corporate Counsel Conference, March 15, 2013.
  • "Optimum Game Plan for Tackling an Adverse Witness," Client Counsel Summit, September 2010.
  • "The Unwritten Rules in Litigation: A Case Study," Birmingham, AL, July 14, 2010.
  • "Witness Preparation: Avoiding Ethical Quagmires," ABA Women in Products Liability CLE Meeting, New York, NY, November 13, 2008.
  • "Innovative Techniques for Case Investigation," Chicago, IL, June 4, 2008.
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