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Katherine M. Handy

Katherine M. Handy

Senior Counsel
Phone:972.616.1729
Fax:972.616.1701

Recently named by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the top 50 Latino lawyers in the country, Katherine concentrates her practice on defending clients against product liability claims, with particular focus on automotive and medical device products. Katherine is versed in all aspects of litigation and enjoys working with clients to create practical yet innovative solutions, carefully tailored to each case.

Katherine’s experience drives her practice as a passionate and effective litigator. She has taken and defended well over 100 depositions; appeared as lead and second-chair trial counsel on cases in justice courts, state court, and federal court; successfully defended against motions to compel burdensome discovery and motions to strike expert witnesses; authored and argued numerous successful motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment at the state and federal level; and served as counsel on two discovery teams for domestic and foreign automotive manufacturers. 

When not advocating for her clients in court, Katherine enjoys spending time with her husband and their three dogs, cooking, and traveling (particularly to Chicago, where she enjoys eating deep-dish pizza from Giordano’s).  

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2015

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2015

    Order of the Barristers

    National Champion, National Energy & Sustainability Moot Court Competition

    National Champion and Best Advocate, National Pretrial Competition

    National Champion and Best Advocate, National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition

    Recipient, Richard B. Amandes Scholarship

    Recipient, 2014 "Top-Gun" Award


  • Abilene Christian University, B.A., 2012

    magna cum laude

    Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges


Professional Associations

    • Texas Bar Association
    • Dallas Women Lawyers Association
    • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association

Distinctions

    • Latino Leaders Magazine
      —Top 50 Latino Lawyer, 2021
    • Best Lawyers
      —Ones to Watch – Product Liability Litigation: Defendants, 2023
    • Bowman and Brooke Trial Skills College
      —Outstanding Cross Examination of a Plaintiff’s Expert, 2020
      —Lowest Settlement Award, 2020
    • —Outstanding Plaintiff’s Legal Argument, 2017
       

Recent News, Events and Blogs


Publications

  • "Changing the Narrative: Appreciating the Importance of Civility Throughout Our Profession," Author, ABA Practice Points, June 2022