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Katherine Carol Dempsey

Katherine Carol Dempsey

also known as Katherine Evans

Practice areas:

Insurance, Commercial, Litigation

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About Me

Ms. Dempsey focuses her practice in the areas of insurance coverage, insurance defense, and commercial litigation. She represents insurance companies in both state and federal courts in a wide variety of insurance coverage matters, including mass tort, products liability, copyright infringement, construction defects, environmental claims, and bad faith litigation. In addition, Ms. Dempsey coordinates and oversees large-scale discovery, including e-discovery, in a multi-million dollar insurance coverage case spanning multiple states.


Ms. Dempsey also represents insurance companies and third-party administrators in personal injury actions involving premises liability in which she handles all phases of litigation. Additionally, she defends utility marking companies in cases alleging property damage and breach of contract. Previously, Ms. Dempsey worked as an associate at a banking and business law firm, concentrating her practice in the areas of collection, bankruptcy, appellate practice, and general litigation.


In 2013, Ms. Dempsey attended the week-long International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford University in California, where she undertook extensive training in trial advocacy. Ms. Dempsey received her Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University School of Law ,where she served as a research editor for the Duquesne University Law Review. While in law school, Ms. Dempsey also interned for the Honorable David S. Cercone of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Ms. Dempsey obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2004, graduating summa cum laude.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Insurance: 60%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. Commercial: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

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Contact Info

Picadio, Sneath, Miller & Norton, P.C.

444 Liberty Ave Ste 1105
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
PAActive200808/03/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
CALI Award in BankruptcyDuquesne University School of Law2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociatePicadio Sneath Miller & Norton, PC2010 - Present
AssociateKarlowitz Cromer & Flaherty2008 - 2010

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil LitigationEditor of PBA Civil Litigation newsletter2014 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Women in the Law DivisionAnnual Picnic Subcommittee Co-Chair2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionAssistant Editor Newsletter2013 - 2014
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionCouncil member2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionMember2011 - Present
Defense Research InstituteMember2010 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Allegheny County Bar Association, Women in the Law DivisionMember2008 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
PSMNLaw BlogPennsylvania Superior Court Upholds Finding That Fraudulent Acts Exclusion of Policy Bars Coverage in Underlying Federal Class Action for ERISA Violations2015
PBA Civil Litigation NewsletterThird Circuit Holds That Allstate Insurance Company Did Not Violate Federal Antiretaliation Laws in Lawsuit Brought By EEOC2015
PSMNLaw BlogEastern District of Pa. Predicts Pa. Supreme Court Unlikely to Impose Duty of Care for Negligence on Independent Insurance Adjuster Retained by Insured's Insurance Company2015
PBA Civil Litigation NewsletterThird Circuit Amends Standard for “Exceptionality” in Awarding Attorneys’ Fees Under Section 35(a) of the Lanham Act by Eliminating Culpability Requirement2014
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation NewsletterProperty Damage Due to Faulty Workmanship Not an Occurrence Under Commercial General Liability Policy2013
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation NewsletterCourt Denies Motion to Dismiss CASPA Claims, Finding Work Fell Within CASPA2013
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation NewsletterCourt Denies Motion for Leave to Amend to Include Inequitable Conduct Claim Due to Futility2012
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation NewsletterThird Circuit Finds Breach of Fiduciary Duties Even Without Unjust Enrichment2012
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Civil Litigation NewsletterWestern District of Pennsylvania Holds Prevailing Parties May Recover E-Discovery Costs Where Such Costs Were Indispensable Part of Discovery Process2011

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawN/AJ.D.2008
University of PittsburghPsychologyB.S.2004