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Kathryn M. Kase

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

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About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1990

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Kathryn. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Cynthia Russell Henley

    Most excellent lawyer who definitely knows her stuff in the area of criminal law. She is THE lawyer when it comes to capital cases - she knows what to do and how to do it when it comes to saving a client's life. I endorse her work.


    Cynthia Henley Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Texas Defender Service

1927 Blodgett Street
Houston, TX, 77004



NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015
DCActive 199205/25/2015
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Criminal PractitionerN/A2002

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior Staff AttorneyTexas Defender Service2002 - Present
Of CounselCrane, Greene & Parente1998 - 2002
AttorneyLaw Offices of Kathryn M. Kase1994 - 1998
AssociateOppenheimer, Blend, Harrison and Tate, Inc.1990 - 1994


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Law InstituteMember2005 - Present
New York State Defenders AssociationBoard Member2003 - 2005
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast-President2000 - 2001
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard Member1998 - 2006

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. Cary Wayne McKinleynot guilty
In re Daniel and Rosemary GreeneNo-billed by grand jury

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Publication NameTitleDate
NYSBA Criminal Justice JournalPlay It Again, Sam: Winning the Second Time Around with 440 Motions2001
NYSDA Public Defense Backup Center ReportAn Introduction to Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in New York2001
New York Law Journal`Guilty But Mentally Ill' Verdict Needed? -- NO,1999
Comm/EntWhen a Promise is Not a Promise: Legal Consequences for Journalists who Break Promises of Confidentiality to Sources1990
St. Mary's Law JournalCasenote, Lucas v. United States1989


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of KansasJournalismB.S.J.1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NCDC Trial Practice InstituteTrial Practice2008
Advanced Criminal Law CourseDiscovery & Plea Bargaining2008
NCDC Trial Practice InstituteTrial Practice2007
NACDL Annual MeetingTeams for Life2007
NCDC Trial Practice InstituteTrial Practice2006
NCDC Trial Practice InstituteTrial Practice2005
Capital Voir Dire ProgramCapital Voir Dire: Theory and Intense Practice2005
HBA Criminal Law Section CLEResources for Writing a Successful Writ2004
NACDL Midwinter MeetingTeaching Jurors to Embrace Mental Illness & Mental Retardation2003
Law and All That JazzJunk Science2003
NACDL Winter MeetingTo Thine Own Client Be True: The Ethics of Representing a Drug Dealer2002