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Kathryn E Karcher

Kathryn E Karcher

Practice areas:

Appeals

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About Me

I have practiced exclusively appellate law in state and federal courts since 1994.  I regularly assist trial counsel with appellate issues in pre- and post-judgment proceedings.  I have handled appeals in many areas of civil law including business disputes, municipal law, employment, tax, product defect and other torts, probate, election and initiative law, class action securities fraud, First Amendment, Internet, intellectual property, bankruptcy, legal ethics, civil procedure, anti-SLAPP, insurance, land use, and real estate. I have done substantial pro bono work, including serving as lead counsel and as the principal author of an amicus curiae brief, respectively, in appeals resulting in published decisions.


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1986

  1. Appeals: 100%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Daniel Guinn Shay

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Karcher is extremely knowledgeable and well versed in appellate law. It is difficult to explain to The Court why they are wrong, but Ms. Karcher has the tact to do so. She has worked at one of the largest and most well respected law firms in the world. She will do an excellent job and is totally trustworthy.

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    Daniel Shay Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

401 B Street, Suite 2450
San Diego, CA, 92101

11011 NE Boulder Pl
Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110-3166

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
WAActive200707/06/2015
DCActive 200708/06/2008
CAActive198608/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
San Diego Super LawyersSan Diego Super Lawyers2015
Top 50 LawyersSan Diego Super Lawyers2015
The Best Lawyers in American - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego CountySan Diego Super Lawyers2015
Best Law Firms in Appellate Practice - Karcher Harmes PSUS News and World Reports2015
Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego CountySan Diego Super Lawyers2014
Best Law Firms in Appellate Practice - Karcher Harmes PSUS News and World Reports2014
The Best Lawyers in American - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2014
Best Law Firms in Appellate Practice - Karcher Harmes PSUS News and World Reports2013
The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2013
San Diego Super Lawyers - Appellate LawSan Diego Super Lawyers2013
Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego CountySan Diego Super Lawyers2013
Top 50 LawyersSan Diego Super Lawyers2013
Top LawyersSan Diego Magazine2012
Karcher Harmes LLP listed among best law firms in Apellate LawUS News & World Reports2012
The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2012
San Diego Super Lawyers - Appellate LawSan Diego Super Lawyers2012
Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego CountySan Diego Super Lawyers2012
Karcher Harmes LLP listed among best law firms in Appellate LawUS News & World Reports2011
Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego CountySan Diego - Super Lawyers2011
Super Lawyers - Appellate LawSan Diego - Super Lawyers2011
The Best Lawyers in America - Apellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2011
Street Figher of the YearConsumer Attorneys of California2011
Washington Super LawyersWashington - Super Lawyers2011
Super Lawyers - Appellate LawSan Diego - Super Lawyers2010
The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2010
Top 25 Women Lawyers in San Diego CountySan Diego - Super Lawyers2010
The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2009
Super Lawyers - Appellate LawSan Diego - Super Lawyers2009
Top 25 Lawyers in San Diego CountySan Diego - Super Lawyers2008
Super Lawyers - Appellate LawSan Diego - Super Lawyers2008
The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2008
Super Lawyers - Appellate LawSan Diego Super Lawyers2007
The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2007
The Best Lawyers in America - Appellate PracticeThe Best Lawyers in America2006
Tribute to Women in Industry AwardYWCA2003
Award for Exemplary ServiceSan Diego County Bar Assn2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKarcher Harmes LLP and Karcher Harmes PS2010 - Present
PartnerKathryn E. Karcher, Attorney at Law2008 - 2010
Chair, Appellate Practice GroupDLA Piper2005 - 2007
PartnerGray Cary and successor firm DLA Piper1989 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Academy of Appellate LawyersSecond Vice-President2013 - 2014
California Academy of Appellate LawyersSecretary/Treasurer2012 - 2013
Washington State Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2007 - 2009
California Academy of Appellate LawyersMember2005 - Present
California Supreme Court Historical SocietyMember, Board of Directors2003 - 2006
California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of CaliforniaAppellate Law Advisory Commission2002 - 2005
Gerald Brown Appellate Inn of CourtFounding Member2002 - 2006
Appellate Court Committee, San Diego County Bar AssociationChair and Vice-Chair2000 - 2002
State Bar of California Board of Legal SpecializationCertified Specialist, Appellate Law2000 - Present
Committee on Appellate Courts, State Bar of CaliforniaChair and Vice-Chair1998 - 2002
Appellate Court Committee, San Diego County Bar AssociationChair, Civil Rules and Programs Subcommittees1998 - 1999
Martindale-HubbelAV Preeminent Rating1997 - Present
Appellate Court Committee, San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Lawyers Club of San DiegoMember, Board of Directors and Lawyers Club Magazine Editor1987 - 2009
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Alpinieri v. SkeenReversed and remanded, Court of Appeal No. D059851
Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Limited PartnershipThe U.S. Supreme Court affirmed an approximately $300 million judgment for i4i Limited Partnership, No. 10-290
Rosati v. BekhorReversed and remanded, Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, 06-1160-62 & 06-1269

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego County Bar Association Appellate Practice HandbookCalifornia Appellate Practice Handbook (7th ed.), Chapter Editor2001
San Diego County Bar Association Appellate Practice HandbookCalifornia Appellate Practice Handbook (6th ed.), Chapter Editor1998

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1986
University of California - San DiegoPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
California Academy of Appellate Lawyers 2006 MeetingJudicial Decision-Making2006
State Bar of CaliforniaEthics on Appeal2002
Appellate Practice Seminar, San Diego County Bar AssociationWrit Review in the Court of Appeal2001
San Diego County Bar Association, Appellate Court CommitteeBonds and Undertakings on AppealN/A
Orange County Bar Association, Appellate Court CommitteeAppellate EthicsN/A