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The daughter of a litigator, Kathryn Breard Platt learned about the law and how to argue at a young age. She is passionate about obtaining positive results for her clients. Whether Kathryn is defending a client in large, complex construction litigation or representing a client in a small collections matter, she provides the representation that she would expect from a lawyer. Kathryn understands the importance of keeping clients informed while developing an aggressive path to success.
Since joining Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr and Smith in 2005, Kathryn has represented large corporations, small businesses, insurance companies, and individuals throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Kathryn’s experience and knowledge of the law have helped her obtain dismissal of clients through summary judgment and after a trial on the merits, as well as obtain responsible settlements when doing so is in the client’s best interests. Additionally, she has successfully obtained voluntary dismissals of her clients through the use of Litigation Accountability Act letters. Representative experience includes:
Kathryn also authored an article entitled “Homebuilder Liability in Mississippi for Defective Component Parts: Why Homebuilders Should Not be Liable for Defective Component Products” which was published in the MDLA Quarterly in the Winter of 2012.
Kathryn has earned an “BV Distinguished” rating from Martindale-Hubbell for her ethical standards and legal ability. She also regularly acts as a mock trial judge and volunteers for A Lawyer in Every Mississippi Classroom.
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|AL||Authorized to practice law||2006||10/17/2016|
|MS||Authorized to practice law||2006||09/17/2016|
|LA||Eligible to practice law||2005||10/05/2016|
|Senior Associate||Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC||2005 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gulfport Business Club||Member||2012 - Present|
|Risk Management Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce||Member||2011 - Present|
|Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|MS Associated Builders and Contractors||Member||2010 - Present|
|Harrison County Young Lawyers||Membmer||2008 - Present|
|Harrison County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|U.S. v. Bryan Co., 2012 WL 2051861 (S.D.Miss. 2012)||Owner/Developer's cross-claims against architect were dismissed because the FHA and ADA preempt such claims. Moreover, an owner/developer has a non-delegable duty to comply with the ADA and FHA.|
|Weckesser v. Chicago Bridge And Iron, L.G., 447 Fed.Appx. 526 (5th Cir. 2011)||Jury verdict in favor of contractor; affirmed on appeal.|
|Hammonds v. Lennep, 2009 WL 3418546 (S.D.Miss. 2009)||Claims dismissed for failure to state a claim because workers compensation is exclusive remedy.|
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|MDLA Quarterly||Homebuilder Liability in Mississippi for Defective Component Parts||2013|
|Loyola University New Orleans College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||2002|
|Annual Meeting of the MS Section of the ASCE||Learning from the Mistakes of Others||2013|
|Lunch & Learn||Understanding Liens in Private Projects||2012|
|Lunch & Learn||Importance of Written Policies and Procedures||2012|
|Lunch & Learn||Summary of MS Construction Law||2012|
|Last Chance Seminar for Design Professionals||Learning from Others' Mistakes||2012|
|Lunch & Learn||Shifting Liability Through Contracts||2011|