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Katherine Harvey-Lee is an attorney at the preeminent plaintiff law firm of Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, focusing her practice on commercial transportation accidents resulting in personal injury or wrongful death. In addition to her years of experience handling cases stemming from aviation accidents and truck accidents, Katherine has also been involved in numerous vehicle product liability actions and automotive defect cases.

While working towards a fine arts degree at Carnegie Mellon University, Katherine worked as a research assistant at the Software Engineering Institute, where she published a major report on maintaining quality assurance in large organizations while software and other engineered products are being developed.

Katherine went on to Whittier Law School, where she was a teaching assistant in legal writing and civil procedure. Katherine also served as a law clerk in the chambers of Justice Earl Johnson, Jr. of the California Second District Court of Appeals, Seventh Division. During her time at Whittier Law School, she received the distinctive Southern California Defense Scholar award for the school's top performance in torts and legal writing, and led teams for both the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Honors boards. 

After obtaining her law degree, Katherine went to work for the California Fourth District Court of Appeals, where she did appellate work for indigent clients. Her compassion and willingness to help others carried her throughout the years as she worked on countless automotive and transportation cases for some of California's most distinguished plaintiffs' firms. That compassion continues to drive Katherine in her work at Baum Hedlund, where she has three times been selected as a Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star. She has also been listed in Best Lawyers® since 2013. Her writing has also been published in The Advocate and TRIAL Magazine, where she covered the dangers of curbside bus operators.         


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Practice areas


  1. Aviation: 20%
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Defective Products: 20%



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Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

12100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 950
Los Angeles, CA, 90025

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

1250 24th Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, D.C., DC, 20037

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

1500 Market Street
12th Floor East Tower
Philadelphia, PA, 19102

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

113 S. Monroe Street
1st Floor
Tallahassee, FL, 32301

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC

201 St. Charles Avenue
Suite 2500
New Orleans, LA, 70170



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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Super LawyerSouthern California Super Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2008
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2006
Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2005
Listed, Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Teaching Assistant - Civil Procedure & Legal WritingWhittier Law School1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America®Member2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2001 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
Attorneys Information Exchange GroupMemberN/A
American Association for Justice - Bus Litigation Group Advisory BoardMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Magazine“Put the Brakes on ‘Curbside’ Bus Abuse”2013
Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles Advocate MagazineNegligent Infliction of Emotional Distress: Double Recovery for Negligence2009
AdvocateA Tire Safety Issue that Is Coming of Age” (co-authored with Geoffrey Wells)2007
Software Engineering Institute Technical ReportSEI Workshop on Software Configuration Management1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Whittier College School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Whittier College School of LawCivil Procedure & Legal WritingTeaching Assistant2001
Carnegie Mellon UniversityFine ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Personal Injury 101: Nuts and Bolts of Personal Injury Practice SeminarCrash-course covering the basics of litigating a personal injury case from intake to trial or settlement2011