As a litigator, Kathleen pursues or defends claims in federal and state courts and has broad experience in cases that involve injunctive relief, including breach of contract, non-compete, and trade secret misappropriation claims. She has often served as local counsel to various national law firm counsel whose clients have legal disputes in Indiana.
Kathleen has also served as outside general counsel to various privately-owned businesses to meet whatever legal needs that arise for them. She regularly prepares, evaluates, and negotiates commercial contracts as well as employment, severance, non-compete, and confidentiality agreements on behalf of corporate or individual clients. Finally, Kathleen consults with companies who wish to obtain MBE/WBE/DBE certification with various certifying agencies.
Kathleen takes pride in solving problems for clients and does not intend to ever be caught on what she calls “attorney auto pilot.” She delivers personal attention and efficient, strategic service to achieve each client’s goals while maintaining high ethical and professional standards. She is a self-starter who worked her way through college and law school to reach a childhood aspiration of becoming a lawyer. Her “working” educational path included gaining exposure to commercial and real estate law and litigation; personal injury litigation; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights litigation; federal practice and procedure (via an internship for U.S. District Judge Larry J. McKinney); and UCC and banking laws. Kathleen’s first years in practice were concentrated in employment law and insurance defense litigation. This exposure to various core areas of law helped her to gain insight into identifying and solving problems with a practical approach, which she regularly applies in serving as general counsel to various private company clients as well as an advocate for litigation clients.