Kathleen Kirkpatrick concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation, including catastrophic injury cases, employment discrimination, general liability defense, police excessive force and civil rights. Ms. Kirkpatrick has represented individual plaintiffs as well as Fortune 500 companies, higher education institutions, hospitals, school districts and municipalities in state and federal court proceedings.
While skilled in all aspects of the litigation process, Ms. Kirkpatrick is especially effective in unique areas of procedural practice, which results in a substantive advantage for her clients. Ms. Kirkpatrick calls upon her local knowledge and experience when in the courtroom to help her maintain her winning record.
Ms. Kirkpatrick received her undergraduate degree in economics from Penn State University and her Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. At Temple, Ms. Kirkpatrick was a member of the International & Comparative Law Journal and was recognized for outstanding trial advocacy. Upon graduation, Ms. Kirkpatrick served as a law clerk to the Honorable Howland W. Abramson of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, Major Trial Division.
In 2010, and then again from 2012 – 2015 Ms. Kirkpatrick was selected as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer Rising Star, which recognizes the top attorneys in Pennsylvania. The selection process includes peer nominations and peer evaluations.