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Katherine Knight
Shareholder
Phone: (214) 658-1928
Fax: (214) 658-1919
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Assistant: Beverly Bates
Phone: 214.658.1921

Overview

Katherine Knight was born on Texas Independence Day in Fort Worth, Texas. She is an insurance defense litigator who represents companies and individuals sued for damages in state and federal courts. She has 34 years' experience in jury trials in state and federal courts, and at the appellate level in both federal and state courts.

Representative Experience

Katherine has represented insurance companies, household goods motor carriers, freight transportation companies, transportation brokers, railroads, municipalities, homeowers and community owners associations, rental car companies, apartment complexes and other corporate entities. Katherine has represented clients in matters involving personal injury, property damage, contract damages, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act allegations, injunctive relief, and declaratory judgments. She has experience in vehicle accidents, commercial and contractual disputes, insurance coverage, municipal law, and professional liabiity claims. We use the most effective strategies to favorably resolve each case. Over the years, Katherine has tried a number of cases and negotiated many settlements. Katherine worked as a trial attorney for the City of Dallas from 1983 until 1993. She worked as in-house claims attorney representing professional liability insurers.

  • Katherine successfully argued a case before the Dallas Court of Appeals involving a claim against a homeowners association for a decision made by its architectural control committee.
  • Katherine recently obtained a partial summary judgment dismissing all claims against two clients in a bad faith, Insurance Code and Deceptive Trade Practices Insurance dispute.
  • Katherine obtained a summary judgment dismissing all of a shipper's claims for breach of contract, alleged insurance code violations, unfair settlement practices, breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing and fraud in a household goods moving transaction.

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Texas Insurance Law Section
  • Writer/Video Producer, Dallas Bar Association's Bar None Production

 

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Practices


Education

- Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 1982

- Texas Tech University, B.A. in Foreign Language,1976

 Bar Admissions

- Texas, 1982

- United States District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas

- United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals