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Katherine Hartley is a special counsel whose practice focuses on serving a variety of clients in commercial disputes, with particular emphasis on representing insurance carriers in state and federal courts across the country. She has extensive experience litigating claims involving general commercial liability, transportation, professional liability, and products liability. Her practice also includes counseling clients on a wide variety of insurance coverage issues.

Representative Matters

Patrick McCarthy v. Sterling Chemical Co., 951 N.E.2d 441 (Ohio App. Ct. 2011) Obtained directed verdict after eight weeks of trial for railcar maintenance company in a case brought on behalf of a 26 year old father of two left in vegetative state following explosion of tank car, affirmed on appeal.

Charles Robinson v. Patrick Ryan, 865 N.E.2d 400 (Ill. App. Ct. 2007) Intervened on behalf of professional liability insurance company, and vacated settlement in legal malpractice case, where insurer had not consented to settlement.