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Katherine A. Martin is an associate whose practice focuses on advising insurance carriers in a variety of complex disputes involving professional liability and commercial general liability. Katie’s practice includes pre-litigation insurance coverage analysis and the litigation of complex insurance coverage disputes in state and federal courts across the country. Katie handles a wide variety of commercial general liability and professional liability coverage matters, including claims involving, personal injury liability, products liability, title agent liability, mortgage lender liability, and attorney liability. 

Katie earned her J.D. from Saint Louis University, graduating magna cum laude. During that time, she served as the Editor-In-Chief of the Saint Louis University Law Journal and was the recipient of four Academic Excellence Awards.

Representative Matters

Princeton Excess and Surplus Lines Ins. Co. v. Hub City Enterprises, Inc., et al., No. 6:18-cv-1608-ORL-41-GJK (M.D. Florida) Obtained Judgment on the Pleadings on behalf of insurer in coverage dispute regarding the classification of a large inflatable beach ball that caused severe injuries to a bar patron.  The dispositive issue was whether the beach ball constituted an "amusement device" as defined in an exclusionary endorsement to the relevant CGL Policy.  Court held that the amusement device exclusion applied to bar coverage as a matter of law, which relieved our client of any duty to defend or indemnify.

Presentations

#CoverageToo: The Impact of the #MeToo Movement and Other Women’s Issues on Coverage (November 2018)

Publications

"Not Your Typical Hair Loss: No Coverage for Theft of Hair Weaves," The Maritime Advocate (August 23, 2018)

"Procuring a Policy of Insurance," The Maritime Advocate (November 29, 2017)

The Insurance Implications of Navigation Limits,” SuperyachtNews (October 11, 2017)

"Federal Court Enforces Diveboat Limitation Exclusion in Scuba Diving Death Claim," The Maritime Advocate (October 4, 2017)