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Kathryn E. Barnett - Nashville, TN

810 BroadwaySuite 105 Nashville, TN 37203

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Updated: 08/18/2022

Nashville Class Action Lawyer


Kathryn Barnett is Senior Trial Lawyer for Morgan & Morgan. She has been taking on insurance companies and big business for more than 20 years. In 2018, Ms. Barnett represented a family at trial against a multi-billion-dollar corporation in a wrongful death case, winning a $13.5 million jury verdict...

About Kathryn E. Barnett

Practice Areas

  • Class Action
  • Consumer Protection
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • Tennessee, 1992
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee, 2005
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Tennessee, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2001

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Association of Trial Lawyers
  • Harry Phillips American Inn of Courts (Executive Committee, 2004 - 2013; Member, 2004 - 2013, 1997 - 1999)
  • Nashville Bar Association (First Vice President, 2007; Board Member, 2005 - 2008)
  • Nashville Bar Foundation
  • Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women (President, 2004 - 2005; President-elect, 2003 - 2004; Director, 2002 - 2003; Treasurer, 2000 - 2002; Nominating Committee, 2007; Board, 1998 - 2005)
  • Tennessee Association for Justice (Vice-President for the Middle Section, 2011; Treasurer, 2010; Executive Committee, 2008 - 2009, Secretary, 2007 - 2009, Chair, Continuing Education Committee, 2004 - 2006, Board of Governors, 2002 - 2009)
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Foundation (Fellow)
  • Tennessee Justice Center, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2002 - 2005; Secretary-Treasurer, 2003 - 2004)
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference, Bench/Bar Committee (Chair, 2009 - 2010)
  • Tennessee Metropolitan Board of Equalization (Davidson County, 2000-2004)


  • Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, Tennessee, 1992
    Honors: Jurisprudence Awards: Torts I and Jurisprudence
  • Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, 1989
    Honors: With Honors in Philosophy
    Honors: Dean Rusk Grant for International Studies
    Major: Philosophy

Past Positions

  • Judge John T. Nixon, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, Judicial Intern, 1990
  • Davidson County, Tennessee, Assistant Public Defender, 1992 - 1995


Other Sources of Feedback About Kathryn E. Barnett

Included on the 2023 Mid-South list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Mid-South Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Mid-South Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Kathryn E. Barnett on Super Lawyers


  • Best Lawyers in America – “Nashville’s Best Lawyers,” 2010-2018
  • Best Lawyers in America - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs’
  • Best Lawyers in America - Nashville Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs’ “Lawyer of the Year,” 2015 and 2017
  • Super Lawyers – “Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyer,” 2006-2017
  • Super Lawyers – “Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyer,” 2010-2018
  • Nashville Post – “Nashville Lawyers in Charge,” 2010-Present
  • Nashville Business Journal – “Best of the Bar,” 2003, 2005-2010, 2018
  • Business Tennessee – “150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee,” 2006-2009

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Office Information


810 BroadwaySuite 105 Nashville, TN 37203

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  • "Introducing Evidence," Tennessee Bar Association, November 2012
  • "Legal Writing," Vanderbilt Law School, October 2012
  • "Products Liability Cases and the Tenn. Civil Justice Act of 2011," Tennessee Bar Association, June 2011
  • "Trial Practice – Experts," Tennessee Bar Association, March 2011
  • "The Basics of Class Action and MDL Litigation," Tennessee Bar Association, July 2009
  • "Advanced Federal Court Practice," Nashville Bar Association, March 2009
  • "The Basics of Class Action and MDL Litigation," Tennessee Bar Association, 2009
  • "Annual Review: Medical Malpractice Update," Tennessee Association for Justice, October & December 2008
  • “Trial Practice Tips: Powerful Trial Strategies for the Absolute Litigator," Nashville Bar Association, April 2008
  • "Pre-Trial Skills: Thinking on Your Feet," National Business Institute, November 2006
  • "Civil Procedure and Evidence Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers, October & November 2006
  • "Civil Procedure and Evidence Update," Tennessee Trial Lawyers, 2006
  • "Trial Practice Institute," Nashville Bar Association, September 2005
  • "State Law Class Actions," American Bar Association, Business Law Section, April 2005
  • "Power Windows Can Kill," TRIAL Magazine, April 2005
  • “Auto Defect Cases," Tennessee Trial Lawyers, February 2005
  • “Knocking Out Opposing Experts," Tennessee Trial Lawyers, October & November 2004; Nashville Bar Association, July 2004
  • “Limiting the Harmful Testimony of Experts on the Law," Trial, January 2001
  • “Damages," Tennessee Trial Lawyers, October & November 2003
  • “Trying the Wrongful Death Case in Tennessee," National Business Institute, August 2003
  • “Advanced Personal Injury," National Business Institute, July 2003
  • “Mass Torts," Tennessee Bar Association, July 2002
  • “Superior Depositions Strategies in Civil Trial Practice," National Business Institute, December 1999 & January 2002
  • “Lawsuits Against the Nursing Home Industry," Tennessee Trial Lawyers, February 2000
  • “How to Prepare for Mediation and other Practice Tips," Nashville Bar Association, October 2000
  • "Tennessee Expert Witness," Lorman Education Services, July 2000
  • “Using Focus Groups to Get the Settlement or Verdict Your Client Deserves," Tennessee Trial Lawyers, February 1999
  • “Letting Focus Groups Work for You," April 1999

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