Kathryn Elaine Barnett

Nashville, Tennessee
Experience: 26 years
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About Kathryn Elaine Barnett

Kathryn is the Managing Partner of Morgan & Morgan’s Nashville office, which was named one of 2015’s “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers. She grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Davidson College, with Honors, in 1989. Kathryn graduated from Vanderbilt School of Law in 1992, where she achieved the highest grade in the class in Torts I and Jurisprudence. Kathryn has been taking on insurance companies and big business for nearly twenty years. In 2013, Kathryn represented a family at trial against two multi-billion dollar corporations in a wrongful death case, winning a $26 million jury verdict. In 2010, Kathryn represented an entrepreneur wronged by its former partner, winning an $8 million arbitration award against the wrongdoer. She served as lead trial counsel in two class action trials in the Multi-District Litigation lawsuit arising from the mishandling of remains at Tri-State Crematory. These cases settled well into both trials, for combined judgments of over $120 million. Kathryn also served as lead counsel in a class action against the Georgia Farm Bureau regarding insurance coverage, which resulted in an $18 million settlement. In addition to these examples, Kathryn has won for her clients many other verdicts and settlements that exceed $1 million.

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability


  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Tennessee


  • Vanderbilt University Law School J.D. (1992)
  • Davidson College B.A. (1988) | Philosophy Honors: with honors


  • Nashville Lawyers in Charge Nashville Post 2016
  • Nashville Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs' "Lawyer of the Year Best Lawyers in America 2015
  • Top 100 Tennessee Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2014
  • Top 50 Women Mid-South Super Lawyer Super Lawyers 2014
  • Nashville's Best Lawyers Best Lawyers in America 2014
  • Finalist Lawdragon 2011
  • Best of the Bar Nashville Business Journal 2010
  • 150 Best Lawyers in Tennessee Business Tennessee 2009 2006-2009

Professional Association

  • Tennessee State Bar #732558 Member Current
  • Nashville Bar Foundation #732559 Member, Executive Committee 1997 - 2013
  • Tennessee Association for Justice #732560 Vice President for the Middle Section, Treasurer, Executive Committee, Secretary, Chair (COntinuing Education Committee, Board of Governors 2002 - 2011
  • Tennessee Judicial Conference #732561 Bench/Bar Committee Chair 2009 - 2010
  • Nashville Bar Association #732562 Board Member, First Vice President 2005 - 2008
  • Nashville Lawyer's Association for Women #732563 President, President-elect, Director, Treasurer, Nomination Committee, Board Member 1998 - 2007
  • Tennessee Justice Center, Inc. #732564 Board of Directors 2002 - 2005


810 Broadway Suite 105
Nashville, TN 37203 USA

Telephone: (615) 490-0944

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