Kathleen WatsonAssociate



KATHLEEN WATSON was born and raised in Henderson, Kentucky. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Murray State University in 2012. She went on to obtain a Juris Doctorate degree with high honors and a Certificate of Excellence in Advocacy from Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 2015.

While in law school, Kathleen was a senior associate editor of the NKU Law review and a pupil of the Chase Inn of Court. She was the brief-writer and assistant coach of the National Moot Court Team, lead attorney of the National Trial Team, and both the opening statement and closing argument chair for the Chase Student Advocacy Society.

Kathleen gained valuable in-house experience at a full-service contract research organization during law school. Before joining O’Bryan, Brown & Toner, she completed an internship with a Federal District Court Judge in Cincinnati, Ohio and a clerkship with a State Circuit Court Judge in Madisonville, Kentucky.

Kathleen’s practice is dedicated to representing health care clients and attorneys against claims of professional negligence.

Significant Representation
Recognized that the complaint failed to state a claim upon which relief could be granted because the plaintiff’s “agency theory of liability” against our client for the alleged wrongful acts of its affiliate was a misguided attempt to pierce the corporate veil of three interceding entities to recover from the parent company, resulting in a favorable settlement.

Educational Background
J.D., Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, magna cum laude
B.S., Murray State University, cum laude

Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Ohio
Supreme Court of Indiana
Supreme Court of Kentucky
Eastern District of Kentucky
Western District of Kentucky

Professional Memberships
Kentucky Bar Association
Louisville Bar Association
Kentucky Defense Counsel
Young Professionals Association of Louisville
The Federalist Society

Publications
COBRA Data and the Right to Confront Technology Against You, 42:2 N. Ky. L. Rev. 375 (2015), presented at the NKU Law Review’s Law + Informatics Symposium on Digital Evidence, February 27, 2015.

“Older Females” Are Not A Subclass Entitled To Protection Under Title VII: Why the Sixth Circuit Got it Right in Sherman, N. Ky. B. Ass’n. Lex Loci 12 (April 2015).

(Contributor) Henry L. Stevens, Mediation in Kentucky: Adoption of the Mediation Act Would Help, 42:1 N. Ky. L. Rev. 1 (2015).

(Contributor) D. Timothy Huey, Steven R. Adams, and James Nesci, Ohio OVI Defense: The Law and Practice, Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc., May 2016.

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