Kathryn Grace has a dedicated civil practice in complex litigation and is a co-chair of the firm’s national Aviation practice. She focuses on professional liability and general liability matters, primarily in aviation, transportation, product liability and insurance coverage. Kathryn also has experience in the areas of toxic tort and ERISA, and her recent trial experience includes developing defenses related to financial crimes imputed to the plaintiff.
Kathryn is widely recognized for her superior communications skills and ability to organize, strategize and continually assess the status of her cases to determine possible resolution opportunities. She makes it a priority to maintain constant contact with clients and carriers.
Aviation & Aerospace
Kathryn's excellent analytical skills and her ability to be decisive make her an intrinsic member of Wilson Elser's aviation team and helicopter defense team. Her location in the DC Metro area positions her to represent a variety of aviation interests, including military contractors, commercial airlines and general aviation entities. Examples include the representation of a major airline in a COVID-19 wrongful death claim, another major airline in a class action matter, a legacy airline in a serious injury case arising out of lightning strikes and one of the country's largest FBOs in a significant dispute with a regional airline.
General Liability & Professional Liability
Kathryn defends property owners and management companies in catastrophic matters. She also has represented various professionals in litigation, including accountants, appraisers, engineers and lawyers. Much of her litigation experience in these areas has involved indemnification claims, which have made Kathryn sensitive to the need for constant risk transfer assessment for her clients.
Kathryn worked for an insurance company in 2012, where she gained substantial knowledge of the insurance business, which has led to her successful handling of insurance coverage and first-party litigation.
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