AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Intellectual Property Litigation
College of the Holy Cross
B.A. in Psychology
School of Law, J.D. 1993, magna cum laude
Kathy is a shareholder in the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Group. Her principal area of practice is Intellectual Property litigation. Kathy has experience litigating patent and copyright disputes, as well as trademark matters before the federal courts, and in opposition proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She has extensive experience litigating a wide variety of commercial matters, including antitrust, breach of contract, fraud, non-compete agreements, and unfair competition, as well as broad experience with federal and state appeals. She also has acted as local counsel for multiple out-of-state firms and clients in Florida’s federal and state courts.
Kathy is admitted to practice in Florida, Connecticut, and Wisconsin. She is also admitted to practice before the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, and U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.
Before moving to Tampa and joining Fee & Jeffries, Kathy practiced in Baltimore, Maryland and Hartford, Connecticut. Kathy received her Doctor of Jurisprudence, magna cum laude, from Marquette University School of Law where she was Lead Articles Editor for the Marquette Law Review, was the Thomas More Scholar and Holznecht Scholar, received the University’s Book Award in Contracts, Constitutional Law, Constitutional and Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law Seminar, and was elected to Alpha Sigma Nu National Honor Society. Kathy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross.
Kathy is a member of the Florida Bar, the State Bar of Wisconsin, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. She is an active member of the Intellectual Property Section for the Hillsborough County Bar Association, where she presently serves as Chair of the Section’s Continuing Legal Education Seminar Program. Kathy has authored articles for the Hillsborough County Bar Association’s Lawyer magazine, as well as for The Antitrust Litigator, and for Secured Signals, an industry publication for the telecommunications field.
Outside of Fee & Jeffries, Kathy serves on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tampa Bay, and chairs its affiliated Hillsborough County Leadership Council. She is on two committees for The Tampa Club. Kathy is also active in her parish and serves as a Lector. Kathy was a Guardian ad litem for Hillsborough County. She completed the St. Anthony’s Triathlon as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training, and finished the 2011 ING New York City Marathon on Team UNICEF. She received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work with UNICEF in 2010.