Kathryn A. Regier

EXPERIENCE

Kathryn A. (“Katy”) Regier joined the firm in 2007. At Schlee, Huber, McCarthy & Hansen, P.C., Ms. Regier has defended companies in matters involving fires, explosions, carbon monoxide exposure and other incidents in fatality, serious injury and high-dollar property damages cases across the country. In addition to defending companies in litigation matters, Ms. Regier also consults with companies on warning, training and safety measures as part of risk management efforts designed to reduce the likelihood of incidents that could lead to litigation.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Regier developed extensive civil litigation experience in various matters, including defending companies in product liability, tort and personal injury, contract, employment, civil rights and insurance defense matters. She is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law and is admitted to practice law in California, Kansas and Missouri.



PRACTICE EMPHASIS

Civil Litigation
Product Liability Litigation
Tort and Personal Injury
Propane and Natural Gas Litigation



EDUCATION

B.S. in Education, University of Kansas, with distinction
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law



PRIOR EXPERIENCE

McCormick, Barstow,Sheppard, Wayte & Carruth, Fresno, CA
Blackwell Sanders, Overland Park, KS
Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Kansas City, MO



OF NOTE

Kansas Law Review - Articles Editor and Staff Member
Judicial Clerkship Clinic, Kansas Court of Appeals, Judge Jerry G. Elliott - University of Kansas School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Johnson County Community College (ABA-accredited) Legal Studies Program, 2003-2013
Kansas City Business Journal's Best of the Bar 2012
2013-2014 DRI Women in the Law Committee Leadership Position: Vice Chair–Mentoring Subcommittee
2014 Co-Editor in Chief DRI E-Book Publication - Women Rainmakers: Roadmap to Success
2014 DRI Women in the Law Committee Outstanding Leadership Award
2014 DRI Women in the Law Committee Leadership Position: Vice Chair-Publication Subcommittee



RECENT ARTICLES

Accelerating Change: An Interview with Linda Bray Chanow on the Consortium for Advancing Women Lawyers, DRI Sharing Success, Volume 2, Issue 2 (12/2012); republished in DRI Today 05/01/2013
Four Facts Outside Counsel Should Factor Into Successfully Partnering with Clients, (co-authored with Patricia Trombetta), DRI The Voice, Volume 12 Issue 22, 06/2013
An Interview with M. Lauree Barreca, Johns Hopkins Health System (In-House Counsel Profile Feature), DRI Women in the Law E-Newsletter, 06/2013
An Interview with Patricia E. Ratner, Electric Insurance Company (In-House Counsel Profile Feature), DRI Women in the Law E-Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 2, (12/23/2013)
An Interview with Cindy Rogowski, Senior Counsel at Meijer (In-House Counsel Profile Feature), DRI Women in the Law E-Newsletter, Volume 4, Issue 1, 06/27/2014



RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Heartland Paralegal Association 2011
Alternative Dispute Resolution

Kansas Paralegal Association 2013
Alternative Dispute Resolution




BAR ADMISSIONS

Missouri
Kansas
California
U.S. District Court, Kansas
U.S.District Court, Western District of Missouri



PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

The Missouri Bar
State Bar of California
Kansas Bar Association
Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
Johnson County Bar Association
DRI
DRI Women in the Law Committee
DRI Product Liability/Fire Science Committee
The Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court
Kansas Women Attorney's Association
Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City

Directions

Click for MapQuest Directions from KCI Airport: Take I-29 (S) to 169 South toward Kansas City Downtown. Turn slight right onto Broadway Blvd. Merge onto I-35 South. Take the 27th street exit, Exit 1B, on the left toward Broadway. Ramp becomes Penn Valley Drive, turn slight left onto Broadway street which becomes Broadway road. Turn right onto W. 40th Terrace. Turn left onto Pennsylvania Avenue. 4050 Pennsylvania Avenue is on the right.
Free Covered Parking: Enter the Manor Square garage from Pennsylvania Avenue. Parking is on the second level of the parking garage.