Katherine L. Vaughn


  • location icon Denver, CO
    1700 Lincoln Street
    Suite 4000
    Denver, CO 80203

Katherine Vaughn is a partner in the Denver office of Lewis Brisbois, a member of the General Liability Practice, and a Vice-Chair of the Transportation Practice. Ms. Vaughn devotes a significant amount of her practice to the defense of commercial trucking and automobile liability, and premises liability matters. Ms. Vaughn regularly handles high exposure and media-sensitive cases, including wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims. Ms. Vaughn also represents insurers and insureds in first and third-party insurance coverage disputes, breach of contract, and bad-faith litigation. 

Ms. Vaughn is an experienced litigator who regularly represents clients in state and federal courts across the country. She manages all phases of litigation, including pre-suit investigation, pleadings and motions practice, fact discovery, depositions, and expert discovery. Ms. Vaughn has significant litigation experience in successfully drafting and arguing dispositive motions, including motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment. She is similarly experienced in defending against claims for punitive damages, conducting and defending corporate representative depositions, negotiating settlements, assisting with all aspects of trial preparation, and trying to verdict.

In her transportation practice, Ms. Vaughn is a member of Lewis Brisbois’s 24/7 Rapid Response Team, and has coordinated rapid response accident investigations in Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana. Ms. Vaughn uses her extensive knowledge of the FMCSAs in defending transportations clients both large and small against property, casualty, personal injury, and cargo claims.


  • State Bar Admissions
    • Colorado
    • Montana
    • Oklahoma
    • Wyoming
  • United States District Courts
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado



Awards & Honors

Super Lawyers Rising Star - 2018


Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Juris Doctor, 2008

Oklahoma State University

Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, 2005

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