Kate Kennedy is a partner in the Fort Wright office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Insurance Coverage Practice. She is admitted to practice in Ohio and Kentucky. Kate handles all types of insurance defense as well as insurance coverage and bad faith cases. She also represents clients in cases involving products liability, professional negligence, premises liability, employment law, and construction matters. Kate has first chair trial experience and experience handling matters in arbitration. Kate’s professional negligence practice includes medical malpractice. Kate has defended various healthcare providers sued for malpractice including hospitals, doctors, nurses, and therapists. Kate has also defended employers in harassment, discrimination, and retaliation claims filed in federal and state court. In addition, a substantial portion of Kate’s practice is devoted to defending premises liability claims, including slip and falls, negligent security, and dram shop claims. Kate has successfully argued and won numerous summary judgment motions on behalf of premises owners in Ohio and Kentucky. Kate also has first chair trial experience and experience handling matters in arbitration.
Kate is a lifelong Kentucky resident and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 2005. Kate is also a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association, Women’s Law, Workers’ Compensation and Tort/Insurance Committees, the Ohio State Bar Association, Kentucky Bar Association, and the Northern Kentucky Bar Association.
Primary Area(s) of Practice
- Insurance Coverage
- Bad Faith Litigation
- Medical Malpractice
- Professional Liability
- Labor & Employment
Supreme Court of Ohio
Supreme Court of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Southern Districts of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Western District of Kentucky
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals