Kathryn M. Kenyon


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  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law
  • B.S., James Madison University

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Katie Kenyon concentrates her practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation and civil rights litigation, professional malpractice, and product liability matters. She has handled litigated real estate matters including lease disputes, tax assessments and appeals, intellectual property, bad faith, and insurance coverage, among other disciplines.  She has a broad range of litigation experience through which she has gained executive areas of expertise in strategic case planning, legal/ethical recommendations, personnel management, business planning, and policy guidance.  She has a proactive approach to planning workflow, managing resources, and devising strategies with solid decision-making and critical thinking skills. Katie is an appointed Mediator, Arbitrator, and Early Neutral Evaluator with the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Professional/Community Involvement

  • Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, Hearing Committee Member
  • Allegheny County Bar Association, Member
    • Elected Member of Judiciary Committee (2014-2017, 2019-present)
    • Selected Member of Nominating Committee (2016)
    • Served on Ad-Hoc Committees of Women in the Law Division
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Member
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, Past President, Board of Directors
  • Volunteer attorney and mentor with NLSA’s PFA Program
  • Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Administrative Board, Past President
    • Coordinator of Criminal Records Expungement Project
    • Volunteer attorney with Custody Conciliation and Landlord Tenant Hotline Projects
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow (Class of 2009), Sustaining Fellow (Class of 2013), Patron Fellow (Class of 2016)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Kanawha County WV Chapter, Member
  • International Association Defense Counsel, Vice Chair of Publications, Social Justice and Pro Bono Committee

Additional Information

Katie grew up in Delaware but met her husband in law school and has been in Pittsburgh since 1995.  After many years in Squirrel Hill, she lives in Fox Chapel with her husband and two children.  She is active with the Flying Fish Heads Masters Swim Team and volunteers at Fox Chapel Area High School.

  • Represent companies in disputes involving the development of natural gas and other natural resources.
  • Defend health care providers in correctional environments in federal and state civil rights litigation and licensing investigations.
    • Ball v. Famiglio, 726 F.3d 448 (3rd Cir. 2013)
    • Brightwell v. Lehman, 637 F.3d 187 (3rd Cir. 2011)
  • Represent and consult with employers in discrimination and Title VII claims, including Whistleblower and Department of Justice claims.
  • Defend health care providers and institutions (including physicians, nurses, surgeons, physician assistants, nursing homes, hospitals, medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, physician practice groups, and other related businesses) in litigation and in front of licensing boards and administrative bodies concerning privacy, credentialing and other investigations.
  • Advise health care providers and institutions on scope and application of privacy policies and procedures, HIPAA compliance, peer review, peer disputes, and data privacy protection.
  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1998
  • B.S., James Madison University, 1995
  • The Pros of a Pro Bono Culture – IADC Committee Newsletter, September 2019.
  • Keynote speaker at Duquesne Law School networking event, Spring 2016 and Fall 2017.
  • Capstone Skills Civil Litigation Classes at Duquesne Law School, Spring 2016 and Fall 2017.
  • “Section 1983 Litigation: Civil rights and attorney’s fees under Section 1988,” hosted by PBI, November 2015.
  • Panelist at the 2014 ABA Equal Justice Conference in Portland, OR.
  • Invited panel member to discuss pro bono collaborations at LSC Board of Directors Meeting, October 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Highlighted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Community Voices segment, January 2013.
  • Featured in “Making a Difference” spotlight by Pennsylvania Bar Association, November 2012.
  • Duquesne Law School of Public Interest Law Alumni Award, 2019
  • First recipient of inaugural Kathryn M. Kenyon Pro Bono Leadership Award created by the ACBA and ACBF, 2015
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list – 2014 – 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement Award by Duquesne Law School Alumni Association, 2013
  • Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award, 2013
  • Selected to the Pennsylvania Rising Stars list – 2005-2008, 2010-2013
  • Unsung Hero, Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, 2012
  • Lawyer on the Fast Track, Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia, 2010
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, ACBA, 2008
  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, ACBA Pro Bono Award, 2000