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Education

  • 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 focuses her practice on complex commercial matters, civil rights litigation, defense of claims of professional malpractice, and employment litigation defense. She has handled litigated real estate matters including lease disputes, tax assessments and appeals, intellectual property, products liability, 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
    • Elected Member of Judiciary Committee
    • Selected Member of Nominating Committee (2016)
    • Serve on Ad-Hoc Committees of Women in the Law Division
  • Pennsylvania Council of Mediators, Member
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association, President, Board of Directors
    • Volunteer attorney and mentor with NLSA’s PFA Program
  • Pittsburgh Pro Bono Partnership Administrative Board, Immediate Past President
    • Coordinator of Criminal Records Expungement Project
    • Volunteer attorney with Custody Conciliation Project
  • Allegheny County Bar Foundation, Fellow (Class of 2009) and Sustaining Fellow (Class of 2013)
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, Kanawha County WV Chapter, Member

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 now lives in Fox Chapel with her husband and two children.  She volunteers at her children’s school, serving on a grant committee; in addition, she is the volunteer coordinator for the Killer Whales Swim Team and is active with the Flying Fish Heads Masters Swimming Group.  She also cheers on her kids in hockey, lacrosse, swimming, soccer, cross country, orchestra and track.

  • 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 or privileges investigations.
  • Advise health care providers on scope and application of privacy policies and procedures, HIPAA compliance, medical staff peer review and staff peer disputes, data privacy protection, and electronic records.
  • J.D., Duquesne University School of Law, 1998
  • B.S., James Madison University, 1995
  • Featured in “Making a Difference” spotlight by Pennsylvania Bar Association, November 2012.
  • Highlighted in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Community Voices segment, January 2013.
  • Invited panel member to discuss pro bono collaborations at LSC Board of Directors Meeting, October 2013, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Panelist at the 2014 ABA Equal Justice Conference in Portland, OR.
  • “Section 1983 Litigation: Civil rights and attorney’s fees under Section 1988,” hosted by PBI, November 2015.
  • Capstone Skills Civil Litigation Classes at Duquesne Law School, Spring 2016.
  • Keynote speaker at Duquesne Law School networking event, Spring 2016.
  • First recipient of inaugural Kathryn M. Kenyon Pro Bono Leadership Award created by the ACBA and ACBF, 2015
  • Selected to the 2014 and 2015 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® List
  • Outstanding Achievement Award by Duquesne Law School Alumni Association, 2013
  • Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award, 2013
  • Selected to the 2005-2008 and 2010-2013 Pennsylvania Rising Stars
  • Unsung Hero, The 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