Kate Mercer-Lawson
 

Kate Mercer-Lawson defends product liability and personal injury lawsuits involving asbestos and stray voltage claims. In a short time, Kate has gained significant experience taking depositions and preparing witnesses for trial. Her experience includes successful briefings and arguments on a range of matters. Kate’s familiarity with the sciences, and her comfort diving deep to understand the complex issues at play (for instance, in medical causation arguments), help her to develop winning trial themes.

Other Experience

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Summer Associate
Y-ME Indiana Breast Cancer Organization
       Programs Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Advisory Board, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Program
Mentor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Program
Tenth Circuit Historical Society

Teaching Positions

Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Indiana University – Indianapolis (taught courses in judicial politics and criminal law)

Personal Interests

Running, traveling, and mentoring


Kate Mercer-Lawson defends product liability and personal injury lawsuits involving asbestos and stray voltage claims. In a short time, Kate has gained significant experience taking depositions, preparing witnesses for trial, and arguing in court.

Representative Cases
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Other Experience

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Summer Associate
Y-ME Indiana Breast Cancer Organization
       Programs Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Teaching Positions

Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Indiana University – Indianapolis (taught courses in judicial politics and criminal law)

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Advisory Board, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Program
Mentor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Program
Tenth Circuit Historical Society

Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Law Clerk to The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Personal Interests

Running, traveling, and mentoring

Articles/Presentations
  • Tribute to the Late Mary Harter Mitchell, 44 Ind. L. Rev. 657 (2011).
  • The Pitfalls of an Internet Persona: Evidentiary and Privacy Concerns of Online Social Media, 28 Mich. IT Law 9 (2011).
  • Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Evidence Law, 45 Ind. L. Rev. 1147 (2012).
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2011, Faculty Prize, summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, M.H.A., 2012, summa cum laude, Health Administration
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2004, Wells Scholar, summa cum laude, Chemistry and Religious Studies
    Phi Beta Kappa
Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Law Clerk to The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit