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Kate Mercer-Lawson


P. 303.244.1891 | F. 303.244.1879


Kate Mercer-Lawson defends product liability and personal injury lawsuits involving asbestos and stray voltage claims. Prominent asbestos clients include Michelin, GE, and Foster Wheeler. Kate has argued in court, taken well over 100 asbestos depositionsincluding extremely sensitive ones as SWAT counsel to a national energy companyand prepped many corporate witnesses. Kate is a powerful storyteller who brings a vibrant approach to pattern litigation.  

Kate’s legal practice is bolstered by her background in science, which gives her an edge in understanding the complex issues her clients face. She also excels at triaging new and complicated cases, often uncovering vital information to develop winning arguments. 


Publications & Speaking Engagements


  • Presenter, "Preparing Your Expert for Direct and Cross Examination at Trial," 2023 DRI Asbestos Medicine Seminar (November 16, 2023).
  • Presenter, "The Electrical Products Defense: ‘Shockingly' Simple," 2022 Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar, (June 24, 2022).
  • Presenter, "How to Prepare Your Corporate Witness on Knowledge of Asbestos Hazards," 2022 Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar, (June 24, 2022).


  • Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Evidence Law, 45 Ind. L. Rev. 1147, (2012).
  • The Pitfalls of an Internet Persona: Evidentiary and Privacy Concerns of Online Social Media, 28 Mich. IT Law 9, (2011).
  • Tribute to the Late Mary Harter Mitchell, 44 Ind. L. Rev. 657, (2011).

Other Experience

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

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)
    Engagement & Retention Chair, Toxic Torts & Hazardous Substances Committee
Colorado Rising Stars
     Personal Injury - Products Defense, 2021
The Best Lawyers in America
    Ones to Watch - Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, 2022-2024
    Ones to Watch - Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2024
Advisory Board, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Program
Mentor, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Professional Mentoring Program
Law School...Yes We Can!
    Mentor, 2022
Tenth Circuit Historical Society
Defense Research Institute
    Vice Chair of Membership for DRI's Products Committee -- Steering Committee 
    Chair of the Newsletter for DRI's Products Liability Committee
    Author for the Tenth Circuit, 2021-2022 Product Liability Case Law Update 
    Asbestos Medicine Seminar Steering Committee
    Talc Litigation Seminar Steering Committee
American Bar Association's Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
    Volunteer Attorney Screener

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Girls on the Run of the Rockies
    Associate Board Member

Teaching Positions

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

Personal Interests

Running, traveling, and mentoring

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