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Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell Elects New Partner in 2021

Date: 01.05.21

Denver: Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) is proud to announce that Kate Mercer-Lawson has been elected to the partnership, effective January 1, 2021.

Kate has built a robust product liability and personal injury practice involving high-stakes asbestos and stray voltage claims. During her time at WTO, she has taken more than 100 depositions and led witness prep in numerous cases. Kate’s highlights include winning for Foster Wheeler in the Fourth Circuit in multiple asbestos failure-to-warn cases involving the government contractor defense.

Prior to joining WTO in 2015, Kate was a law clerk to the Honorable Jerome A. Holmes in the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Sarah Evans Barker in the Southern District of Indiana. Kate earned her law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Law Review. She also earned her Master of Health Administration from Indiana University’s Fairbanks School of Public Health and her B.A. in Chemistry and Religious Studies from Indiana University.

Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell lawyers have taken more than 1,100 trials and arbitrations to verdict or award and more than 300 appeals to opinion all across the nation, with exceptional results for our clients.

Established in 1998, WTO today numbers 100+ trial lawyers and litigators. The firm represents sophisticated clients in high-stakes civil trials, appeals, and related litigation ranging from complex commercial to class actions to catastrophic torts.

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