With more than 40 jury trials, many of them serving as first chair, Kathryn Alsobrook is a skilled litigator who knows how to secure a win for her clients in front of judges and juries. In addition to her trial experience, Katy is equally skilled at helping clients form strategic plans to understand the complex web of labor and employment law.
In her practice, Katy defends personal injury, and discrimination claims, focusing in the areas of transportation, labor and employment, and insurance defense.
Katy has significant experience defending lawsuits alleging claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, civil rights violations and employment related claims. She advises clients on pre-litigation employment matters, including disciplinary matters, hiring practices and workplace investigations. Katy also conducts and defends depositions of lawsuit parties, potential witnesses and corporate representatives. Katy’s experience makes her uniquely suited to provide neutral, independent investigations into allegations of discrimination in the workplace or in educational institutions. She provides unbiased, comprehensive and legally-compliant reports documenting the investigation’s findings.
Prior to joining the firm, Katy served as an attorney at a full-service education law firm in Kansas City. While there, she was an integral member of the litigation team, representing school district clients in court and advising clients regarding pre-litigation matters. Katy also served as an attorney at two regional law firms, one of which is an Am Law 200 firm, representing clients in the area of transportation litigation. In addition, she was a criminal prosecutor in the Special Victims Unit of the Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Caldwell County District Attorney’s Office in Texas, where she prosecuted sexual crimes and crimes against children. She also uses her experience at the Texas Workforce Commission to help employers identify and prevent workplace claims.
While attending law school, Katy received a Pro Bono Service Certificate for her dedication to community and pro bono legal services. She also participates in the Volunteer Attorney Project (VAP), is a volunteer guardian ad litem for CASA of Jackson County, and volunteers for KCMBA’s Military Matters program.
Katy is licensed to practice in Kansas, Missouri and Texas.
- Represents and advocates for clients in court, defending a multitude of claims from catastrophic personal injury, to claims of workplace discrimination or discrimination in a place of public accommodation.
- Guides clients through all stages of litigation from the moment a claim is filed until a successful resolution is reached.
- Uses experience as a prosecutor to assist clients who are facing the legal system for the first time, serving as an advocate and keeping them informed during each phase of the case.
- Advises employers regarding pre-litigation matters, including everything from policy violations and discipline to hiring/firing decisions, and employee handbook reviews, with the aim of avoiding lawsuits.
- Skilled at handling all phases of pretrial litigation, including motions practice, witness preparation, jury selection, discovery, and examination of lay and expert witnesses.
- Society for Human Resource Management
- Society for Human Resource Management of Greater Kansas City
- Association for Women Lawyers of Greater Kansas City
- Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
- The Missouri Bar
- Kansas Bar Association
The Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, Labor & Employment Litigation, 2022
- Connections to Success, Young Professional Board, Co-Chair
- Military Matters, volunteer attorney
- Volunteer Attorney Program
- Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Jackson County, volunteer guardian ad litem
- St. Mary’s School of Law, J.D., 2007
- University of Kansas, B.A., Political Science and History, 2002