Biography

Kathy has enjoyed a broad range of experiences in the Portland legal community since 1994. With skills developed in banking and accounting, she joined a small general practice. Following completion of her paralegal certificate, she began work as a legal secretary in a midsize firm, where, with encouragement from a senior partner, she became a litigation paralegal focusing in defense of personal injury, toxic tort, and professional liability claims. She was with Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf in 2013 and became a part of the Verrill team when the firms combined.

Kathy supports the Litigation & Trial Group in the areas of Professional Liability & Licensure, Health Care Litigation, Product Liability, and Toxic Torts & Personal Injury Defense from initial assessment through appeal. She assists counsel in all phases of the discovery process, analyzes and summarizes medical records, and interviews witnesses. She enjoys researching expert witness databases, medical issues, and federal, state, and local law. She works with the Litigation & Trial team to prepare for depositions, mediations, panel hearings, and trials. Kathy directs her strong organizational and analytical skills to support the litigators in successfully representing Verrill's clients.

Services/Industries

Education

  • University of Southern Maine  (Paralegal Certificate)
  • University of Southern Maine  (B.S.)

Firm Highlights

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Blog

Maine Solar Boom: Over 1.5GW of Distributed Solar Capacity in the Queue

Matter

Power Purchase Agreements

Represented a New York wind developer in proceedings in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island to obtain regulatory approval of power purchase agreements with utilities in those three states pursuant to their tristate clean energy...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Annual Employment Law Update Materials

On Thursday, January 30, members from Verrill's Employment & Labor group, as well as some from the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation group, conducted a full-day seminar full of employment law related topics that...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. Stay tuned...

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

Matter

Change of Control of Emera Maine

Verrill represented Emera Maine, and its affiliates Chester SVC Partnership and Maine Electric Power Company (the “Utilities”), before the Maine PUC with respect to the Utilities’ request for Commission approval of the change of...

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...