Adjunct Professor of Law
Partner, Morgan & Morgan
Kathryn Barnett is managing partner of Morgan & Morgan’s Nashville office, where she focuses on representing consumers in cases involving insurance companies and corporations. In 2018, Professor Barnett represented a family at trial against a multi-billion-dollar corporation in a wrongful death case, winning a $13.5 million jury verdict. She has obtained many other verdicts and settlements that exceed $1 million for her clients, including a $26 million jury verdict in a wrongful death case and an $8 million arbitration award for an entrepreneur wronged by its former partner. Barnett also served as lead trial counsel in two class action trials in the Multidistrict Litigation lawsuit arising from the mishandling of remains at Tri-State Crematory. These cases settled well into both trials for combined judgments of over $120 million. She also served as lead counsel in a class action against the Georgia Farm Bureau regarding insurance coverage, which resulted in an $18 million settlement. Barnett is a member of the executive Committee of the Harry Phillips American Inn of Court, as well as a former president of the Nashville Lawyers’ Association for Women, former first vice president of the Nashville Bar Association, former vice president of the Tennessee Association for Justice, and former chair of the Tennessee Judicial Conference’s Bench/Bar Committee. She is admitted to practice in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the 6th and 11th circuits and all Tennessee federal district courts.