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Katherine H. Stepp

Katherine H. Stepp

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Katherine H. Stepp represents a national clientele of plaintiffs and defendants in complex civil litigation matters. Stepp has been recognized for her work by Thomson Reuters, D Magazine, and others.

Stepp's practice is primarily focused on toxic tort, commercial litigation, premises liability, product liability, catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, oil & gas litigation, and employment litigation.

Previously, Stepp practiced with Deans & Lyons and at the Dallas office of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons. Stepp has considerable trial experience in both bench and jury trial settings. She is active in several legal and business organizations in the Dallas area.


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 2004
  • Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, Hawaii
    • B.A. - 2000
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Major: Political and Historical Studies

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association, Bar None Production Company Committee
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Institute for Energy Law, Advisory Board Member
  • The Trinity Trust Society
  • Dallas Bar Association, Mock Trial Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Peer Assistance Committee
  • Dallas Bar Association, Energy Law Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section , Member
  • Dallas Bar Association, Trial Skills Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Practice Areas

  • Appeals
  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Wrongful Death


  • Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2014-2022)
  • Top Women Attorneys in Texas by Thomson Reuters (2021)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Texas (2008-2014)
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2017, 2021, 2022)
  • "Master Advocate" Award, SMU
  • Chief in Criminal Defense Clinic, SMU
  • Executive Director of Moot Court Board, SMU
  • Interscholastic Director of Board of Advocates, SMU
  • Programs Director of Student Bar Association, SMU (2001)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class (2008)
  • Higginbotham American Inn of Courts (2007-2008)
  • Invitation to Speak at the SMU Geothermal Energy Utilization Associated with Oil & Gas Development Conference: Presenting on "Texas Precedence Regarding Trespass by Fracture, Rule of Capture & its Effect on the Geothermal Industry" (2009-Present)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation Fellows

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

Published Works

  • "Geothermal, Trespass and the Rule of Capture-A 'Hot' Topic", The Energy Law Advisor, The Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, Volume 3, No. 2-July 2009.
  • Character Evidence, Subsequent Remedial Measures, and Offers of Settlement, University of Houston CLE Program, 2008

Current Employment Position

  • Founding Partner