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Commercial Litigator
Founding Partner/Trial Attorney
Deans Stepp Law

325 N. Saint Paul St.
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201

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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, and construction litigation.

Prior to founding Deans Stepp Law, LLP with her law partner, Gregory L. Deans, 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.

PUBLISHED ARTICLES
“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

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
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

HONORS & AWARDS
Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (2014-2021)
Top Women Attorneys in Texas by Thomson Reuters (2021)
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Texas (2008-2014)
Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine (2017, 2021)
“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