Katherine Cornell serves as an associate attorney at Blizzard & Nabers, where she spends the majority of her time focusing on nationwide pharmaceutical mass torts and product liability cases, while also pursuing motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, and personal injury claims on behalf of victims.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Grand Valley State University in 2009, and earned her Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in 2012, where she received Dean’s List recognition. While in her home state of Michigan, she worked as a probation officer in the 59th District Court, served as a Law Clerk to Judge F. Kay Behm for The Probate Court For The County of Genesee, and as a Law Clerk for Judge Joseph J. Farah of the 7th Circuit Court. She also worked as a Law Clerk for over two years with Ada Legal Group, primarily focusing on constitutional law. Ms. Cornell worked as an associate at Tracey Law Firm for two years before joining Blizzard & Nabers in 2014.
She is currently licensed to appear before all Texas state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She has appeared pro hac vice in New Jersey and other states.
Ms. Cornell has been named Top Lawyer by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys and Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers. She was also selected as a 2017 Rising Star, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys.
Ms. Cornell serves as a volunteer for the American Red Cross, Rescue Pets Movement, and is a volunteer with JFK Elementary. Although originally from Michigan, Ms. Cornell has made Texas her home, where she lives with her dog, Harley.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- American Bar Association
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Member of the Board of Directors
- Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, Member of the Board of Directors
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- State Bar of Texas
- Texas Bar Association
- Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Publications and Speaking Engagements
- Hernia Mesh: Litigation Update, Harris Martin, 2017
- Building Blocks for Civil Litigation, Texas Women Rainmakers, 2017
- “Experiences as a New Attorney”, University of Houston Pre-law Society, 2013.