Katherine Cornell Honored With Two Awards
Houston-based pharmaceutical litigation and personal injury attorney Katherine Cornell has been selected for inclusion in both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys 10 Best in Client Satisfaction. Membership in the Top 40 Under 40 and 10 Best is by invitation only and is extended exclusively to those trial lawyers practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law. Ms. Cornell was nominated by her peers and selected for inclusion in the category of civil plaintiff law in the Top 40 Under 40 and personal injury in the 10 Best.
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 includes top trial lawyers from each state who are younger than the age of 40. Invitees have superior qualifications, trial results, and a track record of leadership. Selection is based on a multi-phase process that includes peer nominations and third-party research. The group promotes the pursuit of justice for those injured by the negligence of others and public education about the importance of access to courts and the right of trial by jury.
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys only invites attorneys whose exceptional performance has led to the upmost in client satisfaction. Invitees must pass a rigorous selection process based on client and peer nominations and independent research and evaluation by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys.
Ms. Cornell 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. 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 in Michigan. 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 Law PLLC in 2014.
In her spare time, Ms. Cornell serves as a volunteer for Toys for Tots, and she has previously volunteered with organizations such as FEMA and Red Cross as well as working with the homeless veterans of Lansing, Michigan as part of Volunteers of America. She also helped coach her younger sister’s team for the Special Olympics.
Ms. Cornell spends the majority of her time focusing on litigation involving defective and dangerous products, while also pursuing wrongful death and personal injury claims on behalf of victims across the country.