Katherine Compton


Katherine Compton is a seasoned trial lawyer who focuses her trial practice in complex commercial litigation and catastrophic injury. With her vast experience, Katherine adeptly handles intricate legal disputes such as trademark infringement, trade secret theft, franchise matters, banking disputes, corporate issues, non-compete agreements, class actions, personal injury/wrongful death cases, and various other types of commercial litigation. Throughout her career, she has successfully obtained over 50 temporary restraining orders, has skillfully managed numerous trials, and served as a partner at an esteemed AmLaw100 Law Firm. What sets Katherine apart is her unwavering dedication to her clients’ needs, whether they want to stand on principle and proceed to trial or prefer an early settlement.

Representative Experience

  • Defense verdict at the conclusion of a two-week trial in Houston Federal Court in product liability case
  • Represent partnership and two partners in highly contentious dispute with heirs of third, deceased partner,  through two-week trial and appeal in Dallas district court
  • Defend IT company in breach of contract, negligence and Deceptive Trade Practices Claim in Fort Worth District Court
  • Defend large contractor in Dallas Crane Collapse case in front of Judge Bellan, County Court at Law No. 2
  • Defendant large contractor in wrongful death action in front of Judge Bellan, County Court at Law No. 2
  • Prevailed in a TUFTA injunction hearing
  • Representing client in Federal Carmack Amendment Litigation
  • Lead counsel in multiparty securities fraud/defamation litigation in Dallas state court
  • Obtained permanent injunction against former employee and competitor in Corpus Christi (Nueces County District Court) in trade secrets and non-compete litigation
  • Successfully obtain temporary restraining order for corporate lessee to regain access to historical premises in downtown Dallas to finish out improvements against prominent local developer who was the new Lessor
  • Represent corporate minority shareholder in dispute with corporation and shareholders for breach of fiduciary duty and fraud
  • Represent trucking company and truck driver in two week wrongful death trial against “reptile” plaintiff’s counsel
  • Represent largest apartment management company in the UnitedStates in trademark infringement dispute
  • Defend attorney in legal malpractice litigation
  • Represent corporate client in all its litigation matters
  • Defend hotel in premises liability and respondeat superior litigation in Dallas
  • Represent The Acushnet Company against retailers and wholesalers counterfeiting Titleist Pro V1 golf balls in multi-million dollar trademark infringement lawsuits across the country
  • Represent Cartier International B.V. and Montblanc-Simplo Gmbh in trademark infringement action related to counterfeit Montblanc and Cartier watches
  • Represent PRL USA Holdings, Inc. in multimillion-dollar trademark infringement lawsuit against numerous defendants for selling counterfeit Polo and Chaps shirts
  • Represent Liz Claiborne, Inc. against a Dallas-based public company in multimillion-dollar trademark infringement litigation involving alleged counterfeit Monet Jewelry – obtained temporary restraining order against all Defendants in lawsuit
  • Defend board of directors of Marketing Specialists in multimillion-dollar litigation brought by trustee of Marketing Specialists, Inc. against Mary Kay, Inc., board of directors and officers of MarketingSpecialists, Inc.
  • Defend board of directors of Horizon Pharmacies, Inc. in litigation brought by trustee of Horizon Pharmacies, Inc.
  • Represent Hitachi Data Systems Corporation in contract dispute
  • Defend AT&T Corp. in multimillion-dollar trade secret litigation
  • Complex class action real estate litigation related to development of141 acres in Elm Creek Subdivision in San Antonio, Texas
  • Work with team of lawyers in antitrust Litigation brought by KineticConcepts, Inc. v. Hillrom, Inc. in highly publicized successful multimillion-dollar verdict
  • Successfully defended class action securities fraud litigation against public restaurant chain
  • Successfully defended class action securities fraud litigation against public computer company
  • Highly acrimonious slander litigation arising out of a divorce and adulterous relationship involving high-profile professionals
  • Handle all lawsuits and business legal matters for Peak CapitalCorporation, an automobile finance corporation
  • Successfully defended products liability case for Hitachi PowerTools, USA
  • Successfully defended Smith & Nephew, Inc., world’s largest orthopedic supply company in civil rights lawsuit: Won summary judgment in Federal Court

Licensed In

  • Texas


  • J.D. St. Mary’s University School of Law
  • M.A. University of North Texas
  • B.A.University of North Texas


  • Rated AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • National Association of Women Lawyers – Outstanding Member 2010
  • 8-time Ironman Triathlon Finisher

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter – Dallas Bar Association March 2015, March 2014 – ClassActions – Primer and Update


  • Author, Texas Bar Journal – Year in Review – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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