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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Kansas, 1986
    • B.S., University of Kansas, 1983, with distinction
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. Tax Court
    • United States Supreme Court

Kathy Hardee uses her experience as a trial attorney to work with clients to mitigate risks and achieve their business objectives.  She has more than 30 years of experience representing clients on claims relating to products liability, labeling, personal injury, commercial disputes and toxic and mass torts.  Kathy has extensive nationwide trial experience in both state and federal courts and she is a trained mediator.  

Kathy is an author and frequent speaker on risk management.  In her work representing food companies, she combines an in-depth knowledge of the industry with her PCQI (Preventive Control Qualified Individual) and HACCP training to achieve positive and timely outcomes whether before regulators or in the courtroom.

Kathy serves a variety of clients that include:

  • Food industry manufacturers, producers, distributors and retailers
  • Businesses in commercial disputes
  • Manufacturers who have been or could be sued for injuries relating to those products or claims relating to labeling
  • Businesses doing work on a national or international basis
  • Officers and directors
  • Businesses looking to proactively work to minimize their liability risks
  • Transportation carriers and brokers
  • Represented a food manufacturer against claims that their manufacturing processes caused injuries.
  • Represented food additive company against claims their product caused injury. 
  • Assisted in pet food recall. 
  • Assisted in review of proposed FDA regulations and help to analyze whether to lodge public comment.
  • Represented a manufacturer in products liability litigation. 
  • Represented multiple clients in wrongful death cases arising from asbestos exposure. 
  • Represented a sports equipment manufacturer in wrongful death case alleging product defect. 
  • Represented plaintiff in products liability case in which plaintiff was seriously injured by defect in manufacturing machinery. 
  • Ongoing representation of various clients relating to disputes in transportation law.


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