Kathy Arline Associate




Kathy Arline has several years of experience in the insurance industry handling complex coverage and liability issues as well as personal injury, casualty and property loss claims. Her insurance experience reinforces her understanding of insurers’ requirements so she is able to provide responsive service with cost-effective results to her clients. Kathy is a civil litigator skilled in arbitration, mediation, alternative dispute resolution and negotiating settlements. She has more than 14 years of business experience, including retail management, project management/engineering, and insurance.  Her multidisciplinary background gives her a keen insight into the inner workings and the dynamics of a business.  Kathy offers clients a unique skill set and business-focused perspective to assist in advancing their legal objectives.

While in law school, Kathy was a member of the Corporate and Securities Litigation Group, and volunteered at Three Rivers Legal Services Clinic. She received a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Work. Kathy served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Bernard C. Silver at the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit.

Areas of Focus

Complex Tort & General Casualty
Kathy has extensive experience with claims involving uninsured motorists, personal injury protection, automobile and trucking accidents, slip and falls, and other general premises liability claims.

Kathy handles cases involving liquor liability, negligent security and premises liability among other issues, for hotels, restaurants, resorts, outdoor recreational companies, golf courses and country clubs, condominiums and timeshares.

Professional Liability
Kathy’s practice emphasizes litigation and defense of various professional liability matters. She has defended attorneys in professional liability cases.

Lawyers’ Liability
Kathy handles lawsuits against lawyers and law firms.

Product Liability
Kathy has handled a range of product liability cases, including claims concerning tires, industrial equipment, food products, electronics equipment and retail products such as toys.

Premises Liability
Kathy handles premises liability cases for a number of restaurants, hotels and retail stores. Other clients may include owners, developers, contractors and their insurers.

Trucking, Transportation and Cargo
Kathy represents trucking companies in lawsuits ranging from simple to more complicated personal injury losses or wrongful death cases.

Representative Matters

Obtained summary judgment in favor of a probate lawyer in a legal malpractice action involving the drafting of wills.

Obtained a defense verdict in an alleged food poisoning case involving sushi sold at a supermarket; plaintiff was claiming permanent injuries.

Obtained a defense verdict in a wrongful death claim despite defending a 19-year-old driver of a jeep with oversized tires who admittedly drank alcohol just before driving home after midnight on New Year’s Eve.

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