Kathryn A. Regier, Counsel with Sandberg Phoenix, has defended companies in matters involving fires, explosions, carbon monoxide exposure and other product or services-related incidents in fatality, serious injury and high-dollar property damages cases across the country. Kathryn also has extensive experience in other litigation matters including defending manufacturers of various products used in commercial, residential and recreational settings. In addition to defending companies in litigation matters, she consults with companies and industry associations on warning, training and safety measures as part of risk management efforts designed to reduce the likelihood of incidents and related service issues that could lead to litigation.
Recognized for the depth and breadth of her litigation experience and interest in risk management efforts as an integral part of safety measures and overall business planning, she has often been asked to present seminar topics on civil litigation, risk management and alternative dispute resolution issues.
Prior to joining Sandberg Phoenix, Kathryn developed extensive civil litigation experience in other areas including defending companies and governmental entities in personal injury, contract, employment, civil rights, product liability, premises liability and other insurance defense matters while working with other large Kansas City area law firms.
She has taken legal matters from the initial stages of litigation through discovery, successful summary judgment motions and on to the appellate level, including arguing before the Kansas Supreme Court, the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District and the California Fifth District Court of Appeals. Kathryn was also an Adjunct Professor at Johnson County Community College for the Legal Studies Program from 2003-2013 (ABA-approved program).
Defense Research Institute, Product Liability Committee, Chair
Defense Research Institute, Fire Science & Litigation Committee
Defense Research Institute, Women in the Law Committee, Chair
J.D., University of Kansas
Articles Editor for the Kansas Law Review
Participated in a judicial clerkship clinic program with the Kansas Court of Appeals for two semesters and had summer clerkships with Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and the McCormick Barstow law firm in Fresno, California.
B.S. in Education with Distinction, Benedictine College, University of Kansas
Kathryn was a judicial clerkship clinic program with the Kansas Court of Appeals for two semesters and had summer clerkships with Phillips Petroleum in Bartlesville, OK and the McCormick Barstow law firm in Fresno, CA.