Kathi Simpson is a civil litigator with a broad practice. Her first job out of law school was with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office where she was an appellate attorney and then a drug & homicide prosecutor. After seven years, she left the DA’s Office to join a Pittsburgh law firm and embarked on a career in civil practice. She came to Harrisburg in 1999 when her husband, Barry, became the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.
During her career, Kathi has been selected for membership in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County. She has been honored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association for her service as Chair of its Professional Liability Committee and the Federal Practice Committee. She has also been named as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer and has been similarly recognized by several local publications.
Kathi is a former president of the William W. Lipsitt Chapter of the American Inns of Court where she continues to serve on its executive committee. A frequent presenter of continuing legal education programs for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the National Business Institute, Kathi has spoken on topics including lawyers’ professional liability, employment law, and the right-to-know law.
Kathi and Barry have two children and four grandchildren. Her hobbies include dog training, at which she confesses (and her two dogs and grand dog will attest) she is mediocre at best. She also enjoys reading and gardening.