Katie A. Killion is a 2002 cum laude graduate of West Virginia University, where she earned her B.A. in political science and philosophy. She is a 2005 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law.
She is currently admitted to practice law in the State of Pennsylvania, as well as the Federal District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
She is an active member of the American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Allegheny County Bar Association, and Pennsylvania Association for Justice. She was appointed and has served over 10 years on the Court of Common Pleas Arbitration Rules Committee. In 2020, she was selected to serve on the publications committee for the ACBA Law Journal. She is also a member of and serves as treasurer on the Executive Board for the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
In 2017 and 2021, she was elected to serve three-year terms on the Judiciary Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association. This is the only committee in Allegheny County that is authorized to consider and rate the qualifications judicial candidates.
In 2017, Katie was inducted as a fellow in the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County, an invitation-only group of the Bar’s most experienced and proficient litigators. Katie serves as first chair of the 2021/2022 Academy Mock Trial Competition and also served on the Diversity Committee and Academy Membership Committee in 2020 and 2021.
Katie was selected as a 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 Pennsylvania “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers organization. Only attorneys that have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement are selected as Rising Star Super Lawyers. Rising Stars represent 2.5% of the outstanding emerging lawyers in Pennsylvania who are age 40 or under or have been practicing for 10 years or less. More recently, Katie was selected as a 2020 and 2021 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer. Katie was also invited to join the Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, and she was nominated as one of the “10 Best” Attorneys for Pennsylvania by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. Most notably, she was invited to be a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Only attorneys that have reached a trial verdict and/or settlement in excess of $2 million are invited to join.
In 2014, Katie obtained the highest verdict in the state of Pennsylvania for an auto case that was tried to verdict. The verdict was in excess of $15 million.
Her areas of practice include general litigation for both plaintiffs and defendants, personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, civil rights, and dram shop liability.