Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas – J.D.
University of Mary-Hardin Baylor – B.A. ( Cum Laude)
Kathryn L. Knotts is a Bryan-based personal injury attorney dedicated to improving the lives of her clients.
Kathryn was 9 years old when she acted in her school production of “Santa Claus on Trial”. It was at this point that she knew she wanted to be an attorney. That ambition stayed with her throughout her academic career, she began noticing inequality in her community. Kathryn applied to the Baylor University of School Law with dreams of becoming an attorney who could help injured persons. She knew that she wanted to fight for clients to ensure they were treated fairly and not taken advantage by a system and industry that did not have their best interest at heart.
After she graduated from law school, Kathryn immediately set to work helping those in her community. She started at The Carlson Law Firm the Monday after she passed the Texas State Bar in February 2005. She has spent her career successfully representing clients in car collisions, premises liability and personal injury cases.
Clients who walk into Kathryn’s office know immediately that she will fight tirelessly on their behalf. Because she cares so deeply about her clients, she strives to obtain the absolute best recovery for them and help them put the pieces back together after suffering an injury. Additionally, clients appreciate her creativity and thorough investigations to identify what could have prevented client injuries. In premises liability cases, she works to ensure that companies make the necessary corrections to prevent injuries from happening to others.
Kathryn is a graduate of Baylor University School of Law and earned her B.A. at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. She is licensed to practice in all Texas courts and the US Southern District.
She belongs to several professional associations including the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA), State Bar of Texas, Texas Young Lawyer Association, Texas Trial Lawyer Association, Brazos County Bar Association, and the Leadership Brazos Alumni Association.
Kathryn has won several awards and recognition for her outstanding legal work. Her awards include the 2014 American Business Women’s Association Houston Area Council Shining Star, 2018 Leading Woman Express Top Ten Candidate, 2018 American Business Women’s Association Top Ten and the 2018 American Businesswoman of the Year. She speaks at ABWA Leagues across the country and enjoys inspiring and motivating other businesswomen. Kathryn also serves as a Director for the American Business Women’s Foundation, which seeks to enlighten, empower, and equip women to achieve parity with an emphasis on opportunity and pay equity in the workplace.
Kathryn was also named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2019 and 2020.
When she isn’t in the office, Kathryn is the proud mother of a little boy. Naturally, her hobbies involve playing with hot wheels, trucks, superheroes, and reading children’s books. She can recite “Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes” by memory. In addition, in July 2021, Kathryn was sworn in as a member of the North Zulch ISD School Board.
Although she rarely cooks or bakes, she has an extensive collection of cookbooks. She uses her free time with her health and wellness business where she enjoys helping others become healthy from the inside out. She is an active member of Normangee United Methodist Church and serves on the board of trustees.
Memberships and Recognitions
HONORS AND AWARDS
2018 Top Ten Candidate – American Business Women’s Association
2018 American Business Woman of ABWA
American Business Women’s Association – Central Texas Women’s Hall of Fame
Leading Women Express Network Woman of the Year
Super Lawyers “Rising Star” 2019
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Business Women’s Association, Member
State Bar of Texas, Member
Texas Young Lawyers Association, Member
Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Brazos County Bar Association, Member
Leadership Brazos Alumni Association
North Zulch ISD School Board Member