Attorneys

Katherine Lacy Crosby Brian F. Haara Dustin E. Meek Jon Salomon David Tachau Melissa M. Whitehead
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Katherine Lacy Crosby

Member

office:
(502) 238-9908
email:
kcrosby@tachaulaw.com

After graduation from law school, Kate served as a federal law clerk at both the trial court and appellate levels.

Kate joined Tachau Meek in 2009, and litigates cases in state and federal courts.  She represents individuals and businesses, plaintiffs and defendants.  She has experience in a variety of matters involving employment discrimination, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage disputes, lender liability, employment severance agreements, non-compete provisions and commission and fee disputes.  Kate has represented clients in both state and federal jury trials.

Recognitions

Kentucky Super Lawyers® Rising Stars, 2013-2017

Education

Kate received her undergraduate degree from Centre College (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa 2002), and her law school degree from the University of Michigan Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2007).

Court Admissions

Kate is admitted to the Kentucky bar (2007), and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the Southern District of Indiana.

Work Highlights

Kate litigates cases in state and federal courts.  She represents individuals and businesses, plaintiffs and defendants.  She has experience in a variety of matters involving employment discrimination, breach of fiduciary duty, insurance coverage disputes, lender liability, employment severance agreements, non-compete provisions and commission and fee disputes.  Kate has represented clients in both state and federal jury trials.

Recent highlights of Kate’s practice include:

•  Assisting in the prosecution of a commercial real estate broker’s claim for unpaid lease renewal commissions; 

•  Successfully obtaining dismissal of a federal lawsuit seeking to deny insurance coverage to property owners;

•  Securing favorable judgment in federal court on behalf of a business wrongfully deprived of payments through a breach of contract;

•  Negotiating numerous settlements on behalf of both employees and employers in employment disputes;

•  Successfully and efficiently resolving discrimination claims against a local branch of a national bank; and

•  Obtaining reversal through administrative appeal of an erroneous ruling by a state agency.

Community and Personal Activities

Kate currently serves as the president for the Louisville area members of the Kentucky Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society (ACS).  In that role, she has organized several recent Continuing Legal Education Programs covering topics including the separation of church and state, campaign finance regulations, gun control and a review of significant cases from the United States Supreme Court 2012 term.  Through ACS, Kate has also coordinated a panel discussion on clerkships for law students at the University of Louisville.  Kate also serves as a law student mentor through the Women’s Law Caucus Mentor Program, and she recently completed a term as an associate in the Louis D. Brandeis American Inn of Court.  She has also served as a mentor to participants in the Bulldogs in the Bluegrass, an internship program for Yale undergraduate students spending a summer working in Louisville.

Kate is married and has two young children.