Katie Pritchard

Partner

BIOGRAPHY

Katie M. Pritchard is a partner in Foley Mansfield’s Edwardsville office, where she focuses her practice in toxic tort, mass tort, construction and employment litigation defense.

Katie’s practice has been devoted to representing corporations, owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors, engineers, architects and suppliers on both public and private works of improvement in a wide variety of matters from project inception through trial. She has also handled litigation matters for municipalities and cities in employment matters involving contract disputes.

During law school, Katie clerked for a national litigation firm where she gained experienced in products liability litigation, including pharmaceutical defense. She also served as an Editor of the St. Louis University Law Journal.


REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

Represented a valve manufacturing corporation in connection with a personal injury action involving allegations of asbestos exposure to products acquired from a third-party manufacturer in another state. Obtained a dismissal on behalf of the client, for lack of personal jurisdiction in an asbestos personal injury action filed in Madison County, Illinois. This decision is an important contribution to the continually evolving personal jurisdiction landscape in Illinois and throughout the country. The decision further limits the reach of specific jurisdiction for products liability actions in Illinois brought against non-resident defendants and clarifies that the activities of a third-party in the state are insufficient for specific jurisdiction, where the cause of action arises in another state.


AWARDS

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch®, 2022-2023 Illinois Rising Star®, 2019 - 2022 Missouri Rising Star®, 2017- 2018

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  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  •  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Toxic Tort / Mass Tort
  • St. Louis University School of Law, 2013, JD - magna cum laude, Dean's Honor Scholar; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2009, BA, Political Science - summa cum laude
  • American Bar Association
  •  Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Bar Association

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