Katie is a litigation attorney who focuses on product liability cases. Katie has represented clients in the tobacco, heating and cooling, and medical industries.

Her experience covers all aspects of discovery and trial preparation, including discovery, motion practice, depositions and trial. Her practice particularly focuses on developing medical and scientific defenses and preparing expert witnesses for deposition and trial. She works with expert witnesses to present complex scientific defenses to juries in an understandable and persuasive manner. Her work involves preparing experts in a wide range of medical specialties, including cardiology, neurology, oncology, pulmonology and radiology.

Katie has also been a member of trial teams representing RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in multiple Engle progeny personal injury and wrongful death jury trials.

    Experience

    Any result the lawyer or law firm may have achieved on behalf of clients in other matters does not necessarily indicate similar results can be obtained for other clients.

    • Prepared multiple defense medical experts to testify at deposition and jury trial in a smoking and health issues case that resulted in a defense verdict.
    • Assisted RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company in analyzing and developing medical defenses in dozens of personal injury and wrongful death cases in multiple state and federal courts.
    • Defended a multi-state heating and air company in a negligence and breach of contract action related to an HVAC installation.
    • Defended large New York City private and public hospitals, as well as individual physicians, in medical malpractice litigation.

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    Contact information

    +1 919.755.2171
    katherine.zimmerman@wbd-us.com
    +1 919.755.6761

    Bar admissions

    2013, North Carolina

    2011, New York

    Admitted to practice before the US District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina