Katherine A.. Wang





2001, B.A., University of Pennsylvania
2006, J.D., Washington University School of Law
2006 - 2007, Law Clerk to the Honorable Matthew D. Carrafiello, Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, Civil Division Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


New Jersey


U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Appellate Practice

Products Liability Defense

Insurance Defense

Personal Injury / Negligence

Katherine Wang focuses her practice on complex product liability defense and appellate practice in the defense of high stakes cases of personal injury and property damage in state and federal litigation across the country.  In this role, Kate works closely with the firm’s trial teams and clients across varied practice areas in developing pre-litigation and litigation strategies in state and federal courts throughout the country.  Kate drives the trial teams’ strategic analysis of potential appellate issues that arise during trial, as well as during pre- and post-trial proceedings.  She plays an integral role in the extensive motion practice involved in bringing cases to trial, as well as the briefing necessary at all stages of a case to ensure legal issues are presented and preserved to ensure the highest chance of success at trial and on appeal.

In addition to her appellate expertise, Kate’s extensive knowledge in complex substantive and procedural areas of law makes her a vital resource for difficult and novel questions facing the firm’s attorneys and clients.  She has briefed a wide variety of topics, including product defect claims, crashworthiness, institutional liability, civil and appellate procedure, contractual disputes, contribution and indemnification issues, class actions, and many other significant legal issues relevant to the firm’s defense of catastrophic loss claims.  Kate regularly keeps the firm and her clients abreast of current and developing legal issues in a variety of areas including legislative action, trending issues of substantive law, and changes to federal and state procedures.

Kate grew up in Massachusetts and Connecticut and now resides with her husband and three children in the suburbs of Philadelphia, but she remains a loyal fan of New England sports teams.

Representative Experience:

  • Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc.
  • Espinoza v. Ford Motor Company
  • Martinez v. American Honda Motor Co.
  • Kostecki v. Omega Flex, Inc.
  • Parr v. Ford Motor Company
  • Miller v. Ford Motor Company
  • Elick v. Ford Motor Company
  • Parola v. Brinker International
  • Mabey Bridge & Shore, Inc. v. Biehler
  • Kiak v. Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Reed v. Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Reznik v. American Honda Motor Co.

  • American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Pennsylvania Association of Defense Counsel

  • Executive Articles Editor for Global Studies Law Review
  • Wiley Rutledge Moot Court Quarterfinalist
  • Environmental Moot Court Executive Board