Attorney Kathleen Kearney

Kathleen M. Kearney has represented severely injured individuals and families throughout the state of Texas since 2006. Kathleen earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boston College School of Nursing in 2000, a master’s degree in advanced nursing practice from Emory University School of Nursing, and a juris doctor from Suffolk University Law School.  She is also a proud graduate of Trinity High School in Euless, Texas.

Kathleen is licensed as an Attorney and Registered Nurse in Texas, and maintains board certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) and Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner-Primary Care (CPNP-PC). She has been recognized by Super Lawyers every year since 2012, and was named a Texas Top 50 Up & Coming Woman Lawyer in 2018 (Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters).  As a young lawyer, she was also included on the Texas Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 list by The National Trial Lawyers.  In 2023, Kathleen was named one of the Best Motorcycle Accident Lawyers in Dallas by Forbes and a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters for the 5th year in a row.  

Kathleen received the Distinguished Service Award from The American Association of Nurse Attorneys in 2016, and was named Big Sister of the Year for Dallas County’s chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2014. She also served as a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) from 2019 to 2021.

Kathleen currently volunteers for the Dallas Bar Association’s Legal Line and Dallas County Medical Reserve Corps. Every fall, she also donates school supplies and sponors local public high school marching bands including Trinity High School and North Dallas High School. Every spring, Kathleen volunteers to judge the state high school mock trial competition, and attends career day at a public elementary school.

Kathleen is a member of several professional organizations including the The American Association of Nurse Attorneys, American Nurses Association, Texas Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, and Dallas Women Lawyers Association. She is a trustee of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys Foundation and will serve as President of the Board in 2024.  Kathleen is also a past president of the Texas chapter of The American Association of Nurse Attorneys.

Admitted to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas, Kathleen may also appear before the Supreme Court of the United States as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas.

Contact the Kearney Law Firm today for a free phone consultation with registered nurse and attorney Kathleen Kearney. If legal representation is offered, it will be for a contingent fee so there are no upfront attorney's fees, retainers, case expenses, or out-of-pocket legal expenses. Many of Kathleen's former clients' reviews are available on avvo.com

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