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Abernethy, Kathryn F.

92 Cornerstone Drive#158Cary, NC 27519

Updated: 03/12/2017


Kathryn F. (Taylor) Abernethy has extensive experience in State and Federal courts, arbitration, mediation, administrative actions, and civil appeals. Licensed in both North Carolina and Illinois, Ms. Abernethy was named an "Illinois Rising Star" by SuperLawyers Magazine (a publication of Key Media) in both 2010 and 2011. Her previous clients include Fortune 50 companies, private equity firms, advocacy groups and individuals, and she has litigated cases across the United States...


Office Info

Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation
  • Civil Rights
  • Fraud
  • Insurance
  • Medical Devices
  • Product Liability


  • 90%


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2001
  • North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2015
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2012 - Present (member)
  • American Bar Association, 2002 - Present (member)


  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2010 - 2011
  • 2014 Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, E-Discovery, Campbell University’s Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, 2017 - Present

Past Positions

  • K&L Gates LLP, Of Counsel, 2011 - 2017
  • Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Associate/Partner, 2001 - 2011


  • Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
    Honors: Order of the Coif
    Law Review: Washington University Law Quarterly, Articles Editor, 2000 - 2001
  • Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri, 1995
    Major: History

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Kappa Alpha Theta



  • SuperLawyers Rising Star, 2010 - 2011
  • 2014 Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays

Office Information


92 Cornerstone Drive#158Cary, NC 27519


Offers Free Initial Consultation


Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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92 Cornerstone Drive#158Cary, NC 27519