Kathy Ann Lee, Esq.

Kathy Ann Lee, Esq.

Kathy Ann Lee is a part­ner with Cline Far­rell Christie & Lee. Before being admit­ted to the Indi­ana bar in 1987, Kathy worked as a nurse. It was her pas­sion and care for patients that drew her to prac­tic­ing law, and she main­tains her nurs­ing license to this day. In 2007, she was admit­ted to the Okla­homa bar. Kathy has also been admit­ted to prac­tice before the U.S. Dis­trict Court, North­ern and South­ern Dis­tricts of Indi­ana, and the U.S. Court of Fed­eral Claims, and is one of the few attor­neys admit­ted to the vac­cine court.

Prac­tice Area Focus

Kathy focuses her prac­tice on med­ical mal­prac­tice issues includ­ing nurs­ing neg­li­gence, nurs­ing home neg­li­gence, med­ical prod­uct lia­bil­ity, phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal lia­bil­ity, per­sonal injury, wrong­ful death, toxic torts, vagi­nal mesh cases, and Mor­cel­la­tor cases.

Meet Kathy

Education
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity School of Nurs­ing, A.A.,1978
  • Mar­ian Col­lege, B.S. in Nurs­ing, 1983
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, J.D., 1987
  • Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity, L.L.M. in Health Pol­icy &Bioethics, 2010
Bar Admis­sions
  • Indi­ana bar, 1987
  • Okla­homa bar, 2007
Court Admis­sions
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the North­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • U.S. Dis­trict Court for the South­ern Dis­trict of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Fed­eral Claims
  • Western District of Oklahoma
Hon­ors
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer – Trial Lawyer of the Year 2018
  • Indi­ana Super Lawyers Honoree, 2004-2018 (primary area of practice – Medical Malpractice)
  • Selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers in Indiana, 2004-2008, 2015, 2019
  • Voted by peers as one of the Top Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Lawyers in Indi­ana (Indi­anapo­lis Monthly Mag­a­zine, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008)
  • Voted by peers as one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers in Indi­ana (Indi­anapo­lis Monthly Mag­a­zine, 2004-2009)
Pro­fes­sional Associations
  • Indi­anapo­lis Bar Association
  • Indi­ana State Bar Association
  • Amer­i­can Bar Association
  • Indi­ana Trial Lawyers Asso­ci­a­tion [Board of Direc­tors, 2000 — present]
  • Asso­ci­a­tion of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Fel­low, Lit­i­ga­tion Coun­sel of America
  • Fel­low, Indi­anapo­lis Bar Foundation
Reported Cases
  • South Bend Clinic v. Kist­ner, 769 N.E.2d 591 (Ind.App. 2002).
Sem­i­nars and Lectures
  • May 2017 – Presenter, ITLA Seminar, 29th Lifetime Achievement Seminar, Just a Flu Shot?  PSA on SIRVA
  • December 2016 ­– Presenter, ICLEF Seminar, Proving or Disproving Damages:  Closing Argument in Medical Malpractice Damages, The Plaintiff’s Perspective
  • December 2013 — Moderator, NBI Seminar, A View From the Bench:  Top Mistakes Lawyers Make in Civil Litigation
  • October 2012 — Moderator, NBI Seminar, As Judges See It:  Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation
  • July 2012 — Speaker, AAJ Annual Conference, Chicago, IL:  eICU ­­– Who is Watching Your Client?
  • May 2012 — Speaker, Indiana Trial Lawyers Association’s 24th Lifetime Achievement Seminar, eICU ­­– Who is Watching Your Client?
  • Sep­tem­ber 2008 — Speaker, Cen­tral Chap­ter Soci­ety of Nuclear Med­i­cine 2008 Road Show, Reduc­ing your Risk of Being Sued
  • April 2008 — Medical-legal Pre­sen­ta­tion to Surgery Res­i­dents at Indi­ana Uni­ver­sity School of Medicine’s Depart­ment of Surgery
  • April 2007 — Chaired and Spoke at the ITLA Women’s Sem­i­nar, Tip­ping the Scales of Justice
  • Feb­ru­ary 2007 — Pre­sen­ter, ICLEF Sem­i­nar, Opti­miz­ing the Effec­tive­ness of Expert Testimony
  • March 2004 — Pre­sen­ter, ATLA sem­i­nar, Lit­i­gat­ing Nurs­ing Home Cases, Fort Laud­erdale, Florida
  • Octo­ber 2003 — Par­tic­i­pant, ICLEF sem­i­nar, Mas­ters in Trial: A Spe­cial Demon­stra­tion of a Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Case from Open­ing State­ment to Jury Deliberations
  • July 2002 — ITLA Nurs­ing Home Sem­i­nar, Polyphar­macy and the Elderly
  • March 2002 — The 14th Annual ITLA Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar, The Case Within a Case: Are You Miss­ing the Buried Treasure$$$???
  • Novem­ber 2000 — ICLEF Med­ical Mal­prac­tice Sem­i­nar, Med­ical Review Panel Stage — Plaintiff’s Perspective
  • Octo­ber 2000 — “Nurs­ing Neg­li­gence,” Med­ical Neg­li­gence: Estab­lish­ing Cau­sa­tion, Under­stand­ing Imag­ing and Prov­ing Neg­li­gence, Asso­ci­a­tion of Trial Lawyers of America
  • March 2000 — 12th Annual ITLA Life­time Achieve­ment Sem­i­nar, Peer Review Pro­tec­tion in Indi­ana,” and “Lit­i­gat­ing Nurs­ing Home Cases, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1999 — Under­stand­ing Their Lan­guage: Med­ical Ter­mi­nol­ogy, Lor­man Edu­ca­tional Ser­vices Seminar
  • April 1988 — Pur­due Uni­ver­sity, Nurs­ing Prac­tice and You: The Legal Side
  • July 1998 — Lit­i­ga­tion at Sun­rise — Eye Laser Surgery — Dan­ger­ous Prod­uct — Dan­ger­ous User, Asso­ci­a­tion of Trial Lawyers of Amer­ica Annual Conference
  • 1998 — Mas­ter­ing Med­ical Litigation-Cervical Injuries-the Legal View, Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Forum
  • 1996 — Pre­sent­ing a Case to a Med­ical Review Panel, Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Edu­ca­tion Legal Forum
  • 1996 — Sem­i­nar, Med­ical Records for Attor­neys, Lor­man Edu­ca­tion Services
  • 1994 — Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Edu­ca­tion Sem­i­nar; Med­ical Mal­prac­tice for Para­le­gals, Pro­fes­sional Edu­ca­tion Sys­tems, Inc.
  • 1993 — How to Ana­lyze Nurs­ing Con­duct and Com­pli­ance with Nurs­ing Stan­dards of Care
  • 1993 — Indi­ana Con­tin­u­ing Legal Edu­ca­tion Sem­i­nar, Med­ical Neg­li­gence Litigation
  • 1992 — Chair­per­son: Med­ical Malpractice—How to Get Your Case To and Through the Fund
Publications
  • Con­tribut­ing author: “Emer­gency Med­i­cine Mal­prac­tice,” John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1994; and “Per­sonal Injury and Torts,” Lawyers Coop­er­a­tive Pub­lish­ing, 1996.
Civic Activities
  • Board of Direc­tors, Theodora House (A Vol­un­teers of Amer­ica of Indi­ana pro­gram), Jan­u­ary 2006 to present
Achievements

In 2018, the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) recognized Kathy Lee as Trial Lawyer of the Year, a prestigious honor awarded to a lawyer who has earned the admiration and respect of trial lawyers for his/her noteworthy activities, including being a “true defender of the people” who works to protect the rights of injured victims and consumers, and assists ITLA in their efforts to protect the rights of consumers and injured victims at the state legislature and the U.S. Congress.