March 7, 2024Press Release

Michael Best Welcomes Esteemed Litigation Attorney in Austin

Michael Best is pleased to announce that Katherine (Katie) A. Fillmore has joined the firm as Partner in the Litigation practice group. She will be located in the Austin office.

As a seasoned litigator with over a decade of experience, Fillmore manages and conducts all aspects of litigation before state and federal courts and arbitrators, including taking and defending depositions, developing case strategies, evaluating complex legal and regulatory compliance issues, working with clients, experts, and corporate witnesses, drafting and arguing dispositive motions, trying cases, and drafting and arguing appeals.

"Katie is an outstanding and valuable addition to our Litigation practice," said Dan Vaccaro, Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. “We are committed to meeting our clients’ needs, and Katie will help us further enhance our capabilities so we can continue to support our clients as they navigate increasingly complex litigation matters.”

With a robust background in high-stakes commercial litigation, appeals, and regulatory compliance, Fillmore has established herself as a formidable advocate for clients in various industries such as representation of healthcare providers, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, construction companies, and financial institutions.

“Michael Best continues to attract talented practitioners in strategically important regions like Austin, and we’re delighted to welcome Katie,” said Commissioner George P. Bush, Managing Partner of the firm’s Austin office. “She brings a multifaceted litigation background to further bolster our growing Texas presence and service offerings.”

Fillmore has been recognized for her outstanding achievements, including being named to Best Lawyers "Ones to Watch" in Administrative/Regulatory Law, Appellate Practice, Commercial Litigation, and Government Relations Practice.

Fillmore earned her J.D. from Baylor Law School, and graduated with a B.S. in Advertising, with high honors, from the University of Texas.

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