Katherine E. Venti

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Katherine E.Venti
Litigation, Trials & Appeals Practice Area Chair
Shareholder
Phone: 801.532.1234
Direct: 801.536.6628
Cell: 801.949.8942

Katherine Venti is a litigation attorney and shareholder at Parsons Behle & Latimer, where she concentrates her practice in products liability and business and commercial litigation, representing both local and national companies. She has over 20 years of litigation experience before both state and federal courts, arbitration panels, and in mediation settings.

In the area of products liability, Ms. Venti has successfully represented large and small equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, product distributors, and suppliers in a multitude of serious injury cases. She also has extensive experience in representing a number of companies in asbestos injury cases and other toxic tort cases. Ms. Venti’s experience in business and commercial litigation includes business disputes in a variety of settings such as direct sales companies and energy companies.

Ms. Venti is currently chair of the firm's Litigation practice group and has served on the firm's Hiring Committee. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She is a past panel chair for the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court and served for many years on the Utah Bar Character and Fitness Committee. She also serves as a new lawyer mentor for the Utah Bar.

Ms. Venti holds an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She was selected as a 2012-2015 Mountain States Super Lawyer. She has been recognized annually in Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and was named Best Lawyers' 2012 Salt Lake City Product Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" and 2015 Salt Lake City Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year." She was listed as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mountain States in Salt Lake Magazine, July 2013. She is also recognized by Utah Business magazine in its 2015 "Utah Legal Elite" for her civil litigation practice.

Practice Areas

Accomplishments

Academic

Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1992)

Franklin & Marshall College (B.A. 1983)


Professional

United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Judicial Clerk, United States Magistrate Judge Peggy E. Patterson
(1992 - 1994)

Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia
(1994 - 2001)
Jackson Kelly is a full-service law firm with offices throughout West Virginia, Denver, and Pittsburgh. During her tenure at Jackson Kelly, Ms. Venti concentrated her practice in products liability litigation and personal injury litigation involving coal companies and national and local companies.

AV® Preeminent™ Rated
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers in America since 2010.
2012 Salt Lake City Product Liability Litigation "Lawyer of the Year"
2015 Salt Lake City Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"

Listed as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mountain States in Salt Lake Magazine (July 2013)

Listed in 2015 Utah Legal Elite for Civil Litigation


Associations

Professional

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

Utah Bar
Member
(2001 - Present)

Salt Lake County Bar Association
Member
(2001 - Present)

West Virginia Bar Association
Member
(1992 - Present)

American Bar Association
Member; Product Liability Committee
(1999 - Present)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Member; Product Liability Committee
(2004 - Present)

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)
Member
(2001 - Present)

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Member
(2014 - Present)

Women Lawyers of Utah
(2001 - Present)


Community

YWCA Utah
Current Board Member

Planned Parenthood Association of Utah
Current Board Member


Blog

Blog

Licensed/Admitted

Utah
West Virginia
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of West Virginia
U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of West Virginia

Education

Boston University School of Law