Kathryn Elizabeth Boatman

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600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.3926
F: +1.713.220.4285

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Kathryn Elizabeth Boatman


Houston Office
600 Travis
Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
P: +1.713.220.3926
F: +1.713.220.4285

Katy is an Associate in the Litigation section of the Houston office. She has experience in all stages of the trial and appellate processes. She served as Law Clerk to The Honorable J. Dale Wainwright of the Texas Supreme Court, and most recently served as Law Clerk to The Honorable Jennifer Walker Elrod of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. In 2016, Katy was the sole recipient of the Houston Young Lawyers Association’s prestigious Woodrow B. Seals Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the Texas Young Lawyers Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of Texas.

Since joining private practice, Katy has extensive experience in both state and federal courts litigating commercial, oil and gas, and copyright litigation, among others. She has litigated fiduciary duty disputes, contract disputes, and countless other matters.

Representative Experience

  • Representation of a real estate investment company in a dispute involving the applicability of the Rule Against Perpetuities to an option to purchase the land upon which a multi-story parking garage was constructed at the conclusion of a 75-year ground lease.
  • Representation of a large aerospace company in defense against a Texas Public Information Act request.
  • Representation of a leading global investment bank in modifying a federal court injunction prohibiting foreclosure on properties worth millions of dollars.
  • Representation of a large homebuilder in defending against claims of copyright infringement of architectural designs for duplex townhomes involving complex issues relating to substantial similarity and the extent of copyright protection afforded to derivative works.
  • Representation of senior executive of oil and gas companies in connection with disputes relating to covenants not to compete, severance payments, incentive awards, and other benefits.
  • Representation of a school district in a lawsuit for injunctive relief brought by community members seeking to prevent the school district from demolishing a historic school.
  • Representation of a public entity in a lawsuit brought by members of the public seeking to prevent the entity from building public transportation in a busy area of Houston.

Representative Published Decisions

  • Gonzalez v. Harris County, Tex., 601 F. App’x 255 (5th Cir. 2015)
  • Lennar Homes of Texas Sales and Marketing, Ltd. v. Perry Homes, LLC, 2015 WL 4633514 (S.D. Tex. July 24, 2015)
  • Boeing Co. v. Paxton, 466 S.W.3d 831 (Tex. 2015)
  • Dernick Resources, Inc. v. Wilstein, 471 S.W.3d 468 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2014, pet. filed)
  • William T. Drennen III vs. Exxon Mobil Corp., 452 S.W.3d 319 (Tex. 2014)
  • Ezer v. Texas Tower Ltd., 2014 WL 3669222 (S.D. Tex. 2014)
  • Dernick Resources, Inc. v. Wilstein, 2014 WL 4088150 (Tex. App.—Houston [1st Dist.] 2014, no pet.)
  • Grynberg v. BP PLC, 527 F. App’x 278 (5th Cir. 2013)


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