Katy Brim

Since graduating from the University of Colorado Law School in 2013, Katy Brim has focused on civil defense litigation. She has worked with firms focusing on medical malpractice defense and general civil liability defense and has defended insureds in personal injury, premises liability, and construction defect litigation. Katy has extensive motions practice experience, achieving dismissal of liability claims in construction defect and premises liability actions. Katy has appeared at district court trials as a second chair attorney and tried cases independently in county court and small claims court.

Katy joined Lasater & Martin in August 2017. She continues to focus on civil defense litigation in a variety of areas, including general liability, personal and catastrophic injury, premises liability, products liability, and construction defect. Katy has a special focus on the defense of licensed professionals and has achieved dismissal of claims against medical doctors, veterinarians, naturopathic doctors, and pharmacists.

Work History

While still in law school, Katy interned at firms specializing in medical malpractice defense and the defense of licensed professionals in administrative actions. After graduating from law school, she gained valuable litigation experience working with a firm focused on general liability defense. While there, Katy defended clients during depositions, through extensive motions practice, and at trial, serving as a second-chair attorney in several district court trials and as lead counsel in county court and small claims court cases.

At Lasater & Martin, Katy has continued to defend insureds in general liability matters and has reestablished her focus on the defense of licensed professionals in a variety of fields, including naturopathic medicine and veterinary practice. Katy has extensive experience in the defense of premises liability and catastrophic personal injury actions.

Katy is a certified yoga instructor and believes that her dedicated yoga practice compliments and strengthens her legal practice. While in law school, Katy pursued an interest in art law and international law, studying art law in Florence, Italy and international law in Paris. She continues to pursue her interest in art law by volunteering for Colorado Attorneys for the Arts.

Education

  • Juris Doctor: The University of Colorado Law School, 2013
  • B.A./B.S.: The University of Georgia, 2009

Bar Admission

  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
  • Colorado Attorneys for the Arts

Presentations

  • “Mindfulness for Busy Lawyers,” Faculty yoga instructor, October 2018.

Representative Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of business owners in premises liability action involving catastrophic brain injury.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of subcontractor based on the statute of repose in action brought by a general contractor.
  • Obtained directed verdict in favor of licensed professional based on the statute of limitations.
  • Obtained summary judgment based on assumption of the risk in action brought by a guest who sustained a catastrophic injury on a trampoline at the property.
  • Achieved dismissal of multiple complaints against veterinarians, naturopathic doctors, and pharmacists.
  • Achieved defense verdict as to liability on behalf of an insured driver in automobile-bicycle accident case despite lack of service of process on an insured driver and lack of testimony of insured driver at trial.
  • Authored numerous C.R.E. 702 Motions seeking exclusion of expert testimony in personal injury cases in various jurisdictions.