Katherine (“Katie”) Anand


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Practice Areas

  • Construction Litigation
  • Financial Services Litigation 
  • Commercial/Business Litigation
  • Force Majeure

Katie understands the value of close relationships and how they help people work together. Those relationships are what make her such a fierce advocate for her clients. Working together, Katie helps them identify what they want to achieve and how she can help accomplish those outcomes. Their goals become her goals. Katie advocates aggressively, and her results reflect that.

Katie’s practice is focused on litigation, stepping in when business relationships for one reason or another go awry.  Katie often gets involved pre-suit to help investigate potential claims or attempt to resolve disputes before someone gets to the courthouse.  If litigation arises, Katie tenaciously represents her clients’ interests to trial and appeal, if necessary.  In addition to handling general business and financial services litigation, Katie handles construction litigation. She represents owners and developers in claims against contractors, architects, and engineers, and she also represents contractors in filing and enforcing mechanic’s liens and defending claims.  She has experience with investigating and litigating design and construction defect claims and delay claims.

When asked how she approaches her work, Katie says, “It’s simple—we treat each client like it is our only one. No one gets lost in the shuffle.”

In addition to her legal work, Katie currently serves on the Board of the St. Thomas More Society and on the Advisory Board for Rainbow Days, Inc., a Dallas-based charity that helps children all over the country overcome adversity and have promising futures.

Education And Certifications

J.D., University of Notre Dame Law School, cum laude (2005)

  • Federal Courts, Practice & Procedure Editor, Notre Dame Law Review, 2004-05; Editor, 2003-04
  • Student Symposium Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2004
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award for scholarship, motivation, and contribution to advancement of women in society, 2005
  • Kaneb Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, 2004

B.A., Politics, University of Dallas, magna cum laude (2002)

  • Phi Beta Kappa


State Bar of Texas

United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals


Member, State Bar of Texas

Fellow, Dallas Bar Association

  • Construction Law Section
  • Community Involvement Committee, 2009-2010; Vice-Chair, 2008-2009
  • LegalLine Committee, 2008-2010; Vice-Chair, 2007-2008

Member, Dallas Bar Foundation

Member, Dallas Women Lawyers Association

Member, Attorneys Serving the Community

Foundation Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, DAYL

ABA, Resolutions Committee and Awards/Subgrants Team, 2007-2008

Member, National Association of Women in Construction

Member, Women in Construction Law, Dallas Section

Member, Notre Dame Club of Dallas

Rainbow Days, Inc.

  • Board of Directors, 2012-2019
  • Executive Committee, 2014-2019
  • Chair, 2016-2019
  • Founder, Auxiliary, 2012
  • Advisory Board, 2019-Present

St. Thomas More Society, Board of Directors,2019-Present

Prior Work Experience

Associate, Thompson & Knight, LLP, Dallas (2005-2009) Trial Section

Professional Achievements

Recognized, Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly (2013-2021)

Recognized, Best Lawyers in America® in commercial litigation, Woodward/White, Inc. (2020-2021)

Recognized, Best Lawyers in Dallas, as published in D Magazine (2021)

Recognized, Best Lawyers Under 40, as published in D Magazine (2018)

Jo Anna Moreland Outstanding Committee Chair Award, Dallas Bar Association, Community Involvement Committee, 2010

Women Empowered to Lead (WE LEAD), Dallas Bar Association, Inaugural Class Member


Oil & Gas Force Majeure Litigation and Practical Tips, Dallas Bar Association, Paralegal Section – 09/2019

Construction Law Issues in Bankruptcy, Dallas Bar Association, Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section - 05/2019 – Co-presenter

Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Offers of Settlement – News for the Bar, State Bar Litigation Section – 03/2015 – Author

We Won! Now What? Practical Post-Judgment Discovery for Judgment Creditors – The Advocate, State Bar Litigation Section Report – 10/2013 – Co-Author

Subpoenas: Handling Nonparty Discovery Under Texas and Federal Law – Dallas Bar Association – 01/2013 – Co-Author

Litigation Trends in the Banking and Financial Services Industries – Dallas Association of Financial Professionals – 09/2008 – Co-Author

Discovery Readiness: Creating a Data Map – Client Alert, Thompson & Knight – 11/2007 – Co-Author

New Federal Rule Allows Citation of "Unpublished" Opinions – Appellate Bulletin, Thompson & Knight – 06/2007 – Co-Author

Note, Demanding Due Process: The Constitutionality of the § 524 Channeling Injunction and Trust Mechanisms that Effectively Discharge Asbestos Claims in Chapter 11 Reorganization – 80 Notre Dame Law Review 1187 – 01/2005 – Author