Katherine (“Katie”) Anand

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 litigation, Katie has experience with matters involving financial services litigation and enforcement of security interests and construction litigation, representing owners in claims against contractors, architects, and engineers.

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 also serves 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

  • Alumni, WE LEAD Program
  • Chair, Community Involvement Committee, 2009-10; Vice-Chair, 2008-2009
  • Chair, LegalLine Committee, 2008-10; 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

Board of Directors, St. Thomas More Society, Dallas, Present

Advisory Board, Rainbow Days, Inc., Present

Women in Construction Law, Dallas Chapter, Present

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

Notre Dame Club of Dallas

Former Board of Directors, Rainbow Days, Inc., 2012-2019

Former Chair, Rainbow Days, Inc., 2016-2019

Founder, Auxiliary, Rainbow Days, Inc., 2012

Prior Work Experience

Associate, Thompson & Knight, LLP, Dallas (2005-09) Trial Section

Professional Achievements

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

Recognized, Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters as published in Texas Monthly (2013-2020)

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


  • 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