Katherine Morton Gonyea

Katherine Morton Gonyea is experienced in business litigation and commercial litigation including real estate matters, vaccine litigation, and labor and employment law.

Ms. Gonyea has participated as lead counsel in bench trials and jury trials. She has successfully represented her clients in federal court, state court and the appellate process. Ms. Gonyea has participated in all phases of litigation including discovery hearings, mediations, motions for summary judgment, and hearings on applications for temporary restraining orders and injunctions. She also has extensive experience in assisting clients with e-discovery, including capturing data and producing it in its proper format.

Ms. Gonyea is a native born Houstonian and grew up on Lake Conroe. She attended St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2003 and graduated magna cum laude. While at South Texas College of Law, where she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2008, Ms. Gonyea participated in one of the nation’s top trial and appellate advocacy programs. She was a varsity advocate and a Director on the Board of Advocates.

Significant Representations:

  • Briefed and argued before the First Court of Appeal resulting in a favorable opinion for her client.
  • Second-chaired the prosecution of a complex real estate partition suit resulting in a favorable verdict for her client.
  • Successfully represented landlords and tenants in eviction proceedings.
  • Successfully represented a number of clients in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program resulting in favorable settlements for clients.
  • Successfully represented clients in Temporary Restraining Orders in state court preventing wrongful foreclosures.
  • Achieved favorable settlements on behalf of employees and former employees against large corporate employers in suits involving harassment, gender and race discrimination, and the Family Medical Leave Act.
  • Successfully represented clients in arbitration proceedings involving construction defects and wetland mitigation banks.
  • Successfully represented small business owners in contract disputes and other business related disputes.