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Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Kathy J. Severns

Kathy J. Severns

Senior Paralegal


  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution

WSG Practice Industries


Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Washington, U.S.A.


Kathy Severns assists clients in the maritime, retail, food and beverage industries. 

Kathy has over 30 years of experience supporting all aspects of litigation, from inception through trial, mediation and arbitration. She works closely with vessel owners, fisheries, insurance companies, restaurants, retail owners and department stores.

Kathy assists in case management, hiring experts, investigation, witness preparation, discovery, document review, and management and coordination of arbitrations, mediations, and trials. She provides product liability, personal injury, maritime, premises liability, medical/dental malpractice, asbestos and general litigation support.

In addition to her litigation work, Kathy helps clients in matters before the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, including coordinating and obtaining liquor licenses.


  • Northwest Nazarene College, Associate of Arts degree
Areas of Practice

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Assists in trials for large fishing and processing companies, which has resulted in significantly reduced liability verdicts or defense verdicts.
  • Assists in trials for large retail companies, which has resulted in defense verdicts.
  • Assists major restaurant chains with obtaining liquor licenses in Washington State.


  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Industry?
  • Tax Reform: What Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Mean for the Transportation, Ports and Maritime Industry?

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