Katherine Harvey-Lee is a partner at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman. She litigates complex catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases stemming from commercial vehicle crashes involving busses, big-rigs, military vehicles, off-road vehicles, and other commercial vehicles, including those involving automotive defects.
Kate is the elected Vice Chair and an Advisory Board member for the American Association for Justice Bus Accident Litigation Group. She has extensive experience handling bus crash and truck crash cases across the United States. In 2013, Trial magazine published her article, “Put the Brakes on ‘Curbside’ Bus Abuse” in their “Danger on the Road” edition in which Kate discusses poor oversight and the easily manipulated licensing laws that make it simple for cut-rate carriers to hide from lawsuits. With careful discovery, she explains in the article, how attorneys can identify the corporate owners and obtain compensation for accident victims.
Her clients and peers have given her high marks, resulting in Kate being listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Southern California Super Lawyers®, and on Avvo.com with a Superb Score of 10. She has appeared on Los Angeles TV and radio news on many occasions concerning truck and bus crashes. She has published multiple articles and lectured to professional organizations on issues of automotive defects and commercial transportation, as well as litigation practice.
Kate holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While an undergraduate and research assistant for the Software Engineering Institute, she published a major technical report on maintaining quality assurance in large organizations during the development of software and other engineered products. She earned her law degree from Whittier Law School, where she graduated third in a class of over 150. During her entire career as an attorney, Kate has devoted her practice to fighting for victims in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases at several of California’s most prestigious plaintiffs’ firms, focusing primarily on issues of automotive and transportation safety.