Katherine Mims Crocker Counsel

Katherine's practice focuses on appellate litigation, constitutional law, and dispositive motions. She has drafted dozens of briefs in federal and state appellate and trial courts across the country, and she has provided strategic analysis to clients on a wide range of issues.

Katherine argued United States v. Carthorne, No. 16-6515, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She prevailed in a unanimous decision on her client’s claim under the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Katherine also helped secure a unanimous victory for her client by assisting with drafting briefs before the Supreme Court of the United States in Henson v. Santander Consumer USA Inc., No. 16-349, a case involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Before joining the firm, Katherine served as a law clerk to Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She also interned for Judge Henry E. Hudson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. After her clerkships, Katherine represented the American Inns of Court as a Temple Bar Scholar in London.

Katherine graduated first in her class from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as articles development editor on the managing board of the Virginia Law Review and was a quarterfinalist in the William Minor Lile Moot Court Competition. She received the Roger & Madeleine Traynor Prize for the best written work by two graduating students. She earned her undergraduate degree in history and science, cum laude, from Harvard University.

  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif, Articles Development Editor, Virginia Law Review, 2012
  • Harvard University, AB, History and Science, cum laude, 2009
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