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Kat Statman


Kat C. Statman is a litigation shareholder in Baker Donelson's Houston office.

Professional Biography

Mr. Statman's litigation experience and practice covers a broad variety of matters in both state and federal courts throughout Texas and the nation. As a litigator he has handled a diverse array of matters involving residential and commercial construction disputes involving both public and private entities, toxic torts, water handling systems and water treatment chemistry, products liability, first and third party insurance defense, maritime claims and defenses (including vessel arrests, maritime liens, ship owner's limitation of liability, U.S. Longshoreman and Harbor Worker Compensation Act claims, and the foreign sovereign immunity act), and aviation. Mr. Statman also has experience in environmental regulatory matters and claims under the Oil Pollution Act and related statutes. He has developed a particular interest in advising clients in a variety of areas related to the maritime and offshore industries.

Mr. Statman previously worked as a student caseworker at the Washington & Lee University School of Law Black Lung Legal Clinic litigating occupational disease and hazard claims arising under the Black Lung Benefits Act and related regulations before the United States Department of Labor.

  • Named a Best Lawyers in America® "Ones to Watch" in Commercial Litigation (2022)
  • Chair – ABA TIPS Law In Public Service Committee
  • Chair – ABA TIPS Task Force on Hurricane Relief
  • Vice Chair – ABA TIPS International Law Committee
  • Vice Chair – ABA TIPS Intellectual Property Committee
  • Vice Chair – ABA TIPS Dispute Resolution Committee
  • Member – ABA TIPS Business Litigation Committee
  • Member – ABA TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee
  • Past Co-chair – ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Standing Committee on Law Students
  • Member – IEL Young Energy Professionals Member Engagement Committee and Public Service Subcommittee
  • "Remedial Action in Southeastern States: Texas," webinar (October 2014)


  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Colorado at Boulder, M.A., 2010
  • Bard College, B.A., 2008


  • Texas, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

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