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Kat Statman


Kat C. Statman is a litigation associate 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
  • "Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law," 55 Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal 77 (Spring 2020)
  • "OSHA on the OCS? Fifth Circuit Affirms Preemption of OSHA Regulations on OCS MODU," Texas Lawyer (April 2018)
  • "5th Circ. Goes Broad On Oil Pollution Act Liability," Law360 (December 2017)
  • "Comment on Arbitration In Evolution: Current Practices and Perspectives of Experienced Commercial Arbitrators," International Law Committee Newsletter (Winter 2015)
  • "The New Paradigm in Vendor Management Under the CFPB," Law360 (October 2015)
  • "To Comply or Not Comply? An Argument in Favor of Increasing Investigation and Enforcement of MARPOL Annex I," 5 Washington & Lee Journal of Energy, Climate, and the Environment 251 (December 2013)
  • "Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law," Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Law Journal 1 (Fall 2012)
  • "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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