Kate Margolis is an experienced litigator who focuses on interpretation of all types of commercial liability and property insurance policies and strategy for securing coverage for policyholders when the insurer has denied coverage or reserved its rights. Kate has helped clients recover substantial insurance proceeds for property damage and business interruption from natural disasters and other catastrophes, and for defense costs, settlements and judgments in a wide variety of contexts, such as product liability, personal injury, employment, environmental, financial services, and securities claims. Kate understands that insurance coverage is one of the most valuable assets a client owns and is available to assist from the moment an insurance claim arises all the way through filing a complaint, trial and appeal, if necessary.
In addition to her insurance coverage practice, Kate counsels clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes, represents clients before state agencies, such as the Mississippi Public Service Commission and Mississippi Department of Revenue, and assists clients with federal and state applications for registration of trademarks.
Throughout her career, Kate has remained committed to public service through bar service and leadership. She currently serves as president of the Mississippi Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and in that role, moderated a program reflecting on the passage and impact of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Kate received the Outstanding Service Award from the Capital Area Bar Association for her work as a member of the board of directors and as editor of the Association’s newsletter. She has previously served on the Ethics Committee, Professionalism Committee, and Public Information Committee of the Mississippi Bar, as well as the board of directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar and Jackson Young Lawyers. Kate has also maintained an active pro bono practice in family law matters and post-conviction capital defense.