Kate Mercer-Lawson
 

Kate Mercer-Lawson defends clients in complex commercial actions at both the trial and appellate levels. Prior to joining WTO, Kate spent four years in government service: two years as law clerk to The Honorable Jerome A. Holmes, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; and two years as law clerk to The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Kate earned her law degree summa cum laude from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Indiana Law Review and the recipient of the school’s annual Faculty Prize. She served as a first-year contracts tutor, sat on the Dean’s Student Advisory Board, and studied for a month in Croatia. Kate also holds a Master of Health Administration, and she has completed two years of study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Other Experience

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Summer Associate
Indiana Hospital Association
      Graduate Intern for the Indiana Patient Safety Center
Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization of Central Indiana
       Programs Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

William E. Doyle Inn of Court
Denver Law Professional Mentoring Program
      Mentor

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Board of Directors, Denver Urban Debate League
Starfish Initiative, Mentor

Teaching Positions

Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Indiana University – Indianapolis (taught courses in judicial politics and criminal law)

Personal Interests

Running, traveling, mentoring, and planning events


Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Other Experience

Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Summer Associate
Indiana Hospital Association
      Graduate Intern for the Indiana Patient Safety Center
Y-ME Breast Cancer Organization of Central Indiana
       Programs Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Teaching Positions

Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Indiana University – Indianapolis (taught courses in judicial politics and criminal law)

Legal Memberships, Activities, and Honors

William E. Doyle Inn of Court
Denver Law Professional Mentoring Program
      Mentor

Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Law Clerk to The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Community Memberships, Activities, and Honors

Board of Directors, Denver Urban Debate League
Starfish Initiative, Mentor

Personal Interests

Running, traveling, mentoring, and planning events

Articles/Presentations
  • Tribute to the Late Mary Harter Mitchell, 44 Ind. L. Rev. 657 (2011).
  • The Pitfalls of an Internet Persona: Evidentiary and Privacy Concerns of Online Social Media, 28 Mich. IT Law 9 (2011).
  • Survey of Recent Developments in Indiana Evidence Law, 45 Ind. L. Rev. 1147 (2012).
Education
  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, J.D., 2011, summa cum laude, Indiana Law Review, Editor-in-Chief
  • Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, M.H.A., 2012, summa cum laude, Health Administration
  • Indiana University, B.A., 2004, summa cum laude, Chemistry and Religious Studies
    Phi Beta Kappa
Government Service

Law Clerk to The Honorable Jerome A. Holmes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Law Clerk to The Honorable Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Bar and Court Admissions
  • Colorado
  • Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit