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Honors & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America®, "Ones to Watch," 2021-2024 (Administrative/Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Health Care Law, Natural Resources Law)

Kentucky Super Lawyers®, "Rising Star," 2021, 2022 (Utilities)


Kentucky, 2012

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, 2015
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, 2015

U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2017


University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky, J.D., 2012

  • Gess Mattingly & Atchison Moot Court Scholarship
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Equine Law
  • Member, Moot Court Board, 2010-2012
  • Member, National Moot Court Team, 2011-2012

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, B.A., Psychology and English, 2007, magna cum laude

  • Honors Program, 2003-2007
  • Commonwealth Scholar (merit-based)
  • Departmental and University Honors
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa


Kathryn Eckert focuses her practice on energy and public utilities law with an emphasis on regulatory and permitting compliance. She also has an extensive background in general litigation and represents clients with complex legal issues in both state and federal courts at the trial and appellate levels. Upon graduation from the University of Kentucky College of Law, she practiced medical negligence defense as well as general insurance defense and civil litigation, specializing in governmental liability. Immediately prior to joining McBrayer, she practiced at Fulkerson, Kinkel & Marrs, where her practice was primarily focused on the defense of hospitals and healthcare providers in medical negligence claims as well as general insurance defense, professional liability defense, premises liability, employment law, and nursing home defense.

Kathryn is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the U.S. Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, and the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is also a member of the Fayette County Bar Association and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Meritas, U.S. Leadership Committee, 2023 - Present
  • Kentucky Bar Association, 2012-current
  • Fayette County Bar Association, 2012-current
  • Kentucky Defense Counsel, 2015-current
  • Defense Research Institute, 2016-current
  • Commercial Property Association of Lexington (C-PAL)
  • United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)
  • United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA)

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