El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


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Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

Las Cruces

3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Kathryn Brack Morrow

Email: katy.morrow@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 575.527.0023 / Fax: 915.546.5360

Kathryn Brack Morrow is a partner in the firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Morrow maintains a diverse civil litigation practice, with a particular focus in the defense of healthcare providers, commercial litigation and environmental/land use litigation. She has successfully defended clients before federal and state district and appellate courts, as well as administrative tribunals.

Ms. Morrow has successfully defended a wide range of corporations and business owners in complex commercial litigation involving strict tort liability, toxic tort, environmental, breach of contract, fraud, negligence and other causes of action. Additionally, she has represented landowners and businesses as they navigate the complicated system of federal and state environmental and land use regulation.

Prior to joining Kemp Smith, Ms. Morrow practiced for nine years with a Wyoming based law firm.  While in law school, she was a legal intern for the Honorable Jeffrey Manske, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Texas. During her educational career, she completed internships with the United States Department of State at its embassy in Paris, France, and with Senator Pete V. Domenici in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Morrow speaks to industry groups on national and local levels on a variety of matters including toxic tort liability, federal lands issues, wind energy development, Endangered Species Act issues, and land use/zoning matters. She has briefed and/or argued issues before state and federal courts, the United States Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits, the Wyoming Supreme Court, the New Mexico Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.



  • Baylor School of Law, 2005
  • New Mexico State University, Masters of Arts, 2001
  • New Mexico State University, Bachelors of Arts, 2001


  • New Mexico
  • Colorado
  • Wyoming
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for New Mexico
  • U.S. District Court for Wyoming
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • President's Associates Scholarship Foundation at NMSU - Board Member (2009 - 2015)
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law - Board Member (2013 - 2016)
  • Board of Editors - State Bar of New Mexico (2007-2010)
  • Defense Research Institute ("DRI")
  • Leadership Las Cruces, Class of 2015
  • El Paso Pro Musica - Las Cruces, NM Board President
  • La Casa, Inc. - Board Member (2015 - 2016)