Kathryn E. Isted focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal court. She has significant experience in representing franchisors against current or former franchisees in litigation and arbitration involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, and enforcement of restrictive covenants. She also frequently represents companies in defending lawsuits involving the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and other consumer protection laws. She has authored dozens of successful dispositive motions, often defeating claims or entire actions through motions to dismiss or for summary judgment. While representing plaintiffs, she has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of deserving businesses.
Kathryn has represented regional and Fortune 500 companies in breach of contract disputes, class actions, and complex fraud cases. She has practiced in numerous federal, state, and appellate courts and has represented parties in private arbitration and mediation. She has experience with all aspects of the litigation process, including pre-litigation investigations, motion practice, complex document discovery, depositions, dispositive motions, settlement negotiations, hearings, and trial.
Kathryn is also devoted to pro bono and community work. In 2016, the Georgia Asylum & Immigration Network (GAIN) honored her with the “Volunteer Attorney of the Year Award” for contributing more than 90 hours of representation in human trafficking and U-Visa matters and the positive impact she has made in the lives of GAIN’s vulnerable clients – victims of violent crime, trafficking, and persecution. Later that year, she was invited to join GAIN’s Board of Directors and served as a member of GAIN’s Board for the 2016-2017 year.
Prior to joining the firm, Kathryn worked as an associate in the Atlanta office of an international law firm where she gained substantial experience defending medical device and pharmaceutical companies in product liability lawsuits across the country. While attending law school, Kathryn was elected to the Order of the Coif, was a member of the Florida State Law Review, and served as the Article & Notes Editor for the Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law.
- Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (2009) magna cum laude, Order of the Coif
- Florida State University, B.S., Psychology (2004)summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- Georgia (2009)
- Florida (2017)
- Georgia Supreme Court (2010)
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia (2010)
- U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2018)
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