Kathryn Kase: One of NLJ’s “Outstanding Women Lawyers”
From National Law Journal:
Kathryn Kase tackles the inequities confronting defendants suffering intellectual disability or mental illness in capital punishment cases. The fluent Spanish speaker also assists Mexican nationals in U.S. death penalty cases. She joined the nonprofit Texas Defender Service, which represents death-penalty defendants and pushes for Texas criminal justice system reform, in 2002. She was named interim director in 2011 and took the helm the following year. Her influence extends beyond the Lone Star State. She’s on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College and speaks at continuing legal education seminars, in Texas and other states, about capital defense.