Katherine Cornell

Pulaski Kherkher, PLLC
2925 Richmond Ave Ste 1725
Houston, TX 77098
(800) 223-3784

Katherine Cornell is an experienced trial attorney whose practice focuses on pharmaceutical and medical device cases nationwide. Clients have come to rely on Ms. Cornell for her breadth of experience and dedication to each and every case.
Ms. Cornell is well known amongst her peers for her work in the global transvaginal mesh litigation. She served on the trial team against Mentor Worldwide and its parent company Johnson & Johnson that obtained a $4.4 million dollar verdict.

Her experience working has proved invaluable to not only her clients but also to other victims of defective medical products and dangers prescription medications. Ms. Cornell is currently working with victims of defective hernia mesh products and 3M Combat Arms Earplugs to help hold manufacturers accountable for their defective devices. She also assists victims of personal injury accidents in getting compensation for their injuries.

Ms. Cornell was appointed in 2019 and reappointed in 2020 to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee by the Honorable Casey Rodgers of the United States District Court of the Northern District of Florida in the 3M Combat Arms Earplug Product Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2885. She was also appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Proceed Mesh Litigation (Proceed Surgical Mesh and Proceed Ventral Patch Hernia Mesh), Case No. 630, in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Atlantic County.

In her spare time, Ms. Cornell is an active member of the legal community. She has been named a Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers and has been a Rising Star recipient from 2017 – 2020, which is an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys. Ms. Cornell is a board member of Texas Women Rainmakers, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which is a Houston-based organization aimed at empowering women through education, mentorship and networking to advance themselves in the legal field. She is a member of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association, where she currently serves as a member of the board of directors. She is also the former treasurer for the Law Practice Management Section of the Houston Bar Association and the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation.

Ms. Cornell received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work at Grand Valley State University before attending Michigan State University College of Law, where she received Dean’s List recognition. While in her home state of Michigan, she worked as a probation officer in the 59th District Court, served as a Law Clerk to Judge F. Kay Behm in The Probate Court For The County of Genesee, and as a Law Clerk to Judge Joseph J. Farah of the 7th Circuit Court.

Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., Dean’s List, 2012
Grand Valley State University, B.A. in Social Work, 2009

Bar Admissions
State of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas