Baltimore, MD

Widely regarded CLM Claims College is back for in-person instruction this coming September, and one of the instructors is trial lawyer Kathryn “Kate” Whitlock, partner with the Atlanta office of Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman.

“I’m ecstatic to be back in-person at Claims College, which truly is an exceptional program for individuals in the industry advancing real-life skills they will utilized in their daily practice,” said Whitlock. Whitlock has been tapped as an instructor in the college of professional liability on Ethical Claims Handling and Avoiding Bad Faith.

CLM’s renowned Claims College is comprised of eleven specialty schools which focus on issues ranging from construction, cyber, professional liability and more in a three-level program. Upon completion of the program, students earn their Certified Claims Professional designation. “Claims College was established by CLM more than a decade ago, seeking out top talent and thought leaders like Whitlock, to create and teach courses within their areas of expertise,” said Daniel Berman, chairman of WSHB. “The instructors are the best and the brightest in the industry.”

“It is an incredible educational opportunity, stakeholders from all sides of the equation come together, collaborate, network, build deep friendships all while upping their proverbial game with practical tools they can take back home to their respective practices,” explained Whitlock. “Personally, I always leave the event energized with the brilliant minds I encounter and free sharing of strategies and ideas.”

CLM’s Claims College takes place in Baltimore, Maryland from September 7, 2022- September 10, 2022.

Kate Whitlock has spent her entire career defending people accused of not doing their jobs right. Whatever the accusation, defendants trust she has their back. Kate works tirelessly to untangle complicated issues to protect her clients' reputations and livelihood. She aims to resolve litigation or disputes promptly so that her clients can get back to focusing on what they do best – their work. A tactful negotiator and persuasive communicator, Kate is a force to be reckoned with in a courtroom or alternative dispute forum. She has tried more than 60 cases to verdict in state and federal courts. Her advocacy in the appellate courts is equally notable, often being hired by other lawyers after an unfavorable trial outcome. Recently, she won a landmark case in the Georgia Supreme Court that changed how attorneys structure contracts for legal services. Outside of the courts, she represents clients in arbitration, mediation, and before licensing agencies. Her track record has earned her notable honors and widespread recognition by her peers.

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