Katherine (Katie) Portner was admitted to the Mississippi Bar in 2018 and has been admitted to practice in all state and federal courts in Mississippi and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Katie was also admitted to the Tennessee Bar in 2017 and has been admitted to practice in all state courts in Tennessee.
Katie joined the firm in August 2018 after clerking for the Honorable Steven Stafford of the Tennessee Court of Appeals. While clerking, Katie dealt with all areas of civil law and wrote many opinions for Judge Stafford. After her year in west Tennessee, Katie returned home, to Cleveland, Mississippi, to practice law.
Katie attended Delta State University, graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in political science in 2014. She then attended law school at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. During law school, Katie was a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council and the Mississippi Law Journal, where she served on the Executive Board as an Executive Articles Editor. Katie also wrote an article titled Tinker’s Timeless Teaching: Why the Heckler’s Veto Should Not Be Allowed in Public High Schools, which is published in the 86th Volume of the Mississippi Law Journal. Katie graduated law school magna cum laude in May 2017.