Attorney Katrina Hudson is an associate at Simmons Hanly Conroy where she currently focuses her practice on the firm’s prescription opioid litigation.

As a member of the Complex Litigation Department, Katrina has been diligently working under the firm’s leadership to redress the harm that so many communities around the country have suffered as a result of the opioid epidemic. Katrina plays an integral role in the discovery phase of this landmark litigation. Her duties include serving as the main client contact, conducting client interviews and preparing witnesses, managing e-discovery, document collection and production; reviewing documents; preparing written discovery; as well as taking and defending depositions.

Katrina is driven by a deep passion for justice, equality, and transparency within the justice system.

“I want to affect change in the world around me from a legal standpoint and be an advocate and voice for others,” she said.

Prior to joining Simmons Hanly Conroy, Katrina held an associate position at a small defense firm, focusing on municipal liability and construction lawsuits. She also served as an Assistant City Counselor for the City of St. Louis where she managed personal injury, property damage and contract lawsuits. She is admitted to practice law in Missouri (2016) and the United States District Court Eastern District of Missouri (2017). Her practice areas are complex and civil litigation.

“Simmons Hanly Conroy is a firm of hardworking, compassionate attorneys – and I am proud to be a part of that team,” Katrina said. “Our goal is to help clients successfully navigate the justice system while bringing attention to pressing, important issues in our society. It is an important role and one I am honored to have.”

In 2016, Katrina graduated with her Juris Doctorate degree from the St. Louis University School of Law. While in law school, she was named a Thomas J. White Dean’s Scholar, selected to participate in the ABA Judicial Clerkship Program (2015), and was an inductee in the Theodore McMillian American Inn of Court (2014). Katrina earned a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 2012. That same year, she studied abroad in Dakar, Senegal where she was selected to serve as a student intern for the International Committee of the Red Cross. She is also fluent in French.

Katrina is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Omicron Eta Omega Chapter in St. Louis, Missouri. Katrina is also serving her second term as chairperson of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mound City Bar Association.

Practice Areas:

  • Complex Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2017
  • Missouri, 2016

Representative Experience:

  • Complex Litigation
    • Opioids
  • Civil Litigation

Affiliations:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated
  • Mound City Bar Association

Education:

  • St. Louis University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2016
  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Global Studies, 2012