Attorney Katrina Hudson is an associate at Simmons Hanly Conroy where she focuses her practice on helping individuals and families impacted by dangerous drugs and devices.

Katrina’s role on the Pharmaceutical Litigation Team is to review documents during the discovery phase. As an integral part of this group, she identifies the documents that trial attorneys need to help secure a successful outcome for clients. She is currently working as part of the Opioid Litigation Team where she seeks justice for clients harmed by large corporations that put profit over consumer safety.

“I’m very familiar with the type of feelings our clients go through,” Katrina said. “After going through a personal tragedy and losing my cousin, I watched the legal process unfold as it failed in many ways to achieve adequate justice for my family. From that point on, I knew I wanted to affect change in the world around me from a legal standpoint and to be an advocate and voice for others.”

Prior to joining SHC, Katrina was an associate, 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.

“SHC 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). She received a bachelor’s degree 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 involved in the Mound City Bar Association as chairperson of the Young Lawyers Committee. She is also the Mound City Bar Association Liaison for the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL) Young Lawyers Division.

Practice Areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions:

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

Representative Experience:

  • Complex Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation


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