University of North Carolina, B.A.
University of North Carolina
School of Law (2013)
North Carolina (2014)
Committees & Bar Involvement
- Mecklenburg County
Bar Estate Planning & Probate Section
- Co-Chair, North Carolina Bar Association Fiduciary Litigation Committee
704.302.1305 (direct dial)
BIO: Kathryn G. Buckner
As a two-time graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Kati bleeds Carolina blue. Her undergraduate studies in political science led her to the North Carolina General Assembly in 2008, where she began a two-year career as a communications liaison. Beginning law school at Carolina in 2010, Kati participated in a variety of clinics and organizations, including the Juvenile Justice Clinic and the American Constitutional Society. During law school, Kati served as a law-student clerk at both the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Her work in the courts helped to develop her love for dissecting case law and her meticulous eye for detail. Following law school, Kati worked as an associate attorney for a firm in her hometown Greensboro, NC, with a broad litigation practice, including a great deal of courtroom and trial time.
For the last three years, Kati has been working as a full-time yoga and meditation teacher and corporate mindfulness consultant. With a newfound outlook on the importance of mindfulness in the law, Kati is enthusiastic about helping you take a mindful approach towards achieving your legal goals.
Publications & Presentations
CLE Presenter: Recent Developments in Guardianships, North Carolina Bar Center, Cary, North Carolina, November 2018.
"Guardianships," Fiduciary Litigation Manual, North Carolina Bar Association Publications (November 2018).
CLE Presenter: Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity, Mecklenburg County Bar Center, January 2018.
Co-author, “A New Tool Against Granny Snatching,” The Will & The Way, Volume 35, No. 4 (October 2016)
Co-author, “Fiduciary Litigation Update: Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Trusts,” The Will & The Way, Volume 33, No. 3, May 2014 (with David Lewis, Johnston Allison & Hord)
Author, “Elderly Fraud,” The Will & The Way, Volume 33, No. 1 (November 2013)
Author, “Punctilios Without Privilege?” The Will & The Way, Volume 32, No. 1, October 2012
Author, “Dust to Dust,” The Will & The Way, Volume 31, No. 3, April 2012
Co-author, “Bank Liability May Increase,” Charlotte Business Journal, Nov. 2, 2012 (with Brent Rosser, Hunton & Williams)
Presenter, Estate Tax Legislative Update, (Jan. 2011); Fiduciary Litigation Update (Jan. 2014)