Everett Gaskins Hancock LLP, Attorneys and Counselors at Law

Dedicated Advocacy. Practical Solutions.


Katie's practice focuses on personal injury, premises liability, and wrongful death matters. As a former prosecutor, Katie gained both trial experience working with law enforcement officers in investigating and prosecuting motor vehicle fatalities. That knowledge and skill is put to use representing clients who have been injured or lost loved ones as a result of someone else's negligence on the road. Katie also works with clients who have been injured while visiting a business, as a result of a slip or trip, or other condition at the business. Katie believes litigation can be a powerful tool to encourage businesses to make safety a priority.

Katie has been an active member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice since 2014 and previously served on the Auto Torts Executive Committee. She has also been invited to speak to classes at Wake Forest School of Law on topics of trial practice and civil litigation. Katie loves greyhounds dearly, including her own retiree Noodle. Her tennis game is a work in progress, but her 2.5 singles team proudly brought home a state championship in Fall 2022.

Past Results Include:


  • $90,000 settlement for customer of big box retailer who required total knee replacement after he slipped and fell on an orange accidentally swept into the aisle by a store employee (2022)
  • $425,000 settlement for young woman who fell on defective exit ramp outside of a popular NC bar, suffering a fractured foot that led to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome ("CRPS") (2002)
  • $100,000 workers compensation death benefit settlement for 21-year-old temporary warehouse employee shot and killed by co-worker. (2022)
  • $710,000 global settlement for a high school student, who suffered permanent partial vision loss as a result of an incident in gym class. (2021)
  • $450,000 global settlement for a husband and wife against builder, subcontractor, and maintenance company, where wife suffered permanent neurological damage from mold exposure due to a design flaw in the HVAC system of their newly constructed home. (2021)
  • Confidential settlement in wrongful death claim on behalf of estate of beloved husband and father killed when struck by SUV while on foot. (2020)
  • $250,000 settlement for a minor child and mother, after her child was injured in a drive-by shooting of a home daycare where the child was a participant. (2019)
  • $160,000 settlement in a medical malpractice claim for a teenage girl, who was repeatedly administered two to three times the appropriate dosage of medication for bi-polar disorder while at a residential treatment facility. (2019)
  • $80,000 settlement for a former police officer who suffered lung damage after exposure to natural gas while directing traffic away from the site of a leak. (2019)
  • $80,000 settlement for a woman, whose nail was punctured during an acrylic nail application, which resulted in three blood infections and insertion of a PICC-line. (2018) 

DISCLAIMER: The outcome of a particular case cannot be predicated upon a lawyer's or a law firm's past results. Past results should not be construed as a representation that we will be successful with any particular case in the future, and not every case in which we have been involved has resulted in a favorable outcome. Settlements are the result of private negotiations between the parties involved that may be affected by factors other than the legal merits of a particular case.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Top of Class, Order of the Coif
  • Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina
    • B.A. - 2009
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Government

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina

Professional Associations

  • Wake County Bar Association, 2017 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association, 2017 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice, 2014 - Present


  • 2023 NC Business North Carolina's Legal Elite, 2023