Katherine A. Munter graduated in 1992 from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she was an editor of Comm/Ent, Hastings’ Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law. Ms. Munter received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French Literature from Stanford University in 1987. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Munter served as a Trial Clerk for the Judges for the United States Tax Court in Washington D.C. from 1987 through 1989.
With over 20 years of experience in the field, Ms. Munter’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and business litigation, providing advice on liability and property claims including environmental, products, technology, intellectual property, commercial disputes, construction, and employment. She also has significant experience handing bad faith claims and disputes between insurers. In addition, Ms. Munter has experience defending agents and brokers and has assisted insurer clients in drafting policy language and working with the California Department of Insurance. Ms. Munter has trial and appellate experience in state and federal courts throughout California and extensive experience representing insurers and insureds in mediation and arbitration. She regularly provides clients with in-house seminars and training on coverage, bad faith and employment issues.
Ms. Munter is a former member of the Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court and an active member of the San Francisco and California Bar Associations. Appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom in January, 2005, she currently serves on the City’s Commission on the Status of Women and is the Commission’s immediate past President. A native San Franciscan, Ms. Munter is active in a number of civic and community organizations, including the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center and Catholic Charities.