About the Attorney
katie s. phang
Katie S. Phang is a trial attorney and media relations and crisis management consultant. She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law after earning her B.A. in Political Science (with an International Relations concentration) from Yale University. Her practice focuses on commercial litigation, family law, real estate litigation, hospitality litigation, and criminal defense & special investigations. Katie has been awarded the AV-Preeminent Rating in Litigation, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, & Family Law, and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Corporate and Business Law for several years. She recently authored and edited the 10th Edition of the “Florida Practitioner’s Guide: Civil Trial Preparation”, which is “designed to guide the attorney through all phases of trial preparation, from interviewing the client to preparing the closing argument and jury instructions.”
Katie also provides strategic communications guidance through times of crisis. Through her legal and media experience, she creates and executes imminent event horizon and long-term plans to prepare for an expected crisis or to handle a current one. In addition, Katie also provides media training for television, radio, and digital media appearances through group or individualized sessions.
Katie serves as an Adjunct Professor of Litigation Skills at the University of Miami School of Law and is a recent Past-President of the Miami-Dade Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She is the Chair of a Florida Bar Grievance Committee and is a Presidential Appointee to the Board of Directors of the University of Miami Law Alumni Association.
Katie has provided legal analysis for network and cable news since 2005. Currently a Legal Contributor for NBC News/MSNBC, Katie leverages her significant trial experience to provide analysis and commentary on the latest legal issues across the globe. The principal and founder of her own law firm, Katie S. Phang, P.A., Katie chose the North Star as her logo “because it is [her firm’s] sincere desire to be a source of stability during some of your darkest hours.”