Katherine Venti has over 25 years of diverse litigation experience in state and federal courts where she concentrates on representing clients facing products liability, personal injury, and business related legal disputes and bringing such disputes to successful resolution.



Practice Experience

In the area of products liability, Ms. Venti has represented large and small equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, product distributors, and suppliers in a multitude of serious injury cases. She also has extensive experience in representing a number of companies in asbestos injury cases, other toxic tort cases, and maritime accidents. She is a skilled litigator and advocate who expertly balances her clients’ business and professional priorities with the stressors and requirements of litigation. 

Professional Involvement

Ms. Venti’s involvement in the legal profession is dedicated to the development and continuation of a diverse, ethical, civil, and congenial practice of law through her commitment as:

  • Immediate Past Chair of PB&L’s Litigation practice group
  • Member, PB&L’s Hiring Committee Member
  • Member, PB&L’s Diversity Committee
  • Chair,  Local Rules Advisory Committee for the United States District Court, District of Utah 
  • Member, Advisory Committee for the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct
  • Vice Chair, Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court
  • Mentor, Utah State Bar Association’s New Lawyer Development Program
  • Past Member,  Utah Bar Character and Fitness Committee




Boston University School of Law (J.D. 1992)

Franklin & Marshall College (B.A. 1983)


United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Judicial Clerk, United States Magistrate Judge Peggy E. Patterson
(1992 - 1994)

Member, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Charleston, West Virginia
(1994 - 2001)

AV® Preeminent™ Rated
Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America since 2010.
2012 Salt Lake City Product Liability Litigation "Lawyer of the Year"
2015 Salt Lake City Product Liability Litigation - Defendants "Lawyer of the Year"

Listed as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in the Mountain States in Salt Lake Magazine (July 2013) and Mountain States Super Lawyers

Listed in 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Utah Legal Elite for Civil Litigation



American Bar Foundation, Lifetime Fellow

Utah Bar
(2002 - Present)

Salt Lake County Bar Association
(2002 - Present)

West Virginia Bar Association
(1992 - Present)

American Bar Association
Member; Product Liability Committee
(1999 - Present)

Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Member; Product Liability Committee
(2004 - Present)

Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (ADTA)
(2001 - Present)

International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Member
(2014 - Present)

Women Lawyers of Utah
(2002 - Present)


Past Board Member and Vice Chair, Current Governance Committee Member, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah

Past Board Member, Vice Chair and Chair, and Current Board Development Committee Member, YWCA Utah





West Virginia
U.S. Dist. Court, Dist. of Utah
U.S. Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of West Virginia
U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of West Virginia


Boston University School of Law