Katherine J. Noa
Katherine J. Noakjnoa@burnswhite.com
Katherine Noa is an attorney with the Healthcare and Long-Term Care Group at Burns White, where she focuses her practice on defending doctors, hospitals, and long-term healthcare facilities against professional and general liability claims.
Ms. Noa has focused her legal career on civil litigation defense. Prior to joining Burns White, she was an attorney at a mid-size litigation firm in Norristown, Pennsylvania, where she focused her practice on professional liability defense and appellate practice. Ms. Noa then worked at a medical malpractice litigation firm in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, where she focused on defending doctors, nurses, physician groups, and hospitals against a wide array of professional liability claims. Most recently, Ms. Noa worked at a mid-size general litigation firm where she served clients in matters related to premises liability, employment and civil rights, personal injury, and insurance coverage.
Ms. Noa received her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law in 2013, where she was a published member of the Villanova Law Review and served on the board as a Managing Editor of Student Works. Ms. Noa served as a Teaching Assistant for Legal Writing, and worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Jacqueline C. Cody of the Court of Common Pleas for Chester County.
Upon graduating law school, Ms. Noa clerked for the Honorable Shawn D. Meyers of the Court of Common Pleas for Franklin and Fulton Counties in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. In July 2015, Katherine served as a panelist at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on a panel focusing on the legal and practical implications of utilizing courthouse facility dogs in various courtroom settings.
Ms. Noa graduated from Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in History. She interned at the Virginia War Museum and was a member of the Mighty Marching Captains Color Guard.
Ms. Noa is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, as well as the Eastern, Middle, and Western Districts of Pennsylvania. In March of 2018, Ms. Noa was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States, at an admission ceremony in Washington, DC.
Ms. Noa was previously involved in the Montgomery County Child Advocacy Project as a child advocate, as well as the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia. She enjoys being involved in her local community at the Township and County levels. She lives with her husband and two young boys in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Areas of Law
- Healthcare and Long-Term Care
- Professional Liability
- Appellate Practice
- Villanova University School of Law (J.D., 2013)
- Christopher Newport University (B.A., 2009)
Bar and Court Admissions
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
- United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- Supreme Court of the United States
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Philadelphia Bar Association
- Villanova Law Review, Managing Editor of Student Works
- United Way of Southern Chester County
- “Navigating the Second Amendment Crossfire: The Third Circuit Triggers Working Methodology” in United States v. Marzzarella and United States v. Barton, 57 Vill. L. Rev. 711 (December 2012), subsequently featured in a Symposium held by the Charlotte School of Law, NC (March 2014)
- Panelist, “Should PA Trial Court go to the Dogs?”, Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges Annual Meeting, July 2015