Kathleen  Kilanowski

Kathleen Kilanowski

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While Kathleen Kilanowski represents the needs of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide range of legal matters, her primary focus is practicing real estate litigation, construction litigation, and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Kilanowski has the knowledge and experience needed to provide clients with hard-hitting and aggressive legal counsel. She has represented the interests of over a hundred bankers, lenders, creditors, and mortgage servicers.

Additionally she has provided legal services to hundreds of property owners’ associations and developers in a variety of matters, including:

  • Foreclosures
  • Title and lien holder disputes
  • Evictions
  • Receiverships
  • Tax suits
  • Restrictive covenant enforcement
  • Construction defects
  • Negligence
  • Insurance coverage
  • Breach of contract
  • Municipal ordinance violations
  • Condemnations
  • Non-profit association governance
  • Fiduciary duties
  • Secured and unsecured debt collection
  • Post-judgment collections

There are few lawyers in Texas as well-versed in mortgage, homeowners’ association and condominium association foreclosures.

As a native to Dallas, Kilanowski is an active member of the community. She graduated from Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Leadership Class and is a Fellow of the DAYL Foundation and a former member of the Dallas Bar Associations prestigious Vision 2020 Committee. She is currently a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, as well as, the Dallas Bar Association. From 2006 to 2012, Ms. Kilanowski served on the Ursuline Academy of Dallas Alumnae Association Board. She now serves as a member of the Ursuline Professional Women’s Networking Group. Additional civic activities include the Junior League of Dallas and underwriting committees of other local philanthropies.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Law Review: The Scholar, Associate Editor, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Illinois
    • B.S. - 2002
    • Major: Health Planning Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, 2006 - Present
  • Dallas Chapter of the St. Mary’s Law Alumni Association
  • Ursuline Professional Women’s Networking Group
  • Barrister of William “Mac” Taylor Inn of Court
  • Fellow of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Chi Omega