Katryna Watkins has been with Flowers Davis since 2019, practicing in the areas of oil and gas litigation and real estate litigation. She came to Tyler from Austin, where she earned her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas in Austin. Before joining Flowers Davis, Katryna worked for Special Counsel, where she conducted extensive document, privilege and privacy reviews for large-scale corporations.
While in law school, Katryna worked as a legal intern for the Travis County Attorney’s Office, where she assisted with the prosecution of misdemeanor cases. She also served as a Law Clerk at the Travis County Courthouse under the supervision of the Honorable Judge Lora Livingston and Associate Judge Aurora Martinez Jones. In the private sector, Katryna has clerked at the law firm of Duggins Wren Mann & Romero, as well as McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore, LLP. During these experiences, Katryna was exposed to the practical application of many areas of the law, including probable cause arrests, worker’s compensation rights, property rights, child welfare issues, responsibilities for common carrier pipeline companies, commercial landlord-tenant rights, and disability sensitivity training, among others. Further, she has extensive second-chair trial experience and has drafted trademark applications for the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Further, Katryna has attended numerous hearings at the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), and the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH).
Katryna has a strong passion for advocating for the underserved, which she demonstrated in her work as a Student Attorney for the University of Texas Domestic Violence Clinic, and also when serving as a volunteer for a women’s rights organization in Rio de Janeiro.
Outside of work, Katryna enjoys doing anything that puts a smile on the faces of her two young children. She loves spending time with her family on the water, particularly fishing. She also enjoys reading, photography, playing board games, and visiting local attractions.
The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX, Juris Doctorate, May 2017
The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., magna cum laude, Sociology & African American Studies, May 2013
State Bar of Texas, 2017
Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, Member
Intellectual Entrepreneurship (Pre-Law), Mentor to Undergraduates
Themis Bar Review, Campus Representative
Liberal Arts Council
Minority Women Pursuing Law
Gamma Beta Phi National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Sociology Honors Program
Studied African Diaspora in the Americas, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Summer 2012
HONORS & AWARDS
The University of Texas at Austin, Dean’s Honor List, 2009 – 2012
Special Honors in African American Studies
National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Oil & Gas Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
State Bar of Texas
Volunteer, feminist organization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Summer 2012
Mentor, Communities in Schools