Katharina Kreye Alcorn

Katharina Kreye Alcorn

Director and Chair of the Cost Containment Section
Richmond, Virginia

Ms. Alcorn is a partner with the firm.  When she was promoted to ‘Of Counsel’ in 2013 she was named Chair of the firm’s Medical Cost Containment Section. Ms. Alcorn is widely considered a subject matter expert in the specialized field of medical cost containment in both workers’ compensation and liability contexts. Ms. Alcorn leads a team of attorneys and staff dedicated to zealous representation of employers, insurers, and claim administrators in cases involving medical bill payment disputes. Ms. Alcorn is routinely invited by employers, insurers, and claim administrators to train their employees regarding the complex statutory framework associated with handling and resolving medical cost containment claims. In addition to her work with medical cost containment, Ms. Alcorn also serves as defense counsel in Heart-Lung Presumption claims and auto liability cases. Ms. Alcorn was selected as special counsel for the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as several municipalities across the state.

Ms. Alcorn has successfully argued cases before numerous Circuit Courts across the Commonwealth, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, as well as the Supreme Court of Virginia. In addition, Ms. Alcorn served as lead defense counsel in a jury trial that resulted in a defense verdict. Ms. Alcorn single handedly uncovered and investigated several medical providers for improper medical billing in workers’ compensation cases. Based on her hard work and preparation, clients were able to save thousands of dollars of improper medical bills. For more information on this ground breaking case please see Fredericksburg Orthopaedic Associates v. Fredericksburg Machine & Steel, LLC, 62 Va. App. 83, 741 S.E.2d 813 (2013).

Ms. Alcorn is an active member of the Richard Bar Association and the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association. In addition to her legal work, Ms. Alcorn is dedicated to her husband and three small children.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Insurance Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Cost Containment
  • Automobile Accidents

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2004
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2004
    • Law Journal: Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Managing Editor, 2003 - 2004
    • Law Journal: Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, Associate Solicitations Editor, 2002 - 2003
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • B.A. cum laude - 2001
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Published Works

  • House Bill 1083: Solving Runaway Medical Costs in Workers’ Compensation Cases or Spawning More Litigation? – Claimsman 2014

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, Virginia Rising Stars, 2016 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association