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Katie Tipper-McWhorter


Katie Tipper-McWhorter is a graduate of the University of Houston Law Center, where she earned her law degree in 2012. While in school, she participated in the Moot Court Team, and was a finalist in the Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition in 2012. Ms. Tipper-McWhorter also has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with a minor in French from Southern Methodist University.

Ms. Tipper-McWhorter’s practice focuses on fiduciary duty litigation and complex commercial litigation. She routinely handles cases involving breach of fiduciary duties, fraud and misrepresentation, contract claims, DTPA litigation, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, probate and trust litigation, and professional liability. She has experience representing multi-national Fortune 500 companies, commercial real estate developers and landlords, oil and gas consulting firms, trust officers, banking institutions, and high net-worth individuals in all matters of estate and trust litigation.

A Houston native, Ms. Tipper-McWhorter is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts. She is a member of the Texas and Houston Bar Associations, the Association of Women Attorneys Houston Chapter, and the Houston Young Lawyers Association.

Prior to working with Hicks Thomas LLP, Ms. Tipper-McWhorter served as an associate at another law firm in Texas, where she first joined the team as a law clerk in 2011. She also completed an internship in 2010 with The Honorable Diane Bull at Harris County Criminal Court in Houston.

Outside of her practice, Ms. Tipper-McWhorter enjoys traveling, reading, painting, and playing golf. She is also an avid supporter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and has volunteered her time as a team captain for the 2016 “Man & Woman of the Year” campaign, which raises funds for blood cancer in honor of LLS survivors. She has also served as a volunteer at Texas Children’s Hospital.


University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2012)

Southern Methodist University (B.A., 2008)

Professional Associations

Sits on the board for Our Lady of Guadalupe School

Junior League of Houston

Texas Bar Association

Houston Bar Association

Houston Young Lawyers Association

Association of Women Attorneys Houston Chapter

Honors and Distinctions

Nominated for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year in 2014

Katie Tipper-McWhorter
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