Kathleen M. Langley

Kathleen M. Langley

Managing Partner
Scottsdale, Arizona
480-609-9616 (Toll Free)
Kathleen Langley

Ms. Langley is the managing partner for the firm and has been a litigator since 1982. She has handled several California and Arizona state court jury trials to verdict involving wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury and dental malpractice claims, has co-tried several jury trials in Arizona with her partner and has handled hundreds of binding and non-binding ADR proceedings, including arbitrations and mediations. She handles a variety of cases, including personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice matters, particularly in the area of misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose melanoma. As managing partner, she supervises and mentors the firm's associate attorneys, paralegal and legal assistants and is responsible for teaching them trial practice skills. She has coached the firm's former and present associate attorneys in several Arizona jury trials to verdict.

Ms. Langley received her Juris Doctorate degree from San Francisco Law School in 1981 and is actively licensed in the States of Arizona and California. She is a member of the Arizona and California Bar Associations, American Board of Trial Advocates, Defense Research Institute, Maricopa County and Scottsdale Bar Associations and the Arizona Association of Defense Counsel. She is a trained mediator and co-taught mediation and negotiation courses at Stanford and Hastings Law Schools. She was a faculty member of the 2009 Arizona College of Trial Advocacy. Ms. Langley also has been a member of the Board of Directors for a Scottsdale community association and is currently on the Board of Directors for a charitable non-profit corporation dedicated to cancer research. In addition, she is a volunteer for HopeKids, a non-profit corporation dedicated to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Areas of Practice

  • Medical Malpractice for Misdiagnosis/Late Diagnosis of Skin Cancer patients - Plaintiffs
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Cases - Plaintiffs
  • Civil litigation - Plaintiffs and Defendants

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1982
  • Arizona, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1982


  • San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 1981
  • San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arizona Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Defense Research Association
  • Arizona Association of Defense Counsel
  • Damages Research Institute (DRI) Trial Tactics Steering Committee, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Advisory Board Member on national cancer foundation
  • Board Member, local community association
  • Volunteer, Hospice of the Valley
  • Former Advisory Board Member, non-profit corporation for prevention of child abuse
  • Faculty Member, Arizona College of Trial Advocacy
  • Volunteer for HopeKids, Inc.


  • English

The Langley Law Firm, P.C., provides legal services to the cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Tucson, Prescott, Flagstaff and Payson and to Maricopa County and Pima County in Arizona.