Kathy Van Every

Passionate About Business

Passionate about serving business owners, I am devoted to those who are equally passionate about their companies. I support the entrepreneur looking for someone with uncommon experience, dedication to excellence and continuing commitment to their success.

Experience Matters

Before entering private practice, I was the Vice President and General Counsel of a $2.2B defense contractor where I personally handled a broad range of complex legal and business issues. My career also encompassed leading and managing contracts and subcontracts professionals and pricing. A successful and diverse career with Fortune 50, mid-sized aerospace and defense companies, enables me to bring a breadth of comprehensive knowledge and experience to you.

Key Experience:

  • Government Contracts & Subcontracts
  • Business Law
  • Supplier Management
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business Ethics & Compliance
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Deal Structuring & Negotiations
  • International Contracts
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial Leases
  • Export Control & Trade Compliance
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • New Business Start-Ups
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Oil & Gas Leases
  • Mediation and Dispute Resolution

I Believe:

  • Your company deserves a lawyer who provides the right information at the right time, so you can make the best decision
  • Anticipating and preventing problems is good for business because many problems can be avoided
  • Complex legal and regulatory issues can be unraveled and simplified
  • Preserving and nurturing business relationships enhances your “bottom line”
  • It’s my job to find workable solutions so you can focus on managing your business


  • Rutgers University School of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors
  • Webster University, MBA with Distinction
  • California State University at Long Beach, B.S. Finance

Professional Memberships

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Counsel
  • Frisco Chamber of Commerce

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor for Business Law and Contracts, Texas A&M-Commerce
  • Volunteer Attorney with Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas Legal Aid
  • Serve on the Advisory Team for Inspired STEPS, Inc., a 501(c)(3)


  • Licensed to practice law in Texas and Pennsylvania
  • Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States Court of International Trade
  • United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Federal Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Qualified Texas Court Appointed Mediator

I am also a veteran of the U.S. Army (Military Intelligence) and served in Desert Storm.

Kathy Van Every has been a valuable addition to our company. Ewing Engineered Solutions is a small company that primarily contracts on several levels with the Federal Government and large Prime Contractors. Kathy has been our attorney for a while now. We retained her to bring our company into compliance with Federal contract law however …

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