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Kathy Palter

Serving as an attorney-mediator with the business litigation firm of Palter Sims Martinez PLLC, Kathy Palter is actively involved in community arts and education endeavors. She is serving a two-year term on the advisory board of Echo Theatre, a theatre company dedicated to performing plays “by women for everyone” at the Bath House Cultural Center. With her husband John, she has been engaged for several years with SVP (Social Venture Partners)/Dallas. Previously, Palter served on the board of HP Arts, a non-profit supporting arts education in the Highland Park ISD, on the Publicity and Website committees, and as President in 2012-13. She is a member of Attorneys Serving the Community, and has volunteered with “Collegiate STEPS,” a program sponsored by Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of Greater Dallas that provides mentoring to high school students as they proceed through the college application process. When her children were in school, she was an active member of the HPHS Highlander Band Boosters and co-chaired the Spirit Committee from 2010 to 2013, having served as Publicity Chair for the HP middle school band program from 2008 to 2010. She volunteered extensively with the Ursuline Academy Performing Arts Department. She is a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Association of Mediators. She also served as 2010-2011 Chair of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church Parish Council where she is an active parishioner, Stewardship Task Force member, 6th Grade Sunday School teacher and choir member. Palter received her law degree from the University of Texas at Austin and completed her undergraduate degree (in History) at the University of Rochester in upstate New York.

Attorney-Mediator, Palter Sims Martinez PLLC
Officer, Board of Directors of Echo Theatre
Partner, Social Venture Partners, Dallas
Member, Attorneys Serving the Community
Past Board President, HP Arts
Member, Dallas Bar Association
Member, Texas Association of Mediators

  • US Small Business Association - SVOG
    US Small Business Association - SVOG
  • City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture
    City of Dallas Office of Arts and Culture
  • Hillcrest
  • Texas Womens Foundation
    Texas Womens Foundation
  • Texas Commission on the Arts
    Texas Commission on the Arts
  • American Airlines
    American Airlines
  • Tyler Foundation
    Tyler Foundation
  • Mid American Arts Alliance
    Mid American Arts Alliance
  • Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust
    Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust
  • George Family Foundation - Next Generation Fund
    George Family Foundation - Next Generation Fund
  • Moody Fund for the Arts
    Moody Fund for the Arts
  • Total IT
    Total IT