MLG Automotive Law Kathryn Harvey 2017-11-22T19:35:55+00:00
Kathryn Harvey




  • University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 2005)
  • San Diego State University (B.S., 1999)


  • California State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

Kathryn Harvey earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science for Education from San Diego State University in 1999. After graduating from San Diego State, Harvey spent a year working on the Mississippi Queen, a steamboat cruising along the Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee Rivers.

Upon returning to San Diego, Harvey attended the University of San Diego School of Law, graduating in 2005 in the top of her class. While attending law school, Harvey received honors for representing indigent clients at the school’s Civil Law Clinic. Harvey was also named “Best Advocate” in her legal research and writing class and was a member of Phi Delta Phi, an honors legal society.

Since joining MLG Automotive Law, Harvey has represented a wide range of automotive clients, on a local and national basis, and has helped to litigate some of the most important cases in the automotive industry. She has taken on some of the largest companies in the world, including prosecuting national class action cases against General Motors, Volkswagen, BMW and Toyota. Harvey has also filed a number of lawsuits on behalf of terminated dealers, including wrongfully terminated General Motors, Chrysler and Nissan dealers from across the United States.

A true advocate for her clients, Harvey has also championed a number of wrongful death and consumer fraud cases against General Motors, Chrysler and Jeep, among others, in an effort to hold the manufacturers responsible for those times when they have put consumer lives at risk.

Harvey’s dedication to her clients has paid off. For each of the past three years, Harvey achieved the honor of being named to Southern California Rising Stars – a distinction given to those attorneys who are under 40 and have demonstrated remarkable excellence in the profession. The Rising Stars distinction is limited to just 2.5 percent of the attorneys under 40 in the state.

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