Katelyn Babson is an associate attorney based in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, where she focuses her practice in workers’ compensation defense.  A Raleigh native, Katelyn defended insurance carriers and employers throughout the state before returning to her hometown to work for CSH.

Katelyn earned her law degree from Campbell University School of Law, where she was the recipient of the prestigious Dean’s Scholarship. While in law school, she served as a Senior Staff Writer for the Law Observer. Upon graduation in 2014, Katelyn received the NC Advocates for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Award for her excellence in litigation. Prior to law school, Katelyn graduated cum laude from University of North Carolina Wilmington with degrees in Political Science and English.

Katelyn was recently named among the Best Lawyers in America® 2021 Ones to Watch in the fields of Criminal Defense – White Collar and Workers’ Compensation – Defense.  This is the inaugural edition of the Ones to Watch list which honors outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States for attorneys who have been in practice for five to nine years.

Katelyn serves as the Ambassador for the Triangle, NC Chapter of the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation. The AWWC is a national organization of engaged female leaders committed to discussing challenges and emerging trends in the Workers’ Compensation industry. Katelyn leads the Triangle Chapter in furthering the organization’s goal of providing an environment that allows for open dialogue on industry-specific topics resulting in idea sharing, problem-solving, and networking.

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Realizing Retiree Comp Rates

When using an AWW from employment other than that which caused the injury is actually appropriate. Plaintiff was last injuriously exposed to asbestos… Read More


Katelyn Babson Appointed AWWC Ambassador

Katelyn Babson | Workers' Comp Attorney Raleigh

Katelyn Babson, an attorney in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner LLP, was recently nominated to serve as the Ambassador for the Triangle Chapter of the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation (AWWC).  She was appointed to the position in April 2018. … Read More