Kathlyn Hufstetler Elevated to Partner and Head of Property Tax Division at Patel Gaines

Firm News

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kathlyn Hufstetler to the position of Partner and Head of the Property Tax Division, effective January 22, 2024. This promotion is a recognition of Kathlyn's exceptional legal acumen, dedication to client success, and significant contributions to the firm's growth.


About Kathlyn Hufstetler:

Kathlyn joined Patel Gaines in 2015 as a law clerk, steadily progressing through the ranks to become a Senior Associate and Junior Partner With an unwavering commitment to excellence, Kathlyn has played a pivotal role in expanding the firm's footprint in the legal landscape. Her journey with the firm reflects not only her professional prowess but also her dedication and loyalty, having been an integral part of Patel Gaines since February 2015.


Kathlyn earned her law degree at St. Mary’s University, where she was involved in the Woman's Law Association, Phi Delta Phi, St Mary's Law Journal, and Mock Trial. Kathlyn attended the University of Texas–Pan American and earned her bachelor’s degree in business management


Expertise in Property Tax Matters:

In her new role as Head of the Property Tax Division, Kathlyn will lead the firm's efforts in providing unparalleled expertise in property tax law. With a keen understanding of the complexities surrounding property taxation, Kathlyn is poised to guide clients through ever-evolving legal landscapes and contribute to the firm's reputation as a leader in this field. Patel Gaines has continually been recognized as a premier Property Tax Litigation Firm and this promotion highlights PG’s commitment towards growing its presence in exemption, special appeals, and all other areas of litigation.


Firm Growth and Vision:

Kathlyn's promotion aligns seamlessly with Patel Gaines' commitment to growth and innovation. As a full partner, she will continue to contribute to the firm's strategic vision, providing valuable insights and leadership to maintain our position at the forefront of the legal industry.




Rahul B. Patel, Managing Partner at Patel Gaines:  "We are thrilled to announce Kathlyn Hufstetler's well-deserved promotion to Partner and Head of the Property Tax Division at Patel Gaines. Kathlyn has been an integral part of our firm's journey, showcasing not only legal expertise but also an unwavering commitment to our clients and the values that define us. Kathlyn's progression through the ranks is a testament to her exceptional skills and dedication. As she assumes the leadership role in our Property Tax Division, we are confident that her innovative thinking and strategic vision will further elevate the quality of service we provide to our clients. At Patel Gaines, we believe in recognizing and fostering talent within our ranks. Kathlyn's promotion is not just a celebration of her achievements but a reinforcement of our commitment to growth and excellence. We look forward to witnessing the continued impact of her leadership on our firm and the clients we proudly serve. Congratulations, Kathlyn, on this milestone in your career. We are excited to have you as a partner in steering Patel Gaines towards new heights of success."



Grant M. Gaines, Partner at Patel Gaines:  "Kathlyn's promotion is a testament to her exceptional skills and dedication. We are confident that, in her new role, she will continue to drive excellence and contribute significantly to the success of our clients and the firm as a whole.  It’s not just her commitment that has her poised to lead this firm – it’s her tenacity for ensuring the highest level of client-service that makes her special.”




Kathlyn Hufstetler, Partner and Head of Property Tax Division: "I am truly honored and enthusiastic about taking on the role of Partner and leading the Property Tax Division at Patel Gaines. This is not just a promotion for me; it's a commitment to the continued growth and success of our firm. Patel Gaines has always been more than a workplace for me; it's a community of dedicated professionals who share a common vision for excellence. In this new capacity, I am eager to contribute to the firm's expansion, leveraging our collective strengths to explore new opportunities and markets. My vision is not just about growing the firm in size but about deepening our impact and influence within the legal landscape. I see this as a chance to innovate, to explore untapped potential, and to enhance the value we provide to our clients. Our success has always been a collaborative effort, and I am excited to lead a team of talented individuals toward new heights.  I am confident that, together, we can solidify Patel Gaines as a beacon of legal excellence. This is not just a professional milestone for me; it's an opportunity to shape the future of our firm. I am committed to fostering an environment of collaboration, continuous learning, and client satisfaction. Let's embark on this journey together, and I look forward to the exciting chapters we will write as a firm."