Cathy began her legal career with a Washington, D.C.-based estate planning firm and is delighted to return to the practice, focusing on estate planning, probate, and trust administration.
She has held several prominent public policy positions in Washington, including Chief Counsel with the Constitution Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary of the U.S. House of Representatives, Director of Communication for the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Senior Legal Fellow for the Family Research Council
Cathy is a long-time Governor of Ave Maria School of Law and has been a frequent lecturer for the Blackstone Legal Fellowship.
Cathy received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Georgetown University (1989) and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication from the University of South Florida (1986). She is also a graduate of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.
Cathy was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa from Franciscan University and an Abraham Lincoln Graduate Fellowship in Constitutional Government from the Claremont Institute.
She is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court.
When not practicing law, Cathy can be found working with young children who struggle with Dyslexia. She and her daughters study piano, harp, and voice; her husband, Austin, is a patient audience.