Catherine E. Gaither

Of Counsel

Kate is a litigation associate who has focused her career on financial services and appellate law, handling state and federal appeals. She has extensive trial experience, having served as either lead or second chair attorney in trials in both state and federal court.

Prior to joining the firm, Kate practiced in the general commercial litigation section of a large international law firm. Her experience in general commercial litigation, banking litigation, and appellate practice enables her to provide comprehensive legal advice to her clients. Kate received intensive trial skills training from the National Institute of Trial Advocacy.

Practice Focus

Appeals, Financial Services, Litigation

Education

  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2007
    • Moot Court Board
  • University of Texas, B.B.A., 2004
    • Business Honors Program

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2007
  • United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
  • United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

Experience

  • Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from a district court decision regarding a national bank’s right to enforce a dragnet clause in loan documents
  • Appeal to the Court of Appeals for the Second District of Texas from a district court’s denial of a Pennsylvania resident’s special appearance
  • Petition the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reconsider adverse ruling against U.S. Diplomat after significant change in the law
  • Defense of national bank in breach of contract trial
  • Prosecution of multiple interpleader actions on behalf of national bank

Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Community

  • Junior League of Dallas
  • Genesis Women’s Shelter Alliance Board
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation