Catherine was born and raised in Sinton, Texas, the heart of the Texas farming community. Her father still operates the family farm to this day, growing cotton and grain sorghum.
After graduating from Sinton High School, Catherine attended Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Development in May of 2002. Catherine went on to attend South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas where she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2005. While in law school, Catherine was a recipient of the South Texas Academic Merit Scholarship and was on the Dean’s Honor List, all while clerking for a professor and a Houston area litigation firm.
Catherine was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2005. She began her career working for a general practitioner attorney in San Antonio and thereafter became a prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney’s Office where she remained for more than 12 years. Throughout her nearly 14-year career, Catherine has successfully tried more than 32 felony jury trials to verdict, litigated countless bench trials and hearings, and achieved Board Certification in Juvenile Law in January 2019. In December 2018, Catherine joined CFHOJ.
In her free time, Catherine enjoys spending quality family time with her husband, Eric, two lovely children, and their Golden Retriever, Daisy. The family attends Christ Lutheran Church. In addition, Catherine makes it a priority to volunteer at her children’s school with the PTO and classrooms as a room parent, as well as chairing Career Day.