Catherine M. Roe

Associate

Biography

Catherine M. Roe is a civil litigation attorney who specializes in product liability, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical product failure, including mass torts.

Before joining MWA in 2020, Catherine worked in-house as associate legal counsel for an Orange County-based company where she drafted lease agreements, evaluated legal documents, and consulted with external legal counsel. She also volunteered her time and skills to operate as a volunteer counselor where she advised low-income clients on employment and COVID-19-related matters.

Awarded a Provost scholarship for academic excellence, Catherine exhibits a passion for human rights advocacy. While attending law school, Catherine worked as a judicial extern to the Honorable Kimberly Menninger, Superior Court of Orange County, as well as a research advocacy intern. As a Research Advocacy Intern, she drafted advocacy statements regarding international crimes of aggression for submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and even argued before the UNHRC in Geneva.

During her final years of law school, Catherine successfully represented clients as a student attorney with the UC Hastings Refugee & Human Rights Clinic. She also provided counsel to clients seeking advice in employment, discrimination, FMLA, and workers’ compensation matters under the UC Hastings Workers Rights Clinic. She was elected the Vice President of the Human Rights & International Law Organization and the Hastings to Haiti outreach partnership. Catherine also worked as a Senior Articles Editor on the Hastings International & Comparative Law Review.

Education

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco
  • B.A., English, University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar
  • Orange County Bar Association

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