Cathy is an appellate specialist, with extensive experience at both the state and federal level. A significant part of her practice entails filing and responding to mandamus petitions. She has fully briefed cases on the merits in various types of complex commercial cases for both the plaintiff and defendant. She regularly provides appellate assistance in the trial court, including high-quality legal research and brief writing, drafting jury charges and handling jury charge conferences, drafting post-verdict and post-judgment motions, and preparing case dispositive motions and pleadings. Cathy is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Appellate Law, has served as a past Chair of the Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, and previously served as a research attorney on the Houston First Court of Appeals.